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National IPY Committee Contacts


Chair: Dr. Mariano Memolli Instituto Antarctico Argentino
Secretary and Contact Point: Dr. Sergio Marenssi

Instituto Antarctico Argentino
Cerrito 1248, C1010AAZ Buenos Aires


Chair: Prof Amanda Lynch

Room S317a Menzies Building,
School of Geography & Environmental Science
Monash University
Victoria 3800

The Committee Secretariat is located at  
National Committee for Antarctic Research
Australian Academy of Science
GPO Box 783, Canberra,


Contact: Dr Wolfgang Schöner,
Central Institute of Meteorology and Geodynamics
Hohe Warte 38
1190 Vienna


Chair: Prof. Hugo Decleir

Vice-Chair : Dr Annick Wilmotte

Secretary and Point of Contact :
Celine Dessaucy
The Royal Academies for Science and
the Arts of Belgium
Hertogsstraat 1 Rue Ducale
B-1000 Brussels, BELGIUM


Coordinator and Point of Contact: Prof. A.C. Rocha-Campos
Instituto de Geosciéncias,
Universidade de São Paulo,
Rua do Lago 562, CEP 05508-900,

Other Committee Members:

Prof. Dr. Jefferson C. Simões (UFRGS)
Prof. Dr. Ênio Bueno Pereira (INPE)
Profa. Dra. Edith S.E. Fanta (UFPR)
Profa. Dra. Lúcia de Siqueira Campos (UFRJ)
Prof. Dr. Rudolph A.J. Trouw (UFRJ)
Prof. Dr. Luiz A.P. Gambôa (UFF)
Prof. Dr. Carlos Alberto Eiras Garcia (FURG)
Prof. Dr. Phan Van Ngan (USP)
Prof. Dr. Jacques Lépine (USP)
Dra. Emíla Correa (INPE - U. Mackenzie)


Chair and Point of Contact: Prof. Dr. Christo Pimpirev ,
Director of the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute  
15 Tzar Osvoboditel blvd
1504 Sofia, BULGARIA

Tel:+3592 9308-531;   Fax: +3592 846-2109

Other Committee members are:

Prof. Dr. Boyan Biolchev
Dr Nikola Petkov
Assoc. Prof. Nesho Chipev
Assoc. Prof. Dimo Dimov
Assoc. Prof. Rosica Kenderova
Dipl. Geol. Gergana Lapteva


Chair: Mr Ian R. Church , Senior Science Advisor, Government of Yukon
Vice-chair: Tom Hutchinson, Chair of the Canadian Polar Commissions
Point of Contact: Dr David Hik, Executive Director
Canadian IPY Secretariat,
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA,T6G 2E9
Tel: 780-492-7245;   Fax: 780-492-0493

Other Committee members are:

Cindy Dickson, Council of YUkon First Nations
Marianne Douglas, University of Alberta
Helmut Epp, Government of Northwest Territories
Martin Fortier, ArcticNet Inc. 
Barry Goodison , Environment Canada
Geoff Green , Students on Ice
Peter Johnson, University of Ottawa
Leslie A King, University of Manitoba
W. Alexander Macdonald, Baffin Regional Hospital
Wayne Pollard , Canadian Committee for Antarctic Research
June Shappa, Government of Nunavut
Duane Smith, Inuit Circumpolar Conference (Canada)


Michel Béland, Environment Canada
Steven Bigras
, Canadian Polar Commission
Paul Dufour, Industry Canada
Kathleen Fischer, Indian and northern Affairs
Sarah Kalhok, Federal IPY Programme Office


Chair and Point of Contact: Dr Jose Retamales
Instituto Antártico Chileno (INACH)
Plaza Munoz Gamero 1055,
Punta Arenas,

Czech Republic

Point of Contact is Prof. Pavel Prosek
Department of Geography
Faculty of Science, Masaryk University
Kotlarska 2,   CZ-611 37 Brno,


Chair and Point of Contact: Prof. Zhanhai Zhang
Polar Research Institute of China,
451 Jinqiao Road
Shanghai Pudong 200129, CHINA
Tel: +86 21 68507533,
Tel 2 +86 21 58711801-246 (DDI),
Fax: +86 21 58711663


Chair: Prof. Dorthe Dahl-Jensen
NBI, Geophysical Department
University of Copenhagen
Juliane Maries Vej 30,
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, DENMARK

Point of Contact: Henning Thing
Danish Polar Center,
Strandgade 100 H,
DK-1401 Copenhagen K, DENMARK
Tel. +45 72488120
Fax +45 32880101

