The Sixth Symposium on Polar Science 16-19 Novembr, 2015

The Sixth Symposium on Polar Science

Symposium has been closed.

The Sixth Symposium on Polar Science will be held at the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), Tokyo, Japan, from 16 to 19 November 2015. The NIPR is organizing this annual symposium to present and promote a wide variety of polar scientific research and interdisciplinary studies. The symposium includes a special session, the theme of which is "Warming in the Arctic and Its Influences – GRENE Arctic Climate Change Research Project and the Next New Directions". We will discuss current outcomes of the GRENE Project and directions of the new project of the Arctic research.

Accompanying this special session will be parallel sessions, which will include ordinary sessions and interdisciplinary sessions. We look forward to your active participation.


The symposium will be held at the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM) and the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL) located adjacent to the NIPR.

Address of the National Institute of Polar Research: 10-3 Midori-cho, Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan

Symposium schedule

16-19 November, 2015

Outline of the sessions

Special session:
Interdisciplinary sessions:
Ordinary sessions:

Outline of the sessions

Date Time Sessions
16 Nov (Mon.) AM OS OB OM OG OA
Joint Party
Joint Party
OM Party OG&OA
Joint Party
17 Nov (Tue.) AM IM OB IG OA
Eve Symposium Banquet
18 Nov (Wed.) AM S
Eve Evening Session on "Long-term Plan for Arctic Environmental Research"
S&IA Joint Party
19 Nov (Thur.) AM IA IB2

Style and language for presentation

Presentation style is either oral presentation or poster presentation. We ask you to indicate your preference at the timing of abstract submission. The symposium organizing committee will make a decision for style of each presentation.

Language for oral presentations is English as a rule. However, we also accept oral presentations in Japanese. Slides for oral presentations must be written in English. In poster presentations, English must be used at least in abstract and explanations for figures and tables.

About environment of the poster presentation

This year, poster sessions will be held at the Entrance Hall of NIPR on the 1st floor, collecting all posters presented for the symposium. The environment of the poster presentations will be improved as compared to previous years, in terms of spaces and accessibility between different research fields. Each poster can be displayed for two days including a core time for each poster. We plan to use poster boards with a size of 1170mm in horizontal width, 870mm in vertical width, and with top height of 1800 mm. The board is for landscape type posters. However, portrait type poster can be displayed as well using the horizontal width of up to 1170 mm.


Abstract submission will open at the 4 August 2015, on the symposium web site.
Deadline for abstract submission: 4 September 2015

*Application for abstract submission and travel support has been closed.
*Deadline for pre-registration for participation is November 16th.

Important dates

3rd Aug
Pre-Registration opens.
4th Sep
Abstract Submission finishes.
Notification of acceptance for the Abstract Submissions.
End of September
Release of session arrangement on the web. Notification of the schedule of presentations.
End of October
Release of Programs of presentation on the web.
PDF version of the symposium program is now downloadable.
Please see main menu (left top) in this page.
6th Nov
Release of Abstract PDFs on the web


Shuji Fujita

Tel: +81-42-512-0679, Fax: +81-42-528-3497
National Institute of Polar Research
10-3 Midori-cho, Tachikawa, Tokyo 190-8518, Japan
Email: symposium2015[at]