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Early Career Session at Arctic Science Summit Week 2007
15.03.2007 - 20.03.2007 
Hanover, New Hampshire, USA -


Dear Early Career Polar Scientist or Engineer,

We would like to invite you to the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW), hosted this year on Wednesday, March 14 through Monday, March 19 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire by the United States. The purpose of the summit is to provide opportunities for international coordination, collaboration and cooperation in all areas of Arctic science and to combine science and management meetings. ASSW 2007 falls at the beginning of the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008 and is an inaugural event for the U.S. and international involvement in IPY.

The Early Career Scientists program is designed to enable international networking for early career polar scientists and engineers throughout the week. People who are currently working on a graduate degree in polar science and scientists and engineers who have obtained their graduate degree within the last five years are welcome to participate.

Early career scientists, engineers are encouraged to attend ASSW for all or part of the open meeting sessions and to present oral or poster presentations either at the general sessions or at the Early Career Science Symposium on Saturday, March 17, 2007. You will need to register for the conference. For full details, please visit the ASSW website at: and for specifics on the Early Career Program see:

We have highlighted below some events that may be of particular interest to Early Career scientists and engineers.

Wednesday, March 14 - Early Career Scientists Lunch where Early Career folks can get to know one another and some senior scientists who have done international research and worked with ASSW and international Arctic science planning for many years.

Wednesday afternoon features the Technology for Innovative Observations symposium. This symposium will include contributed oral and poster presentations describing enabling technologies for polar science across a broad spectrum of applications. Presentations should address innovations in techniques and technologies that go beyond off-the-shelf instrumentation. If you would like to present a poster or make a brief oral presentation on Technology for Innovative Observations, please visit the ASSW website to submit your abstract.

Thursday, March 15 is Science Day and will include invited speakers and contributed posters describing the science driving the need for new international collaboration across a variety of areas of polar science. The oral presentations present Arctic science in the context of the global system, and discuss the relevance of the findings for the mid-latitudes and beyond. If you would like to present a poster on Science Day, please visit the ASSW website.

Friday is Project Day and will be devoted to presentations and discussions of plans for internationally-coordinated programs, focusing on IPY legacies. Friday evening we will host an informal dinner and roundtable discussion for Early Career scientists and engineers wanting to get involved with international polar research projects.

Saturday afternoon is the Polar Early Career Scientists and Engineers Symposium. Early Career researchers who submit an abstract to this session will be allowed to give either an oral or poster presentation. Assignment to oral or poster will depend on the topical and geographical distribution of the abstracts submitted. If you are interested in presenting in the Early Career Symposium, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it identifying yourself as an early career scientist or engineer and provide your name and contact information, your presentation subject, and the dates of your arrival and departure.

There are other interesting events during the week, including an Icebreaker Reception on Wednesday evening and the Thin Ice exhibit at the Hood Museum. Most importantly, this is a great opportunity to find out about international collaborations during IPY and to meet and get to know other Early Career scientists and engineers. We hope you can join us for this exciting and informative summit.


Hanover, New Hampshire, USA