About project"Societal relevance of Polar Research" was a two day mini-conference (27-28th November 2018) held in the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences in Sopot.
Aim of the meeting was to discuss in the mixed group of natural scientists, sociologists, psychologists and representatives of humanities (authors, journalists, filmmakers, educators) the questions:
Are the Polar Research present and important in the public discourse?
Is it so, that interest in adventurous and exotic character of polar research brings people closer to be interested in the climate and nature protection?
What are the key drivers and reasons that create public and political support for the Polar Research in Europe?
See the photos from the meeting at: https://www.iopan.pl/Albumy/konf27112018/ and https://www.iopan.pl/Albumy/konf27112018-2/. We want to keep the dialogue that started during the meeting, turn it to the grant/project proposal and a peer reviewed paper.