The Canadian Polar Data Workshop V (CPDW5) will take place May 27–31, 2024, in Halifax, Nova Scotia at Dalhousie University. CPDW5 is a hybrid event and will welcome in-person and virtual attendance.

Call for Abstracts Now Open

The Canadian Polar Data Workshop V is now open for abstract submissions. Abstracts for both oral presentations and posters will be accepted on a wide variety of data, information, and knowledge related topics:

  • Knowledge Mobilization and Decision Making
  • Knowledge Co-Production and Indigenous Data Sovereignty
  • Data Ethics
  • FAIR Data
  • Vocabularies and Semantic Interoperability
  • Logistical Resource and Information Management
  • Modelling and Remote Sensing Data
  • Life Science Data
  • Data Storytelling
  • Other topics of interest

While talks or posters on general topics will be considered, priority will be given to abstracts focused on the polar regions and northern Indigenous Knowledge research. Please note that all presenters must be registered CPDW5 participants. Register now for CPDW5.

Oral Presentations: Oral presentations should be 15–20 minutes in length. Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words.

Poster Presentations: Posters should be a maximum of 45” x 45” in size. Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words.

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024.


The Canadian Polar Data Workshop V will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, at Dalhousie University in the Dalhousie Student Union Building. Lodging is not included with the workshop’s registration fee and participants will need to book lodging separately either on campus or at a nearby hotel. Please see accommodation below for information on the CPDW5 special guest rate for on-campus accommodation as well as information on hotels in the area.

Venue Address:
Dalhousie Student Union
6136 University Ave
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

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Getting to Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University provides details for getting to the University from Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ), located 30 km to the north-northeast. The University can be reached by bus, airport shuttle bus, taxi, ride share and car.



LeMarchant Place
1246 LeMarchant Street, Halifax, NS
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  • 2-bedroom suite – $145/night
  • 3-bedroom suite – $216/night
  • 4-bedroom suite – $288/night

When making your reservation with LeMarchant, please use the promotional code CPDW524.

Reservations are accepted online or via:

  • stay@dal.ca
  • 902-494-8840
  • 1-855-DAL-STAY


Off-campus accommodation options include:


CPDW5 is proudly convened by the Canadian Consortium for Arctic Data Interoperability (CCADI).


The Planning and Advisory Committees would like to thank the following sponsors of the workshop:

Snowy Owl ($5000)