Welcome to the website of the XXIV IAHR International Symposium on Ice 2018 in Vladivostok

You are cordially invited to the XXIV IAHR International Symposium on Ice, which will be held from June 4rd - 9th, 2018 in Vladivostok, Russia. The XXIV IAHR International Symposium on Ice is sponsored by the International Association of Hydro Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR).

The successful events were held previously in St. Petersburg, Russia (2004), Vancouver, Canada (2008), Lahti, Finland (2010), Dalian, China (2012), Singapore (2014) and Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (2016). 2018 year will be the first time when IAHR Symposium on Ice is held in Vladivostok, on the Russkiy island, on the Far Eastern Federal University campus that is a one of the leading federal universities in Russia.

At present time in the Far Eastern Federal University the project “Center of Excellence in Arctic Technologies “Far Eastern Arctic Engineering Center” is being implemented with the aim to develop world ocean resources in the nearest future. The Far Eastern Arctic Engineering Center includes research laboratories capable to provide a scientific support for projects on the Arctic and subarctic shelf as well as perform a full range of engineering services.

Far Eastern Arctic Engineering Center annually holds the International Winter School "ICE MECHANICS". This winter course was created for young scientists and experts from Russia and abroad and allow them to know more about sea ice properties and mechanisms, its impact on engineering structures both in theory and practice.


The 24th IAHR International Symposium on Ice will cover a wide range of interesting fields related to hydro-environment engineering and research. The focus of this year's symposium will be made on research of ice properties, field tests, analysis of obtained results and their appliance. The symposium will engage keynote speakers and offer opportunities for networking during the four days. The schedule will include plenary and subject sessions, poster presentations, numerous outings and other events to attend.

Registration Fees

Early Bird Regular On site
Full Participant 560 USD 610 USD 700 USD
IAHR Member 520 USD 560 USD 650 USD
Full Time Student 360 USD 400 USD 500 USD


Abstract submission will be opened from September 18th till December 25th, 2017.


September 18th, 2017 Abstract submission opens
December 25th, 2017 Abstracts due
January 15 th, 2018 Notification of abstract acceptance
March 15th, 2018 Registration opens
April 16th, 2018 Deadline for early bird registration closes
April 18th, 2018 Deadline for submission of full papers
May 14th, 2018 Deadline for submission of revised papers
May 21st, 2018 Notification of acceptance of full paper
May 22nd, 2018 Deadline for registration
June 4rd - 9th, 2018 IAHR International Symposium on Ice


Vladivostok is an administrative center of Primorsky Region, located on Pacific Ocean coast not far from Russia's borders with China and North Korea. The population of the city is more than 600 thousand people.

Vladivostok is the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean and is a home port of the Russian Pacific Fleet. It serves as the eastern terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Some travelers arrive here at the end or at the beginning of a trip on the Trans-Siberian.

Fridtjof Nansen, the Arctic explorer, described the city of Vladivostok thus: "It reminds me of Naples by its location on terraces. Although there is no Vesuvius the city has a beautiful harbor and islands".

Later on, these hills enticed Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev to call for making Vladivostok into a Soviet San Francisco. The words were catchy but not historically new, since they had already been said in the 1930s. Still, the shadow of San Francisco is hovering over the city's hilly streets.

Getting way

by Plane

Vladivostok International Airport (IATA: VVO, ICAO: UHWW) is 40 km northeast of Vladivostok, near Artyom. It is the largest airport in the Russian Far East and serves over 1.5 million passengers per year. Flights to/from Vladivostok are to other Russian cities or cities in Korea, China, or Japan. Flights to other Russian cities are relatively cheap, although flights to Japan and Korea are relatively expensive.

