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<span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black">Abstract submission for the above conference is open. Please go to</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">
<u>https://www.dur.ac.uk/uk-antarctic-science/abstract/</u> </span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black"> where you will find details of posters, talks and a simple abstract template. Abstracts should be sent to
</span><a href="mailto:antarctic.science2018@durham.ac.uk"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#660099;background:white">antarctic.science2018@durham.ac.uk</span></a><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333;background:white"> 
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<p class="xmsonormal" style="background:white"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black">Abstract submission will close on 9<sup>th</sup> August.</span></b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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We welcome submissions on any area of Antarctic Science, and we particularly encourage Early Career Researchers to use this opportunity to present their work.  <o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="xmsonormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black">Details of the conference, circulated earlier, are noted below.   Registration will open next week.
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<p class="xmsonormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black">We look forward to seeing you in September.
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Mike Bentley, on behalf of the local organising committee</span><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Professor Mike Bentley<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Head of Department
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Geography | Durham University<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Durham | DH1 3LE | UK<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black">This year’s Antarctic Science Conference will be hosted at Durham on 10th-12th September 2018 (the conference will run from Monday lunchtime to Wednesday lunchtime). The conference
 will include oral and poster presentations, and abstracts are invited on any aspect of Antarctic Research. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black">Further information can be found on the conference website. Registration will open from next week and the website also contains details of the venue and accommodation booking</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">:
</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black"><a href="https://www.dur.ac.uk/uk-antarctic-science/"><span style="color:black">https://www.dur.ac.uk/uk-antarctic-science/</span></a></span><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black">The conference dinner will take place in Hatfield College on the evening of Tuesday 11th September. Accommodation has been reserved in nearby Collingwood College. Other accommodation
 options are available for those who wish to make their own arrangements.</span><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin-bottom:7.5pt"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black">Durham is a spectacular cathedral city with a rich heritage. Narrow cobbled streets wind their way around the rocky peninsula to the majestic Norman cathedral
 and castle, which are a designated World Heritage Site. The city is well served by motorway access, Durham railway station and Newcastle International Airport (30 minutes by car, 1 hour by rail).</span><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black">Save the date in your diary!</span><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="xmsonormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black">We look forward to seeing you in September.</span><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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Mike Bentley, on behalf of the local organising committee</span><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Professor Mike Bentley<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Head of Department
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Geography | Durham University<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Durham | DH1 3LE | UK<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">e: <a href="mailto:m.j.bentley@durham.ac.uk"><span style="color:blue">m.j.bentley@durham.ac.uk</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">t: +44 (0)191-334-1859<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">@MikeBDurham <o:p></o:p></span></p>
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