Polar Research - Arctic and Antarctic Perspectives
in the International Polar Year

July 8 - 11, 2008
St.Petersburg, Russia


Conference poster sessions will be on 9th - 11th of July from 14:30 to 16:00, including the time of second coffee-break (15:30 - 16:00). Poster sessions at the main conference venue - hotel “Pribaltiyskaya Park Inn” will be in two places: Fountain hall at the second floor and space before the Northern hall at the first floor. Place for posters in the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute will be at foyer on the second floor near the main entrance for the participants.

Schedule for poster sessions at the hotel

9 July, Wednesday, Fountain hall

1.5. Past, Present and Future Polar Climate Change

2.4. Education and Outreach

5.5. Polar Bridges and People and Resources at the Poles

5.6. Polar History: The International Polar Years

9 July, Wednesday, near Northern hall

1.7. Polar Terrestrial and Freshwater Ecosystems

2.3. The Sun’s Interactions with the Earth’s Atmosphere and Electromagnetic Environment

3.1. Deep Sub-ice Water, Hydrological Systems and Ice sheet Interactions

3.2. Frontiers in Polar Biology

10 July, Thursday, Fountain hall

1.4. Shrinking Snow and Ice: Rapid Change in the Polar Regions

1.6. Meteorological Processes, weather and climate forecasting

4.1. Polar Observing Systems

10 July, Thursday, near Northern hall

1.8. Polar Marine Ecosystems (first 50 posters)

4.5. Data as an IPY Legacy

5.1. People and Change

5.4. The Role of Indigenous Knowledge in Modern Polar Science

11 July, Friday, Fountain hall

1.9. General Session

3.4. Technological Advances and Polar Exploration

3.5. Frontiers in Polar Scientific Drilling

4.2. Astronomy and Astrophysics

4.4. Earth’s Magnetic Field: A View from the Poles

5.3. Conservation, Tourism, and Visitor Management

11 July, Friday, near Northern hall

1.8. Polar Marine Ecosystems (residuary posters)

2.2. Polar/Global Biological Connections

3.3. Polar Microbes, Genetics, and Molecular Biology

Schedule for poster sessions at the AARI

9 July, Wednesday, foyer

1.2. Polar Ocean Processes

4.3. Observations of the Poles from Space and advanced Observing Techniques for Polar Regions

10 July, Thursday, foyer

1.1. Earth Structure and Geodynamics at the Poles

11 July, Friday, foyer

1.3. Evolving Coastal, Near shore and Shelf Processes

2.1. Coupled Cryosphere/Ocean/Atmosphere Systems

5.2. Exploiting Natural Resources

Permanent poster session “SCAR Products and services” will take place in the Fountain hall of Pribaltiyskaya from 9th to 11th of July.

Information for poster presenters

All poster must be designed according to the following:

- Maximum size A0 (841 x 1189 mm)

- Orientation Portrait

Any posters not conforming with this layout may be rejected due to space limitations. The type size most suitable for poster text is 20 to 24 point which is legible from one meter. Photographs should be a minimum of 200 x 250 mm. It is requested that no advertising material of any type be attached to the poster display or handout material. Posters not conforming to this request may be taken down.

The display panel will be plastic covered chipboard. Adhesive tape (scotch) will be provided by the technical staff of the Local organising committee to affix the poster presentation to the display board. Posters can be made of lightweight cardboard, poster board or heavy duty paper. Heavy cardboard material is not advisable because of the difficulty of attachment and retention on the display board.

A special sign, which will be supplied by the LOC, will be mounted on the top left hand corner of the display. The sign or abstract index includes the session number and abstract number in accordance with the printed Book of the abstracts. This sign will help to put the poster in the right place. Poster presentations not included to the Book of the abstracts due to the late submission will be listed and numbered in the special Addendum to the Conference Handbook.

Posters should be set up on 9th, 10th or 11th July, respectively, in the morning (before 9 AM), during the first coffee-break (11:00 - 11:30) or lunch time (13:30 - 14:30) at latest. Posters should be removed right after the poster session or at the end of the day (6 PM). Posters not removed will be discarded.