2020 European Polar Science Week

The European Polar Science Week is one of the first results of increased cooperation between the European Commission (Directorate General for Research and Innovation) and the European Space Agency. It takes place online during October 26-30 2020.


The overall objective of the European Polar Science Week is to bring together the European Polar science community, and reinforce European cooperation for Polar Science. During this week, key scientists and stakeholders of Polar Science have the opportunity to discuss the major challenges and opportunities in front of us, promote networking and collaboration across projects and activities and support ESA and the EC to collect recommendations for the future Polar science priorities in Europe.


The European Polar Science Week is organised by the European Space Agency and the European Commission together with EASME (the European Executive Agency for SMEs) and EU PolarNet.


The European Polar Science Week will contribute to the implementation of several major policy initiatives:


The online event comprises different type of sessions promoting different levels of interaction with the community:


The event is open to Polar researchers and students, modelers, Earth system and climate scientists, industry, policy makers, representatives of local communities and other stakeholders interested in sharing their knowledge and experience and contributing to drive the European polar scientific agenda.


Dates: 26-30 October 2020.

Location: Online.

Further information: conference website