Programme for the Polar Night Week 2020

The Programme may be subject to changes. There will be a silent room as working space available during the entire week. All sessions in the programme are open for all particpants.

To register your participation go to the PNW registration form.

Location: Svalbard Science Centre, Longyearbyen (except first day: Radisson BLU hotel)


Monday, 13 January

Location: Radisson BLU hotel

14:00 - 16:00 Arrival and registration

16:00 - 18:00 Welcome and SESS report 2019 release

18:00 Icebreaker


Tuesday, 14 January

Location: Svalbard Science Centre

09:00 - 09:30 Keynote talk by Prof. Dr. Martin Heimann, Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry

09:30 - 10:30 Presentations from the working groups

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 - 12:00 SIOS data management

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 15:00 Polar Night Week Seminar

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 - 16:00 SESS report 2019 - Feedback from authors

Evening programme TBA


Wednesday, 15 January

Location: Svalbard Science Centre


10:15 - 10:45 Coffee break

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:00 Poster session with coffee

14:00 - 15:00 Keynote talks by moderators of the mini-workshops

15:00 - 17:00 Parallel sessions: Mini-workshops



19:00 SIOS Dinner at Huset


Thursday, 16 January

Location: Svalbard Science Centre

09:00 - 12:00 Working group meetings (SOAG, SDMS, IAG)

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 16:00 Working group meetings (RSWG, RICC)

16:00 - 18:00 Cross working group meeting: Mingling with soda, beer and pizza


Friday, 17 January

Location: Svalbard Science Centre

09:00 - 09:30 Keynote talk (TBA)

09:30-11:30 Concluding plenary

11:30 Lunch (Take away)

Afternoon: Departure of participants