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27th International Polar Conference, Rostock, 25 – 29 March 2018

University of Rostock, Institute of Physics
Albert-Einstein-Str. 22-24
DE - 18059 - Rostock
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The German Society for Polar Research invites you to the 27th International Polar Conference to be held at the University of Rostock, Germany, to discuss changes in the cold regions and resulting consequences.

Registration and submission of (up to two) abstracts are done within one form.

You may also download the 2nd Circular.

Oral and poster contributions are welcome in the field of polar and high mountain research covering the following themes:

  • Atmosphere and Ocean in High Latitudes
  • Past land/shelf/ocean interactions in the Arctic
  • Last Glacial to modern climate variability
  • Mass balance and Dynamics of Glacier Systems
  • Polar Organisms under Rising Temperatures
  • Climate History at the Poles - Regional Impact and Global Significance
  • Marine Polar Biology - Biodiversity, Distribution and Food Webs
  • Terrestrial Polar Biology - Structure and Function of Communities
  • Hot Topics in Polar Research - From Social to Natural Sciences
  • DFG SPP 1158 Antarctic Research - Report Colloquium
  • Permafrost and Periglacial Habitats
  • Geodynamic Processes
  • Pioneers in Polar Research
  • „Cool Classes“: Polar Topics at Schools
  • 150 Years of German Polar Research

The colloquium of the DFG Priority Program (SPP) 1158 "Antarctic Research" will be part of the scientific program.

Conference language English (however, single presentations may be given in German).

Deadline for registration and submission of abstracts: 15 December 2017

Poster award and Photo Contest

The best poster presentations will be awarded a prize of € 300, € 200 and € 100, respectively.

The winners of the photo contest will be awarded a prize of € 150, € 100 and € 50, respectively. The detailed call of the photo contest can be downloaded here. The selected photos will be displayed during the conference, beginning with the Icebreaker Reception.

Registration fee

The registration fee includes the complete catering, namely all lunch and coffee breaks (Monday to Thursday), Icebreaker Reception (Sunday evening) and Social Dinner (Tuesday evening).

regular fee € 180
reduced fee € 90

Please pay the registration fee by 20 December 2017.
The reduced registration fee applies to Bachelor, Master and PhD students.
The payment of the registration fee can be made in two ways, by bank transfer (preferred method of payment) or by credit card. Please be aware that for credit card payment an additional fee of  € 3 will be charged.
Further information on the payment (especially the bank transfer) is given in the 2nd Circular and also during filling in the online registration form. The Credit Card Payment Form is available for download here as well as during the registration.


Discounted rates have been arranged with the hotels given below. Please make the reservation by yourself giving the keyword Polarforschung. Please pay attention to the respective deadline to reserve a room at the discounted rate.

Intercity Hotel Rostock, Herweghstraße 51, 18055 Rostock

Phone: +49 381 4950 0, Email: rostock@intercityhotel.de
Web www.intercityhotel.com
Pre-reservation by 22 Feb 2018, keyword "Polarforschung"
Single / Double Room: € 62.00 € / € 89.50 per room/night incl. breakfast
Cancellation: until 7 days before arrival without any fees, less than 7 days before arrival: 90%

Motel One Rostock, Schröderplatz 2, 18057 Rostock

Phone: +49 381 66 69 19 0, Email: rostock@motel-one.com
Web www.motel-one.com
Pre-reservation by 25 Feb 2018
Single / Double Room: € 59.00 / € 74.00 per room/night without breakfast.
Breakfast € 9.50 per person.
Please make the reservation by filling in the Motel One Reservation Form and fax it directly to the hotel.
Cancellation: until 14 days before arrival without any fees

Ibis Hotel Rostock, Warnowufer 42/43, 18057 Rostock

Phone: +49 381 242210, Email: H2208@accor.com
Web www.ibis.com
Pre-reservation by 28 Feb 2018, keyword "Polarforschung"
Single / Double Room: € 61.00 € / € 61.00 per room/night incl. breakfast

Hotel Sportforum, Kopernikusstr. 17A, 18057 Rostock

Phone: +49 381 1288480, Email: willkommen@hotelsportforum.de
Web www.hotel-sportforum.com
Pre-reservation by 01 Feb 2018, keyword "Polarforschung"
Single / Double Room: € 58.00 € / € 76.00 per room/night incl. breakfast
Cancellation: until 3 days before arrival without any fees

Hotel Citymaxx Rostock, Petridamm 1a, 18146 Rostock

Phone: +49 381 666 55 70, Email: info@hotel-citymaxx.de
Web www.hotel-citymaxx.de
Pre-reservation by 10 Mar 2018, keyword "Polarforschung"
Single / Double Room: € 45.00 € / € 55.00 per room/night without breakfast
Breakfast: € 8.00 per person


Two full-time excursions are offered on Friday, 30 March 2018. Please book your favorite excursion during the registration procedure, and add the excursion fee to the registration fee. Transport from/to Rostock in combination with a guided tour will be organized. Costs are 35 € per person.

Excursion 1: Visit of the spectacular Ozeaneums in the history Hanseatic City of Stralsund.

Excursion 2: Visit of the world famous Chalks Cliff at the Island of Rügen - National Park Centre "Königstuhl"



Continue here for registration and submission of abstracts (realized within one form):