This is the second announcement of the upcoming Second Circumpolar Conference on Geospatial Sciences and Applications (GeoNorth 2009) to be held in Fairbanks, Alaska, 4-6 August 2009. This conference will be a unique opportunity to discuss issues and present current research related to geospatial activities in the arctic environment. Focus areas within the conference threads are on the design of an Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure, the identification of issues and best practices for
publishing arctic geospatial data and services, and techniques for accessing, visualizing, and analyzing arctic spatio-temporal information. GeoNorth-2009 is co-sponsored by the IPY Committee, IEEE
GRSS, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Call for Papers
Presentation abstracts must be submitted through the registration website by Monday, 1 June 2009, for consideration in the conference program. Potential presentation topics include:
- Arctic data and geospatial applications that use them;
- Use and publication of interdisciplinary data for re-use;
- Imagery resources and analysis for the arctic landscape;
- Virtual globes, geo-browsers, and spatio-temporal data exploration;
- Geospatial analytical techniques used in IPY and climate change projects;
- Interoperability for improved data sharing, integration, and analysis;
- Deploying and trusting web services for arctic applications;
- Technical challenges and successes of implementing an arctic SDI;
- Defining mapping issues and approaches for the Arctic;
- Indigenous mapping of local and traditional knowledge; and
- Challenges of creating and maintaining virtual organizations and collaboratories.

Accepted presentations and papers will be acknowledged by 1 July and posted on the conference website. Selected papers will also be reviewed for publication in a peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary professional journal.

If you are not intending to present but are interested in attending the conference, you are encouraged to register by 29 June to assist in conference planning logistics; a lower registration fee will also apply
to participants who register by this date. At this point, a limited number of subsidized student/retiree slots are still available.

For further information about the conference, please click here.

The paper submission and registration site is available here.