Greenland (Local Committee)

Greenland IPY Committee Chair: Birger Poppel
Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland,
P.O. Box 279
3900 Nuuk
(Member of Danish IPY Committee)

Point of Contact: Tom Greiffenberg
KIIIP, Greenland Home Rule
P.O. Box 1029
DK-3900 Nuuk, Greenland<


Finnish National Board on Scientific Polar Research
Chair: Prof. Pentti Mälkki
Finnish Institute of Marine Research
P.O. Box 33
FIN-00931 Helsinki, FINLAND
Tel 1: +358-9-61394400
Tel 2: +358-40-5010306

Secretary and Point of Contact: Ms. Mika Kalakoski , Operation co-ordinator, AEO
Finnish Antarctic Research Program
Finnish Institute of Marine Research
Erik Palmenin aukio 1
P.O. Box 2 FI-00561 Helsinki Finland<
Tel: + 358 (0)9 613941
Fax: + 358 (0)9 323 6728

Chair, IPY Planning Group:
Professor Kari Laine
University of Oulu, Thule Institute,
PO Box 7300,
Tel 1 +358-8-5533550
Tel 2: +358-40-5583006


Chair: Claude Lorius
Lab. de glaciologie et geophysique de l’environnement
Universite Joseph Fourier
54 rue Moli?re - BP 96
F-38042 Saint Martin d’H?res cedex

Points of Contact :
Michel Fily , LGGE Grenoble,
Yves Frenot , IPEV, Brest,
Paul Treguer , IUEM, Brest,

Secretary: Yves Frenot,
Technop?le Brest-Iroise
BP 75
F-29280 Plouzan?

Other Members of the Committee:
Jean-Claude Andre , CERFACS, Toulouse
Jacques Angelier , Universite Pierre et Marie Curie,
Edouard Bard , College de France, Paris
Anny Cazenave , LEGOS, Toulouse
Marie-Lise Chanin , Service d’astronomie du CNRS, Verrieres-le-Buisson
Jean Dercourt , Acadamie des Sciences, Paris
Roland Douce , Institut de biologie structurale J.P.
Ebel, Grenoble
Pierre Encrenaz , Observatoire de Paris
Jean Jouzel , Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace, Guyancourt
Gerard Jugie , IPEV, Brest
Yvon Le Maho , CEPE Strasbourg
Jean-Louis Le Mouel , Institut de Physique du Globe,
Pierre Lena , Observatoire de Paris
Jean-Claude Pecker , College de France, Paris
Gerard Siclet , Acadamie des Sciences, Paris


Chair: Prof. Reinhard Dietrich
Institute for Planetary Geodesy,
University of Technology, Dresden, GERMANY
Tel. +49-351-463-34652

Secretary:   Dr Karsten Gohl
Dept. Geosystem (Geophysics),
Alfred Wegener Institute,
Bremerhaven, GERMANY
Tel: +49-471-4831-1361

Other members of the committee:

Angelika Brandt , Institute of Zoology, University of Hamburg
Klaus Dethloff, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Eberhard Fahrbach
, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Rainer Gersonde , Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Julian Gutt, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Joachim-Otto Habeck, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Heinz Miller , Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Tillmann Mohr, World Meteorological Organization, Geneva
Norbert Roland, Fed. Institute for Geosciences & Resources
Ursula Schauer
, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Franz Tessensohn , Dept. Polar Geology, Fed. Institute
for Geosciences & Resources
Jorn Thiede, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research


Chair and Point of Contact: Ragnar Baldursson
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
25 Raudararstigur
IS-150 Reykjavik

Other members of the committee:
Vilhjálmur Lúðvíksson , Ministry of Education and Science
Hugi Ólafsson , Ministry of the Environment
Ólafur Ástþórsson , Marine Research Institute
Helgi Björnsson , University of Iceland
Árni Snorrason , National Energy Authority
Niels Einarsson , Stefansson Arctic Institute
Kristján Kristjánsson , The Icelandic Centre for Research
Haraldur Olafsson , The Icelandic Meteorological Office


Chair: Dr P.S.Goel
Ministry of Earth Sciences, New Dehli, INDIA
Secretary and Point of Contact: Shri. Rasik Ravindra
National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research,
Headland Sada, Vasco-da-Gama,
Goa – 403 802, INDIA
Tel: 0832-2520876,   FAX: 0832-2520877

