The Polar Center at Penn State University

The Polar Center fosters creative, ground-breaking, and synergistic collaboration by catalyzing exchange among members with a unique breadth of expertise at Penn State, representing the life-, physical-, and social sciences. The Center provides a unique platform for powerfully forward-thinking scientific exchange with other national and international institutions through workshops and conferences focusing on polar science, and with the local community through public events and lectures communicating the unique beauty and scientific and cultural value of these regions.


01 Sep

Interested in NSF funding to study how technology can improve our communities? Come to the Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) Collaboration Session, hosted by the Institute for CyberScience. Learn about NSF’s upcoming S&CC funding opportunity, meet potential collaborators from different fields, and brainstorm proposal ideas.

Center/Institute News

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03 May 15
Work begins to establish a baseline carbon budget for U.S. coastlines


carbon, estuaries, Maria Herrmann, NASA, oceanography, Raymond Najjar, remote sensing
26 Aug 14
2014-2019 Strategic Plan Released

The Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment has released the final draft of its strategic plan for 2014 to 2019 as part of the overall Penn State strategic planning process.

strategic plan
18 Aug 14
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Hundreds Attend Polar Day 2014

Penn Staters have been granted exceptional exposure to Arctic and Antarctic conditions recently -- and not just because of the unusually harsh winter.

Polar Day, Outreach, Community Events