Fifth Internationl Antarctic Conference at NTUU "KPI"


At the end of the May, in the walls of NTUU "KPI" the 5-th International Antarctic Conference "Antarctic and the global Earth systems: new challenges and prospects» (V IAC 2011) was held - press-service of NTUU "KPI".

It was organized by National Antarctic Scientific Center, State Agency on Science, Innovation and Informatization of Ukraine, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute".

Scientists from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany and Great Britain took part in the conference, the total number of participants is 110.

They shared results of their work performed in laboratories, research institutions and organizations of eight countries. In general, the participants of the conference made 99 reports and 19 presentations.

The conference was held in plenary and in four sections. The section of Life Sciences was chaired by Dr. of technical sciences – O.Tashyreva ( Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NAS), Kyiv, Ukraine) and Dr. David Pierce (British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK).

The section of Earth Sciences chaired by Dr. V. Bahmutov (Subbotina Institute of Geophysics. of NAS, Kyiv, Ukraine) and head of the Russian Antarctic Expedition V. Lukin ( Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation).

Physical Science Section was working under the guidance of Corresponding Member of NAS of Ukraine, Prof. Y. Yampolsky (Institute of Radio Astronomy of NAS of Ukraine, Kharkiv, Ukraine) and Dr., Prof.V. Martazynova (Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute of Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine and NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine).

Moderators of Medical and Physiological studies section were Dr. of Medical Sciences Y. Moiseenko (Bogomolets Institute of Physiology of NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine) and Dr. of Technical Sciences, Prof. V. Kuzovyk (National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine).

The conference summed up the results of international scientific community work in Antarctica at the turn of Millennium and agreed upon the directions of further research activity on the Ice continent.