Scandic Fornebu, Oslo
Monday November 6th 2017 at 11:30 – Wednesday November 8th 2017 at 16:00

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The Research Council of Norway and Svalbard Science Forum (SSF) in collaboration with The Norwegian Polar Institute and The Ny-Ålesund Science Managers Committee (NySMAC) invite you to inspire and be inspired.

The goal is to stimulate and inspire in a way that advances research from Svalbard. Together with updates on plans and the latest from the frontier of research, we expect your active participation in presentations from ongoing and planned projects, poster session and stimulating decisions.

We invite you to give presentations from ongoing and planned projects, contribute to poster sessions and participate in discussions. The deadline for submission of abstracts was 10 August and is now closed.


The Svalbard Science Conference is free, but you cover accommodation and travel expenses. We encourage participants to stay at the conference hotel Scandic Fornebu (here). Booking code for discounted rates: BFOR141117. Conference rate is available until 23 October.

On 7 November the National Contact Points (NCP) for Societal Challenge 5 in Horizon 2020 will man a help desk.

The secretariat of Svalbard Science Forum will have a help desk throughout the conference and can provide support on RiS and SSF funding mechanisms in addition to information on infrastructures and activities.

Other organizations who wish to share written material or man a desk can contact the secretariat for further information.

Conference secretariat: Contact Carina Leander, email:, phone: +47 993 89 202 


We are pleased to see that many have shown interest in participating at the conference.

Registration is currently full, but please sign up and you will receive direct mail when participation is possible.