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On Thin Ice in the Bering Sea
The 'Thin Ice' team will be sending us the details of their adventure.
Polar Oceans: Biological Ocean
Polar Oceans: Physical Ocean
Polar Oceans and Art

Related IPY Projects
IPY projects looking at Polar oceans.
Flyers: In many languages
Download an activity flyer in your language
Meet The Scientists
Profiles of researchers and other IPY participants. Several are happy to be contacted.
Links and Resources
Links to organisations related to Polar Oceans.
About International Polar Days
Learn about past and future Polar Days.

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Marine Biodiversity, physical oceanography & more!
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Launch a Virtual Balloon
Add your balloon to a map of people marking International Polar Day.

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Press releases and images for downloading.

IPY Projects related to Polar Oceans

Image from Bluhmiken, NOAA

Previous International Polar Days have focussed on Sea Ice, Ice Sheets, our Changing Earth, Land and Life,People and Above The Polar Regions. The Polar Day in March has the theme “Polar Oceans”.

The following lists IPY projects that consider the Polar Oceans. Their webpages contain a huge amount of information, and the full proposals contain contact information at the end.

IPY ID, chart name, and short title:

93 Indigenous Fish
53 Census of Antarctic Marine Life
137 Evolution and Biodiversity In Antarctica
131 Antarctic Marine Ecosystems
83 Antarctic Marine Biodiversity SCAR-marBIN
34 Marine and Terrestrial Biodiversity
304 Drake Passage Ecosystems
70 Ocean Between Africa and Antarctica
8 Antarctic Shelf-Slope Interactions
132 Climate of Antarctica and Southern Ocean
92 Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics
153Marine Mammal Explorations
35 Ocean Biogeochemical Cycles
142 Polar Bioactive Compounds
71 Polar Microbial Ecology
23 Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation
130 Bipolar Climate Machinery
13 Sea Level and Tides in Polar Regions
164 Inuit, Narwhals and Tusks
318 Marine Fishes of NE Greenland
22 Ecosystems in European Seas
379 Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting
134 Polar Bear Health
155 Arctic and Sub-Arctic Ecosystems
122 West Greenland Ecosystems
14 Ocean Observing System
26 Sea Ice and Arctic Marine Ecosystems
430 Pan-Arctic Tracking of Belugas
40 Arctic Modelling and Observing
48 Arctic Change
333 Marine Biodiversity
305 Future Arctic Observing Systems

Want to know more about IPY Projects? Have a look at this interactive IPY chart (2.5MB) (click on the hexagons while connected to the internet and get transported to the project page) or browse our projects pages and project database.