National Conference on

Polar Sciences (NCPS-2017)

Organised by: National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research

Date: May 16-17, 2017; Venue: NCAOR, Goa


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Themes and Sessions


Crustal Evolution and Reconstruction

  1. Geochronology, Geochemistry and Petrology
  2. Crustal Evolution: Insight from Recent Geophysical and Geological Investigations
  3. Geodesy and geodynamics


Space Weather, Meteorology and Oceanic Processes 

  1. Solar-terrestrial Interaction Studies
  2. Weather and Climate Modeling Including Sea Ice Prediction
  3. Southern Ocean Circulation in Climate Dynamics
  4. Biogeochemical Cycle and Oceanic Processes
  5. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 


Climate Change and Variability

  1. Physical forcings, biogeochemical feedbacks and  variability
  2. Paleorecords and their climate linkages


Cryospheric Processes and Dynamics

  1. Cryospheric Processes and Variability
  2. Ice sheet and ice shelf stability
  3. Glacier processes and glacio-hydrological responses
  4. Sea ice variability and dynamics through time and space


Ecology and Diversity of Polar Biota

  1. Planktons of the past and present: climatological and ecological perspectives
  2. Diversity and Ecology of Flora and Fauna
  3. Microbial diversity: their role in the environment and industry


Operations and Management 

  1. Cold climate engineering: buildings, mechanical, systems, alternate energy systems
  2. Communication and data management
  3. Medical & Social issues:  Polar medicine, impacts of the polar environment and isolation over winter on individuals and communities
  4. Safety: human safety, equipment, clothing, operating procedures and search & rescue
  5. Education and outreach