News Release

NIPR will host the 12th Symposium on Polar Science from November 15 to 18, 2021

Meeting Announcement

Research Organization of Information and Systems

The 12th Symposium on Polar Science hosted by the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), Tokyo, Japan, will be held with an Online Meeting System from 15 to 18, November 2021. This annual symposium aims to present and promote a wide variety of polar scientific research and interdisciplinary studies.

NIPR began hosting the interdisciplinary Symposium on Polar Science in 2010 in an effort to communicate polar science research results worldwide. This symposium is held concurrently with the annual symposia on Antarctic Meteorites, Space and Upper Atmospheric Sciences, Polar Meteorology and Glaciology, Polar Geosciences, and Polar Biology to discuss the situation surrounding the latest research and field activities in these disciplines.

“Special sessions have been set up in years when intensive discussions were required due to the progress of each research field,” said Masaki Okada, associate professor of NIPR, who is in charge of this symposium. "Now, the epidemic of the new coronavirus infection has had a tremendous impact on polar research. This year, we did not set up a special session because we thought that this situation required more detailed discussions in each area than discussions focused on specific issues. Researchers who have never participated in the past can think of it as an opportunity to concentrate on discussions in similar fields. We sincerely welcome new and active participants. Please contact the chair of each session published on the symposium site."



About National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR)

The NIPR engages in comprehensive research via observation stations in Arctic and Antarctica. As a member of the Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), the NIPR provides researchers throughout Japan with infrastructure support for Arctic and Antarctic observations, plans and implements Japan's Antarctic observation projects, and conducts Arctic researches of various scientific fields such as the atmosphere, ice sheets, the ecosystem, the upper atmosphere, the aurora and the Earth's magnetic field. In addition to the research projects, the NIPR also organizes the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition and manages samples and data obtained during such expeditions and projects. As a core institution in researches of the polar regions, the NIPR also offers graduate students with a global perspective on originality through its doctoral program. For more information about the NIPR, please visit:


About the Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS)

The Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS) is a parent organization of four national institutes (National Institute of Polar Research, National Institute of Informatics, the Institute of Statistical Mathematics and National Institute of Genetics) and the Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research. It is ROIS's mission to promote integrated, cutting-edge research that goes beyond the barriers of these institutions, in addition to facilitating their research activities, as members of inter-university research institutes.

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