About the Workshop

The workshop is an interdisciplinary meeting of early career researching all aspects of marine sciences in the polar regions. It will be hosted at the University of East Anglia in Norwich on the 29th – 31st July 2014.

Workshop Themes

The theme of the workshop is polar marine science, including physical, biological and chemical sciences of the oceans, as well as links with atmospheric and cryospheric processes.


The workshop is funded by the NERC iSTAR project, itself an interdisciplinary project research the impact of ocean heat transport on the melting of Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica.


This workshop aims to bring together 40 – 45 early career polar researchers to present their science and gain knowledge of cutting edge research, funding opportunities and career pathways. There will be excellent opportunities to build networks with fellow early career scientists as well as senior scientists, who will share their perspectives in a series of panel debates and workshops.

There will be a registration fee of £50. Some funds will be available to cover this, as well as travel to Norwich and accommodation for the workshop, depending on demand.

The workshop has a social site at Facebook where attendees can see who is going, make group travel and accommodation arrangements, and partake in lively discussion!

Workshop Schedule

The workshop will open on the afternoon of Monday, July 29 with an introductory session, followed by a keynote talk. There will be evening social events throughout the week including a conference dinner (included in the registration cost). The conference will conclude on Thursday afternoon, followed by a final social event in Norwich. The full workshop schedule will be available from April 2014.



Registration will open on 21 March and close on 21 May. Please contact Ben Webber if you have any questions.


Travel and Accommodation

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is located on the western edge of Norwich, and is reachable by direct bus from Norwich train station.

Accommodation can be provided on campus for £37 per night including breakfast. This can be booked during online registration.

Contact us

If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please contact either Ben Webber (Workshop Organiser), or TJ Young (Website).