Other Members of the Committee are:
Dr. S. Mukerji , Geological Survey of India, Faridabad
Dr. V.P. Dimpri
, National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad
Dr. D.K. Singh , Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata
Dr. A.K. Hazra , Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata
Shri. R.P. Lal, India Meteorological Department, New Delhi
Brig (Dr.) B. Nagarajan, Survey of India, Dehra Dun
Dr. S. Rajan, National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Vasco da Gama


Chair and Contact Point: Prof. Carlo Alberto Ricci
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi di Siena
Via Laterina-8, 53100 Siena, ITALY
Tel: 0577 233816

Other Committee members:
Roberto Azzolini CNR,
Carlo Barbante University of Venice,
Nino Cucinotta , PNRA Consortium,
Guido di Prisco , CNR
Massimo Frezzotti , ENEA,
Antonio Meloni , INGV,


Chair:   Prof. Natsuo SATO ,
National Institute of Polar Research,
9-10, Kaga 1-chome, Itabashi-ku,
Tokyo 173-8515, JAPAN.
Tel: +81-3-3962-5874

Vice-Chair: Prof. Takatoshi Takizawa
Ocean Observation and Research Dept.
JAMSTEC, 2-15, Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa 237-0061,
Tel: +81-46-867-9450
Fax: +81-46-867-9455

Secretary and Point of Contact:
Dr Hajime Ito ,
National Institute of Polar Research,
9-10, Kaga 1-chome, Itabashi-ku,
Tokyo 173-8515, JAPAN

Other Committee Members:
Shigeru Aoki , Hokkaido University
Shuki Ushio , National Institute of Polar Research
Tetsuo Ohata , JAMSTEC
Hiroshi Kanda , National Institute of Polar Research
Ryoichi Fujii , Nagoya University
Hiroshi Naraoka, Okayama university
Takashi Yamanouchi, National Institute of Polar Research
Yukuya Yamaguchi , Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Takeshi Naganuma, Hiroshima University
Tastuo Sweda , Ehime University
Kazuyuki Shiraishi , National Institute of Polar Research


Chair: Prof. Byong-Kwon Park
Korea Research Council of Public Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea
Vice-Chair : Dr Yeadong Kim
Korea Polar Research Institute, KORDI
Ansan PO Box 29, Seoul 425-600, KOREA
Phone: +82 31 400 6410,   Fax: +82 31 408 5825
Secretary and Point of Contact
Dr Hosung Chung
Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), KORDI, 1270, Sa-2- dong, Sangrokgu,
Ansan 426-744, KOREA
Tel : + 82 (31) 400 - 6424,
Fax :+ 82 (31) 408 - 7799

Other Committee Members :

Prof. Kyungsik Choi (Korea Maritime University)
Prof. Daekyo Cheong (Kangwon National University)


Point of Contact: Prof Antoine Kies
Comité pour l’Année Polaire Internationale
University of Luxembourg
Campus Limpertsberg
162a, avenue de la Faïencerie
L-1511 Luxembourg
Phone: +352-466644 6328
Fax: +352-466644 6329

Other committee members:
Georges Bechet, Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle
Eric Buttini, Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle
Carlo Duprel, Fonds National de la Recherche
Josiane Entringer, Ministere de la Culture, de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche
Pierra Gallego
Dr Lucien Hoffmann, Département ‘Environnement et Agro-biotechnologies’, Centre de Recherche Public-Gabriel Lippmann
Dr Tonie van Dam, European Center for Geodynamics and Seismology<


Chair:     Datuk Dr Salleh Modh Nor
Academy of Sciences Malaysia
902-4, Jalan Tun Ismail
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 603-2694-9898Fax: 603-2694-5858

Secretary and Contact: Prof. Dr. Azizan Abu
Malaysian Antarctic Research Centre
Instuitute of Advanced Studies University of Malaya Jalan Lembah Pantai
506-03 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-7967-4683/5540 Fax: 603-7967-5457


Chair:     Mr. L. GANSUKH
Minister of Nature, Environment and Tourism of Mongolia
Secretary and Point of Contact: Mr. S. Enkhtuvshin
National Agency for Meteorology and Environment Monitoring of Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Tel: + 976-11- 326592 Fax: + 976-11-326611

The Netherlands

Chair: Dr H.J. Lindeboom ,
ALTERRA Green World Research, Ad Den Burg , Texel

Deputy Chair: Dr A.H.L. Huiskes ,
NIOO-KNAW, Yerseke

Other members of the committee are:

Prof. L. Hacquebord , Arctic Centre, University of Groningen
Dr P.J.F. van Velthoven , KNMI, Ae De Bilt
Dr R.S.W. van de Wal , IMAU, Iniversteit Utrecht

