The 4th Symposium on Polar Science 12-15 Novembr, 2013

The Fourth Symposium on Polar Science

Symposium has been closed.

"The Fourth Symposium on Polar Science" will be held at the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), Tokyo, Japan, from 12-15 November, 2013. NIPR is organising this annual symposium to lead and promote a wide variety of polar scientific research and interdisciplinary studies. The symposium includes a one-day long special session and three days of parallel sessions. The special session this year is entitled: 'Future prospects of Antarctic research: towards phase IX of the Japanese Antarctic Research Project (2016-2022)'. The parallel sessions consist of ordinary sessions and interdisciplinary sessions, listed below. We look forward to your active participation.

The symposium will be held at National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR) and National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL) located adjacent to NIPR.
Address of National Institute of Polar Research: 10-3 Midori-cho, Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan
Access map here.

Symposium schedule

12-15 November, 2013

Outline of the sessions

Special session:
Interdisciplinary sessions:
Ordinary sessions:
  • [OS] Space and Upper Atmospheric Sciences
  • [OM] Polar Meteorology and Glaciology
  • [OG] Polar Geosciences
  • [OB] Polar Biology
  • [OA] Antarctic Meteorites

Session schedule

day time Sessions
12th Nov. AM IA     OB
Eve IA & IC Joint Party   OB Party
13th Nov. AM IM IC IP OB
Eve Symposium Banquet
14th Nov. AM S
Eve OS & IM Joint Party (OM Party) OG & OA Joint Party
15th Nov. AM OS OM OG OA

Detailed schedule and program here.


Deadline for registration and abstract submission: 13th September, 2013
- extended to 12:00 JST on 17th September, 2013 (JST = UTC + 9 hours, i.e., it is 03:00 UT on 17th September.)

* Application for registration, abstract submission and travel support has been closed.
(Registration for participants without presentation can be applied until just before the symposium period.)


Akira Sessai Yukimatu

Tel: +81-42-512-0613, Fax: +81-42-528-3146
National Institute of Polar Research
10-3 Midori-cho, Tachikawa, Tokyo 190-8518, Japan