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28th International Polar Conference, Potsdam, 01 – 05 May 2022

AWI Potsdam
DE - 14473 - Potsdam
  • Conference

The German Society of Polar Research cordially invites you to attend the 28th International Polar Conference in Potsdam, Germany.


Important dates
9 March 2022 Abstract submission TERMINATED.
6 March 2022 Booking of accommodation (from contingent)
31 March 2022 Submission of photographs for photo contest
8 April 2022 Payment of registration fee - Early Bird

The following information on the 28. International Polar Conference are also given in the circular.

The submission of abstracts was terminated on 9 March 2022. A registration is still possible here: go to the registration form (to be used for registration incl. excursions).

The conference is planned to meet in person, according to the regulations of the State of Brandenburg valid at that time. Please observe the updated information which will be publihsed at this web page.

Please direct questions to: polartagung2022@polarforschung.de.


Oral presentations and posters: Science park "Albert Einstein" (building H), Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam, Germany.

Icebreaker: Wissenschaftsetage in the Bildungsforum Potsdam, Am Kanal 47, 14467 Potsdam, Germany.


The preliminary program comprises the following subjects:

Sunday, 01 May 2022
t.b.d. APECS meeting and workshop
from 6 p.m. Icebreaker
Monday, 02 May 2022
from 8 a.m. Registration
Monday (02 May) to Thursday (05 May, noon) Oral and poster sessions
Monday, 02 May 2022 DGP member's meeting, DGP working group meetings
Tuesday, 03 May 2022 Public evening lecture - Markus Rex (AWI): MOSAiC expedition
Wednesday, 04 May 2022 evening Conference dinner (together with DFG Priority Program "Antarctic Research")
Thursday, 05 May 2022 afternoon Excursions E1 and E2
Friday, 06 May 2022 Day excursion E3
Donnerstag (05.05.2022), 13:30 bis Freitag (06.05.2022) mittag Workshop "Gravity field, ice sheet and inner structure of the Earth in Antarctica: Understanding interactions and gathering observational constraints" (separate invitation)


The colloquium of the DFG Priority Program 1158 "Antarctic Research" will be integral part of the program, planned to take place on Monday (02 May) and Wednesday (04 May).

We are happy that Prof. Markus Rex (AWI Research Unit Potsdam) agreed to give the public evening lecture on Tuesday (03 May 2022).

We will inform on the final structure of the programm by the end of March 2022.

Oral presentations and posters

ORAL PRESENTATIONS can be uploaded as PowerPoint or PDF files. Information on format and resolution will be provided in due time.

POSTER should be prepared in format DIN A0 portrait.

Conference language

Conference language is English (however, selected presentations or sessions may be held in German).

Poster award

The three best poster presentations will be awarded € 300,  € 200 and € 100, respectively.


Day planned time Destination Costs
Thursday (05 May 2022) 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Brickyard Museum Glindow
Thursday (05 May 2022) 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Potsdam City Tour
Friday (06 May 2022) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Day excursion - geological bike tour

The realization of the individual excursions depends on the number of interested participants. Expenses for the participation in one of the excursions will be fixed later (when the registration will have been opened). Booking will be realized together with the registration; the respective costs have to be added to and will be paid together with the registration fee.


Go to the registration form (to be used for registration incl. excursions).

The submission of abstracts was terminated on 9 March 2022; registration for the conference is still possible.

Registration fees

Category Early Bird: by 8 April 2022 Standard /on-site: after 8 April 2022
DGP member regular € 90 € 140
non-DGP member regular € 140 € 190
DGP member - student € 50 € 80
non-DGP member - student € 90 € 120

There is a reduced registration fee for DGP members. If you are not yet a member of the DGP but would like to benefit from this reduced registration fee you can become a DGP member by submitting the membership application form (which can be found at the website) together with paying the registration fee.

The student registration fee holds for Bachelor, Master and PhD students.

The registration fee includes all coffee breaks (from Monday to Thursday), Icebreaker Reception (Sunday evening) and Conference Dinner (Wednesday evening).

Lunch will be served by the canteen (which is situated in the same building like the conference venue). Due to organizational reasons the participants are asked to pay by themselves for the lunch, which has the advantage that you are able make up your own choice from the rich selection offered by the canteen. Price range: € 3 to 6.


The payment of the registration fee can be made in two ways: (a) by bank transfer – which is the preferred method of payment, and (b) by credit card. Please be aware that for credit card payment an additional fee of € 3 will be charged. A form for credit card payment will be provided by 1 February 2022 at the latest (together with the activation of the registration form):

Details (especially for bank transfer) can be seen in the circular.

Funding (travel grants)

The DGP will support the participation particularly of students and young scientists by awarding travel grants. These grants will be in the range of € 150 to € 250 depending on the calculated costs. To apply for a travel grant please use this form.

Equality policies including child care

The DFG Priority Programme 1158 "Antarctic Research" and the DGP place particular emphasis on the promotion and equality of women conducting research in polar regions. Like the DFG, SPP 1158 is firmly committed to equal opportunities and equality for women and men scientists in the German science system. For this reason, at this year's Status Colloquium, which is an integral part of the 28th International Polar Conference, SPP 1158 is focusing on women as presenters.

For any question, please contact the local organizing committee before 8 April 2022 by emailing to polartagung2022@polarforschung.de and the SPP at SPP-Antarktisforschung@uni-rostock.de.

Photo contest

The DGP calls for a photo contest. Deadline for submission of respective photographs is 31 March 2022.

The three best photographs will be award prizes of € 150, € 100 and € 50, respectively.

Please see details in the call for the photo contest 2022.

Overview maps

Map of Potsdam with hotels and venues Map of Potsdam city center with hotels and venue for the icebreaker (Wissenschaftsetage) Map of Potsdam with main station and conferenc venue at Telegrafenberg Map of Science Park "Albert Einstein" Telegrafenberg Potsdam


All participants are kindly asked to book their accommodation by themselves. 6 March 2022 is the deadline for hotel booking via the contingent pre-reserved at the following three hotels. Please take care to cite the respective keyword given for each hotel.

B&B Hotel Potsdam

Babelsberger Str. 24, 14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 626440
Email: potsdam@hotelbb.com
Web: https://www.hotel-bb.com/de/hotel/potsdam
Single room: € 65 plus breakfast € 8.50
Double room: € 75 per room plus breakfast € 8.50 per person
Keyword "Polartagung"
Cancellation conditions: Booking can be cancelled until the day of arrival.

Mercure Hotel Potsdam City

Lange Brücke, 14467 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 272424
Email: H1582@accor.com
Web: https://www.mercure-potsdam.com/
Single room: € 89 incl. breakfast
Double room: € 109 incl. breakfast
To make a reservation please use this link or, alternatively, this reservation form.
Keyword "AWI_0522"
Cancellation conditions: free of charge until five days before arrival.

MAXX by Steigenberger Sanssouci Potsdam

Allee nach Sanssouci 1, 14471 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 90910
Email: meetings.potsdam@maxxhotel.com
Web: https://www.maxxhotel.com/hotels/alle-hotels/deutschland/potsdam/maxx-by-steigenberger-sanssouci-potsdam
Single room from 01 to 02 May 2022: € 99 incl. breakfast
Single room from 02 to 06 May 2022: € 104 incl. breakfast
Please make the reservation exclusively via this link.
Keyword "Polartagung"
Cancellation conditions: free of charge until two weeks before arrival. Within less than two weeks before arrival a cancellation fee of € 90 will be charged.


...should kindly be directed to polartagung2022@polarforschung.de.