To travel between the airport and the city:

  • Bus 107 operates between the airport and the Vladivostok bus station, with departures at: 08:25, 09:40, 10:45, 12:07, 13:00, 14:00, 15:50, 16:50, 17:45, and 20:00;
  • Vladivostok Express operates between the airport and the city, although service is not very frequent. Tickets to the city center cost RUB350
  • Primavtolayn is the official taxi company operating from the airport. There're also many private taxis which you can hail. Negotiate a price in advance; you should usually get to the city center for around RUB1,500, to the FEFU Campus - around RUB2000;

Through the official website you can book the pick up service with your name table. Also, you can get a taxi from the railway station and the marine station to your hotel in this website

by Train

Tickets for the Trans-Siberian Railway sell out and it is best to buy tickets well in advance. Tickets are sold by the operator as well as via agencies and resellers.

The main line of the Trans-Siberian Railway runs between Moscow and Vladivostok. The Rossiya train leaves every other day from Moscow at 13:20 and from Vladivostok at 4:25, while the slower but cheaper trains #43 or #99 leave Vladivostok every day around 18:56. Major stops from Vladivostok include Ulan Ude (62-67 hours), Irkutsk (81 hours), Krasnoyarsk (99 hours), Novosibirsk (113 hours), Omsk (121 hours), Yekaterinburg (134 hours), Nizhni Novgorod (5 days), and Moscow (6 days).

by Boat

To/from Korea and Japan

Business Intour Service is the official booking agent for ferries operated by The Far Eastern Shipping Company (FESCO) between Vladivostok and the Fushiki port in Takaoka, Japan. The trip costs ?48,400 including meals (alcohol costs are additional). The ships do not have many working amenities. Ferries both ways leave on Friday evening and arrive two days later on Sunday morning. You'll need to arrive at the port a few hours early for immigration procedures.

The Eastern Dream boat of the DBS Ferry Company operates service to/from Donghae, South Korea (US$180+) and Sakai Minato, Japan (US$220+). From March to November the ferry leaves Sakai Minato on Saturdays, briefly stops in Donghae on Sundays and arrives in Vladivostok on Mondays. In the winter, the ferry lays over in Donghae until Monday and arrives in Vladivostok on Tuesday. The nearest major city to Sakai Minato is Kyoto, 3 hours by train.

There is also a ferry service connecting Vladivostok and Sokcho, South Korea. It costs about US$200 and takes two days. One ship leaves Sokcho each week, on Thursday, although they become more frequent in the summer months (June-August).

Note that if entering Russia by boat, you can stay for 72 hours without a Russian visa. For more information, see website

by Bus

To/from China

Bus tickets can be bought at the bus station in Vladivostok or from ticket agencies. International routes link Vladivostok and cities in Northeastern China such as Harbin (RUB2,400, 12+ hours; daily at 6:20AM), Mudanjiang, and Suifenhe (RUB1,900).

It takes about 5 hours to get from Vladivostok to the Chinese border, and the road goes through one of the most picturesque areas of the Russian Far East.


Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) is one of Russia's leading centers of education and science, known throughout the region for its unique campus and world-class infrastructure.

The new campus of Far Eastern Federal University is considered one of the best not only in Russia, but among new campuses around the world. Located on Russky Island in the city of Vladivostok, the campus is surrounded by woodlands and faces a pristine stretch of the Pacific coast. As a residential learning community, its facilities are comfortable, light, welcoming and safe.

All about FEFU Campus you can find on the page for Visitors or this video


FEFU Hotel Complex

Adress: Russian Island, FEFU campus 10 Ajax bay, Central entrance
Hotel #1 or #2


  • Standard Single 4000 RUB/day
  • Standard Double 2400 RUB/day (1 person (bed)) or 4800 RUB/day (2 person (room))
  • Regular Suite 5800 RUB/day (1 or 2 person)
  • Presidential Suite 20 000 RUB/day (1 or 2 person)

Hotel Hyundai 5*

Adress: 29, Semyonovskaya st., Vladivostok, Russia, 690091

Price from 11 000 RUB/day

Tel: Tel. +7 (423) 240-22-33


Meridian hotel 3*

Adress: 5 Ochakovskaya street, Vladivostok city

Price from 3200 RUB/day

E-mail: info@meridian-vl.ru