National Conference on Polar Sciences

Organised by

National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research

Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India

Date: May 16-19, 2023; Venue: NCPOR, Goa




Researchers are invited to participate and present their findings on various aspects of Polar Regions, including the Himalayas. The conference will include invited and contributed oral as well as poster presentations. High-quality original and unpublished work (conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical) shall be encouraged. Abstracts for poster presentation under YPSM are invited from early career researchers. Abstract under YPSM and conference can be submitted under the same theme:


A Workshop on Sea-ice Modelling and Observations (SiMO): May 16-17, 2023

Sl. No. Programme
1 Invited lectures by National and International experts on the Importance of sea ice in the global climate system.
2 Invited lectures on the Observation and Modelling of sea-ice


Young Polar Scientists Meet (YPSM): May 17, 2023

Sl. No. Programme
1 Special Research Orientation Talk for Early Career Researchers by Eminent Scientists
2 Poster Presentation by Early Career Researchers
3 Presentation Winners Announcement Oral Presentation of Six Best Posters


Open Science Conference (OSC): May 18-19, 2023

(a) Geochronology, Geochemistry and Petrology

(b) Crustal Evolution: Insight from Recent Geophysical and Geological Investigations

(b) Geodesy and geodynamics

(a) Solar-terrestrial Interaction Studies

(b) Weather and Climate

(a) Ocean-atmospheric Processes

(b) Biogeochemical Processes

(c) Ocean Modelling

(a) Physical forcings, biogeochemical feedbacks and variability

(b) Past climate variability and global linkages

(c) Climate change and impact in polar regions

(a) Cryospheric Processes and Variability

(b) Glacier dynamics, processes and glacio-hydrological responses

(a) Sea ice variability and dynamics through time and space

(b) Sea-ice modelling and observations

(a) Planktons: climatological and ecological perspectives

(b) Diversity and Ecology of Flora and Fauna

(c) Microbial diversity: their role in the environment and industry

(d) Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

(a) Cold climate engineering: buildings, mechanical, systems, alternate energy systems

(b) Communication and AI/ML-digital data management

(c) Medical & Social issues: Polar medicine, impacts of the polar environment and isolation over winter on individuals and communities

(d) Safety: human safety, equipment, clothing, operating procedures and search & rescue

(d) Education and outreach