Spring has finally come to Northern Norway and its been a welcome change because not only does it mean that the weather is getting warmer and the landscape greener - but the IPY Oslo Science Conference is finally here!!! I hope that those of you who are attending have finished your posters and presentations and are ready to take full advantage of all the great opportunities that will be available. Those of you who are not attending, you'll be able to watch the plenary lectures as webcasts, so be sure to check out the conference website: http://www.ipy-osc.no/
400 early career scientists will receive free accommodation during the conference and an additional 150 have received reduced registration fees thanks to the IPY Oslo Stipend Programme sponsored by the Research Council of Norway (RCN). The RCN is also sponsoring the APECS Career Development Workshop and the APECS Reception and Student Lounge during the conference.
The RCN is the main funding institution for science in Norway and hosts a wealth of great programmes and opportunities for all researchers - especially us polar-types. They also encourage researcher exchanges and have a number of fellowship opportunities for international researchers to come to Norway and for Norwegians to work abroad. I encourage you all to check out some of the amazing opportunities offered by the RCN for collaboration and work here in wonderful Norway.
RCN Polar Research Homepage: http://bit.ly/RCN-polar
RCN Funding Opportunities for Early Career Scientists: http://bit.ly/RCN-fellowships
Norway's Research Policy through 2015 (in English): http://bit.ly/Norway-Polar-policy