Live from IPY with PolarTREC
The folks at PolarTREC have lined up a series of virtual expeditions during IPY, with researchers sharing their insights and findings from the field with teachers and students in classrooms and anyone else interested in getting a glimpse of how research is conducted in polar places. The program, Live from IPY! , transports participants to remote polar locations through live from the field calls and Internet presentations. The first expeditions focus on the Bering Ecosystem Study (BEST) and Greenland, and the website has a wealth of information and images from completed expeditions.
Live from IPY! utilizes an Internet platform that supports real-time online presentations, audio, and chat functions to allow for interaction with teachers and researchers during their PolarTREC expeditions. Anyone can register for these events and participation is free. Each live event is also archived for downloading and viewing. Instructions on how to view an archived event are posted under the ‘Archived Events’ tab.