Committee Secretariat and Contact Point :
Dr. Marianne Walgreen
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Research Council for Earth and Life Sciences (ALW)
P.O. Box 93510
NL-2509 AM The Hague
The Netherlands
phone: +31 (0)70 3440508
fax: +31 (0)70 3819033

New Zealand

Dr Clive Howard-Williams (Chair)
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Sciences
P O Box 8602
New Zealand
Professor Peter Barrett, Victoria University of Wellington
Mr Graeme Blick Land Information New Zealand
Dr Tom Clarkson , National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Sciences
Dr Fred Davey
Dr Wendy Lawson , University of Canterbury
Dr Dean Peterson , Antarctic New Zealand
Dr Gary Steel , Lincoln University
Professor Bryan Storey , Gateway Antarctica
Professor Vernon Squire , University of Otago
Mr Eddie Davis (Secretary) , The Royal Society of New Zealand


Chair: Prof. Øystein Hov,
The Norwegian Meteorological Institute
PO Box 43 Blindern
0313 OSLO
Phone: +47 22 96 30 00
Fax: +47 22 96 30 50

Other members of committee:
Assistant Prof. Hanne Christiansen , University Studies on Svalbard
Professor Olav Eldholm, University of Bergen
County Governor Kirsti Kolle Grøndah
Head of Research Kim Holmén, Norwegian Polar Institute
Head of Research Grete Hovelsrud, CICERO
Head of Research Ole A. Misund, Institute of Marine Research
Section Head Guro Dahle Strøm, Norwegian Space Center

Committee Secretary: Professor Olav Orheim
The Research Council of Norway,
Postboks 2700,
St. Hanshaugen,
0131 Oslo, NORWAY
Tel +47 22 03 75 08


Chair: Prof. Aleksander Guterch ,
Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geophysics,
ul Ksiecia Janusza 64,
01-452 Warszawa, POLAND

Polish Committee for Preparation for IPY Chair: Prof. Jacek
University of Silesia, Faculty of Earth Sciences, ul. Bedzinska 60,
41-200 Sosnowiec, POLAND.
This committee has representation on the Polish National Committee.


Chair: Prof. Luís Mendes-Victor
Centre of Geophysics, University of Lisbon
Point of Contact: Dr. Gonçalo Teles Vieira
Centre of Geographical Studies, University of Lisbon
Centro de Estudos Geograficos, Faculdade de Letras, Alameda da Universidade, 1600-214 Lisboa

Other members on the committee:

Prof. Adelino Canário
, Centre of Marine Sciences, University of Algarve
Com. Agostinho Ramos da Silva, Geographical Society of Lisbon
Prof. Ana Maria Silva, Centre of Geophysics, University of Évora
Dr. António Pedro Viterbo, Institute of Meteorology
Dr. José Xavier, Centre of Marine Sciences, University of Algarve
Prof. Luís Aires-Barros, Geographical Society of Lisbon
Dr. Pedro Miranda, Centre of Geophysics, University of Lisbon
Dr. Vera Fernandes, Institute of Geophysics, University of Coimbra


Co-Chairs: Dr. A Bedritsky, Head of Federal Service on Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring
Dr. A Chilingarov, Vice-speaker of State Duma
Novovagan’kovsky st. 12
123995 Moscow
Tel: 007 095 252 38 73 or 007 095 252 08 08
Fax: 007 095 255 52 26


Chair and contact: Dr. Margarita Yela
INTA (National Institute for Aerospace Technology)
Department of Earth Observation, Remote Sensing and Atmosphere
Ctra. de Ajalvir km 4
E-28850 Torrej?n, Madrid
Tel.: 34 91 520 12 20
Fax: 34 91 520 13 17

Other members of the committee:

Dr. Jesus Galindo-Zaldivar , Dpto. Geodinimica.Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Granada.
Dr. Leopoldo G. Sancho, , Dpt. Biologia Vegetal II, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Dr. Manuel Catalan, , Spanish Polar Committee
Dr. Juan Jose Da?obeitia, , Marine Technology Unit (MTU)


Chair:  Sverker Sörlin
Royal Institute of Technology
The Swedish IPY Coordinator and POC is Anders Clarhall
Swedish Research Council
Committee for Infrastructure
Regeringsgatan 56
103 78 Stockholm
phone: +46 8 546 44 327

