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29th International Polar Conference

2024-09-20 - 23:59:59
Mesnerhaus Rauris
Kirchweg 3
AT - 5661 - Rauris
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The 29th International Polar Conference will held under the motto

Dynamic Poles and High Mountain Environments

The 29th International Polar Conference "Dynamic Poles and High Mountain Environments" is set to take place at the Mesnerhaus in Rauris, Austria, from 16 to 20 September 2024. Co-organized by the German Society of Polar Research and the Austrian Polar Research Institute (APRI), this transdisciplinary event will feature scientific talks, an extensive poster session, and will offer ample space for intensive discussions for polar and high mountain enthusiasts. Among the highlights will be a series of short presentations by early career researchers on their latest research findings as part of the German Research Foundation (DFG) priority program "Antarctic Research with Comparative Investigations in Arctic Ice Areas”, a prestigious public evening lecture, and a workshop by the "Association of Polar Early Career Scientists”. The conference concludes with an exciting excursion program, featuring a scientific visit to Sonnblick, exploring "Climate History, the Development of Glaciers, and Gold Mining." Join us for a week of insightful exchanges in the heart of the Austrian Alps.

First Circular (pdf download)

Thematic priorities

  • Atmospheric, sea-ice, and ocean system dynamics
  • Biology and biogeography in polar environments
  • Permafrost in a warming world: impacts and consequences
  • Mass balance and evolution of glacier systems in a changing climate
  • Physical processes of glaciers and ice sheets in their environment
  • Polar Earth Sciences: from orogeny to glaciation
  • Past climate crises
  • The Anthropocene and climate change in polar and mountain regions
  • Snow as an interdisciplinary field of research (Waalem Polar Cluster)
  • History and future of international cooperation in polar regions
  • People, infrastructures and more-than-humans in the environment
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration of social sciences and natural sciences
  • Collaborative, transdisciplinary and decolonial research methods for co-creating knowledges in the Arctic
  • Cool Classes - Polar Educators Germany
  • DFG priority program 1158 Antarctic Research: Report Colloquium

Important Dates

Abstract submission and registration will open by 1 May 2024. Further information will be given in the 2nd Circular and will be published at the conference website.

  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: 17 May 2024
  • Registration: 31 July 2024
  • APECS Workshop: 15 September 2024
  • Welcome reception: 16 September 2024 (evening)
  • Side meetings
    • DGP Working Groups: 17 and 19 September 2024
    • Snow: 17 September 2023 (late noon)
    • Public evening lecture: 17  September 2024
  • Conference Dinner: 18 September 2024
  • Exkursion programm on 20 September 2024:
    • Pasterze, Austria's largest glacier
    • Scientific visit to Sonnblick Observatory, exploring "Climate History, the Development of Glaciers, and Gold Mining"


Fees will be due upon registration.

Fee DGP members
no DGP membership
Registration fee (normal) € 50.00 € 100.00
Registration fee (reduced) (Bachelor / Master / PhD students, early-career scientists up to five years after PhD) € 30.00 € 60.00
Conference dinner t.b.d.
Excursions t.b.d.