“Where the poles come together”

POLAR2018 is a joint event from the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research SCAR and the International Arctic Science Committee IASC. The SCAR meetings, the ASSW and the Open Science Conference will be hosted by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL under the patronage of the Swiss Committee on Polar and High Altitude Research. POLAR2018will take place in Davos, Switzerland from 15 – 26 June 2018.

The Swiss Polar Institute is proud to be a sponsoring partner of Polar2018.


15 – 18 June 2018: SCAR and IASC/ASSW Business & Satellite Meetings
19 – 23 June 2018: SCAR/IASC Open Science Conference
24 – 26 June 2018: SCAR Delegates Meeting & 2018 Arctic Observing Summit


About Davos

Davos, Europe’s highest city, is situated in the Eastern part of the Swiss Alps on 1560 meters above sea level. It offers modern congress infrastructure and a wide range of accommodation options from the simple hostel to elegant five-star lodgings. While being at the pulse of international business and research, Davos maintains a pleasant village atmosphere and is surrounded by a stunning alpine environment, making your visit exceptionally enjoyable. Travelling to Davos is best done by train, the nearest international airport being Zurich, some well-connected 150 km away from Davos. The train ride through the picturesque pre-alpine and alpine environment is a special experience.



Registration for the Open Science Conference, the SCAR and IASC/ASSW business & satellite meetings and the 2018 Arctic Observing Summit will open on 1 November 2017.