American Polar Society Symposium 2000

Join us at the University of Colorado in Boulder for the American Polar Society Symposium 2000. The symposium will be held in brand new facilities on the University campus, with lodging at local hotels.


Where Have All the Data Gone?
Many data sets were collected in the early years of Antarctic and Arctic research. Where are these data? How important are they for current research?

From Dog Sled to Satellite
Current data collection techniques are far different from those of expeditions in the 1950s -- comparisons and contrasts in observing systems, logistics support, history

Human Impacts on the Polar Environment
How has human presence influenced polar regions? Pollution events and their cleanup, tourism, military operations, influences of mid-latitude culture.


Papers are solicited which address the themes stated above covering both polar regions. Oral and poster will be scheduled.  The submission deadline was May 1, 2000. Submit a title, with optional abstract to:

Dr. Ernest E. Angino
Department of Geology
Lindley 120
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045

Submissions will be notified by June 1, 2000 of acceptance.


Wednesday, October 4 -- Icebreaker

7:00 pm Norlin Library, University of Colorado

Thursday, October 5, Humanities Building Auditorium

7:30-8:15am Registration and coffee

8:15-8:30am Welcome and acknowledgements

Morning Session: 8:30-12:00 - Moderator: Ron Weaver "Where have all the Data Gone and Data Profiling"

8:30-9:00 Mildred R. Crary. "Access to and Control and Disposal of Data and Documents by Heirs"

9:00-9:30 Michael L. Jensen, Ben B. Balsey and Konrad Steffen. "AlternativeProfiling Technologies for Airborne Measurements in the Arctic".

9:30-10:00 Kara L. Nance. "The Syncon Project: "A Spatial Data System'.

10:00-10:30 Morning Break

10:30-11:00 Ben Koether. "Navigation and Coastal Mapping in Uncharted Territory50's Style - Data Matching to Recent Satellite Radar Imaging."

11:00-11:30 John Faundeen. "Penny Wise and A Pound Foolish: Old Data andTheir New Problems".

11:30-12:00 Charles R. Stearns. "Antarctic Meteorological Data Center: A Data Archive for All"

12:00-1:30 LUNCH (on your own)

Afternoon Session: 1:30-5:00 - Moderator: Ernest E. Angino "Human Impacts on the Environment" 

1:30-2:00 Susan Solomon. "On Role of Weather in the Death of Robert FalconScott and Companions"

2:00-2:30 Theodore Scambos. "The Glaciology of Amundsen's (191 1) and Gould's(1929) Traverse of the Siple Coast Area".

2:30-3:00 Richard D. Sanchez. "GPS and GIS - Based Data Collection and Image Mapping in the Antarctic Peninsula".


3:30-4:00 Hans-Peter Marshall. "Influences of Mid-Latitude Culture on an Arctic Village during the Last 50 Years- Old Crow, Yukon Territory"

4:00-4:30 Wakefield Dort, Jr. "Pioneering Helicopter Field Work: Dry Valleysand Showa"

4:30-5:00 W. Berry Lyons. "Recent and Past Environmental Change in Antarctica:Evidence from the McMurdo Dry Valleys"


Registration fee: $100 US includes APS Awards Banquet (Additional APS Awards Banquet tickets are $40 each.)


A shuttle bus will be provided from and to the following hotels morning and evening.  Reservations must be made and guaranteed by individuals:

Best Western Boulder Inn
770 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: 303-449-3800
Fax: 303-402-9118
Single $69/Double $79
Includes continental breakfast
Ask for the POLAR group rates when making a reservation

Best Western Golden Buff
1725 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: 303-442-7450
Fax: 303-442-8788
Single  $64/Double $74
Ask for the APS group rates when making a reservation

Ramada Inn
800 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: 303-443-4433
Fax: 303-443-0397
Single    $68/Double     $68
Includes breakfast buffet in Oliver's Restaurant
Ask for the American Polar Society group rates when making a reservation

Regal Harvest House Hotel
1345 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: 303-443-3850
Fax: 303-443-1480
Single    $96/Double     $96
Ask for the APS POLAR group rates when making a reservation

Other hotels are available in the Boulder area, but the symposium does not have a room block with any other facilities, and the shuttle bus will serve only those listed above. Reservations must be made by September 3 to receive the listed rates.


All further information will be published as it is available on this web site. You may also contact the symposium coordinator

Dr. Ernest E. Angino
Department of Geology
Lindley 120
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045

Other information about the symposium may be obtained from the local organizer:

Ms. Julie McKie
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0216
PHONE: +1 303.492.1595
FAX: +1 303.492.1149