Programme for the Polar Night Week 2020

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

Some of the session will be streamed through zoom. See specific session for zoom link, if applicable.

Location: Svalbard Science Centre, Longyearbyen (Note: location for the first day: Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen)


Monday, 13 January

Location: Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen


18:00 Icebreaker at Svalbard Forskningsparken, Canteen


Tuesday, 14 January

Location: Svalbard Science Centre


10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

12:00-13:00 Lunch

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break




Wednesday, 15 January

Location: Svalbard Science Centre


10:15 - 10:45 Coffee break

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch


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



19:00 SIOS Dinner at Huset


Thursday, 16 January

Location: Svalbard Science Centre

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch




Friday, 17 January

Location: Svalbard Science Centre, Møysalen

10:00-10:15 NySMAC update by Maarten Loonen

10:15 - 11:30 Concluding plenary

11:30 Lunch (Take away)

Afternoon: Departure of participants