Other committee members:
Prof Leif Andersson Marine Chemistry, Göteborg
Dag Avango Industrial History, KTH
Kjell Danell Forest Ecology, SLU
Christer Jonasson Abisko Station
Caroline Leck Meteorology, SU
Prof.   Per Holmlund Glaciology, SU
Prof. Ingrid Sandahl Inst Space Physics, Kiruna
Per Möller Geosciences, LU
Håkan Olsson GIS, SLU, Umeå
Susanne Åkesson Ecology, LU
Ninis Rosqvist Tarfala Station, SU
Helena Ödmark Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Erik Arnberg Ministry for the Environment
Rolf Carman Ministry for Culture and Education
Stefan Källman Ministry of Agriculture
Magnus Friberg Swedish Research Council
Anders Karlqvist Swedish Polar Secretariat
Uno Svedin FORMAS
Marianne Lilliesköld Environmental Agency
Lennart Nordh Swedish Space Agency
Håkan Jorikson Grenna Museum
Inga Maria Mulk Ajtte Museum, Jokkmokk
Susanne Spik Sirkas Same Village

South Africa

Interim Point of Contact: Professor David Walker
School of Physics, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Howard College campus
Durban 4041
South Africa
Tel:+27 31 260 2775
Fax: +27 31 261 6550


The Swiss Committee for Polar Research
Swiss Point of Contact for IPY is Prof Heinz Blatter
Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science
Universitatsstrasse 16
ETH Zurich, CHN N 11
CH-8092 Zürich


Chair, Ukraine IPY Initiative Group, Dr Valery Lytvynov
Ukrainian Antarctic Center
16 blvd Tarasa Shevchenka,
01601 Kyiv, UKRAINE
Tel +38 044 246 3810,
Fax +38 044 246 3880

Action secretary, Dr Gennadi Milinevsky
Ukrainian Antarctic Center
16 blvd Tarasa Shevchenka,
01601 Kyiv, UKRAINE
Tel +38 044 246 3883,
Fax +38 044 246 3880

United Kingdom

Chair : Sir John Houghton
Secretary and Point of Contact : Dr Cynan Ellis-Evans
British Antarctic Survey, High Cross Site,
Madingley Rd, Cambridge, CB3 0ET, UK
Tel: +44 1223-221555,
Fax: +44 1223-362616

Other Committee Members:
Chris Rapley , BAS, Cambridge
Bob Dickson ,   CEFAS, Lowestoft
Julian Dowdswel l,  SPRI, Cambridge
Duncan Wingham , CPOM, UCL, London
Brian Hoskins ,   Reading University
Liz Morris ,   BAS, Cambridge
Jane Francis ,   Leeds University
Michael Depledge ,   Environment Agency, Bristol
Ric Williams ,   Liverpool University
Peter Liss ,   UEA, Norwich
John Lawton ,  NERC, Swindon
Steve Albon ,   Macauley Institute, Aberdeen
Tim Yeoman ,   Leicester University
Michael Bravo ,   SPRI, Cambridge
Jeff Bale ,    Birmingham University
Graham Shimmield ,   SAMS, Oban
Sue Horne ,  PPARC, Swindon
Peili Wu,   Met. Office, Exeter

United States

Chair: Dr Robin Bell
Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Oceanography Building 107D
P.O. Box 1000 , 61 Route 9W
Palisades , NY 10964

Contact Point: Chris Elfring ,

US National Academies, Washington

Other Committee Members:
James E. Berner, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
David H. Bromwich ,   Polar Meteorology Group, Byrd Polar Research
Calvin Robert Clauer ,  University of Michigan, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Science
Jody W. Deming, University of Washington
Andrew G. Fountain ,  Portland State University
Richard Glenn ,   Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
Jackie Grebmeier ,   University of Tennessee
Sven D. Haakanson , Alutiiq Museum
Lawrence Hamilton, University of New Hampshire
Larry Hinzman, International Arctic Research Center
David Karl , University of Hawaii
Stephanie Pfirman, Barnard College
Diana Harrison Wall, Colorado State University
John Walsh, University of Alaska , Fairbanks
James White , University of Colorado
Warren M. Zapol, M.D., Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital
Patrick Webber – (ex-officio) Michigan State University
Chuck Kennicutt – (ex-officio) Texas A&M
Terry Wilson – (ex-officio) The Ohio State University


IPY Committee Chair: Coronel Juan de Dios Trioche
Instituto Antártico Uruguayo
Avenida 8 de Octubre 2958
PO Box 6051
Montevideo CP 11600,

Point of Contact: Dr Bartolomé Grillo
B Espana 2575 Ap 40
Montivideo, URUGUAY

Updated: 2004-10-28