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.

We are currently in the planning phase and will provide details as they become available. For urgent questions, please contact us.

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. Registration will open in January 2024.

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: January 26, 2024.


The conference will be held at Dalhousie University in Dalhousie Student Union Room 302, with rooms 303 and 307 available for breakout sessions. Breaks and lunches will be catered.

Dalhousie Student Union,
6136 University Ave,
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
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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)