Natural and social scientists are invited to present abstracts under a series of session headings that address the themes of the International Polar Year (IPY). Abstracts are due by January 15.
For information on the sessions see the First Circular at; further details are available from the conference web site at, where information regarding registration, accommodation and visas will soon be posted. Please spread the word among your colleagues and students. St Petersburg is a well known tourist destination, so it is advisable to book a place early to avoid disappointment.