7th Annual Polar Technology Conference - 24 & 25 March 2011

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7th Annual Polar Technology Conference - 24 & 25 March 2011

Roy Stehle
Meeting Announcement
     7th Annual Polar Technology Conference
     24th and 25th March 2011
     Albuquerque Marriott
     Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110 USA

For further information and to register, please go to:
http://PolarTechnologyConference.org
or e-mail:  [hidden email]

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The 7th annual Polar Technology Conference will be hosted by
IRIS/PASSCAL on 24-25 March 2011. The primary purpose of this
conference is to bring together Polar Scientists and Technology
Developers in a forum to exchange information on research system
operational needs and technology solutions that have been successful
in polar environments.  This exchange of knowledge helps to address
issues of design, implementation, and deployment for systems that are
to achieve their research goals in the Polar Regions.

Past participants have come from the private sector, state and federal
agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academia.  Presentations
typically cover system requirements for proposed research along with
descriptions of systems and approaches that have been proven in polar
deployments.  Typical hardware and software topics have included
weather stations, robotics, power systems, telemetry, and remote
communications.  The scale of systems ranges from the autonomous data
collection towers to large scale research stations. Polar venues
represented include under, on, and above the ice, tundra, or sea.

Discussions on intra- and inter-national cooperation for site deployment
and maintenance are encouraged.  Informal breaks allow for
opportunities for networking and information exchange.  A poster
session is also included.  Workshops are being planned to offer
tutorial exchanges on specific technologies (e.g., power systems,
Iridium). We expect to have participants from the National Science
Foundation's (NSF) Office of Polar Programs who endorse the concept of
bringing together providers and consumers of these technologies in
hopes of benefiting from that synergy.  The NSF Arctic Research Support
and Logistics Program is one of the sponsors of this conference.

Presentations in all technology fields are invited. Regular and short
oral presentations will be scheduled, with the latter directed toward
updates to previous conference presentations.  Registration and
other information is available at the Conference's Website:

         http://PolarTechnologyConference.org/

A fee of $100 will be collected to cover conference expenses and coffee
breaks and lunch both days.



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