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FREE symposium | Sustainable Solutions to Antarctic Challenges: Supporting Polar Research in the 21st Century
Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 9:00am

When: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 15
Where: PSU's University Place Hotel in the Columbia Falls Ballroom (310 S.W. Lincoln Ave., Portland, Ore.).

This special symposium, designed to be accessible to both members of the Portland community and professionals, will showcase the work and sustainability strategies in areas such as Technology Enabling Sustainability, Sustainable Logistics Support, and Supporting Antarctic Science: Challenge and Solutions.

Keynote speakers include Dr. Gwynne Dyer, journalist and broadcaster, “Climate Change, the Geopolitics of Scarcity, and Antarctica”; and Professor Steven Chown, head of the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University, Australia, “Addressing Conservation Challenges in the Antarctic: The role of National Antarctic Programs."

In Antarctica, “sustainable solutions” means more than efficiency, resiliency, and environmental responsibility. There, sustainability means stewardship of the scientific endeavor itself. In a challenging financial environment, managers of national Antarctic programs are innovators who collaborate across disciplines and across national boundaries to find and share best practices in one of the most remote and least forgiving environments on Earth.

The symposium is presented by the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs, with funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation.