IPY & People: Summary
Information for everyone:
Related IPY Projects
IPY projects that involve people in both the Arctic and Antarctica.
Meet The Participants
Profiles of researchers, community members, and other IPY participants. Several are happy to be contacted.
Links and Resources
Links to organisations with content about People and the Polar Regions.
About International Polar Days
Learn about past and future Polar Days.
Information for educators:
FLYERS: Local & Global Discussion
Download a flyer in your language!!
Connecting Communities, Pole to Pole Students around the world consider life in the Arctic and elsewhere.
LIVE Radio Events
Join IPY on radio around the world, live!
Launch a Virtual Balloon
Add your balloon to a map of people marking International Polar Day.
Press releases and images
Press releases and images for downloading.
People Day: Meet The Participants
Photos, stories, biographies, and contact details for many IPY partners participating in the People Day on September 24th, 2008
Dr. Alan Parkinson
The Arctic Human Health Initiative (AHHI) is an Arctic Council International Polar Year (IPY) coordinating project that highlights the human health concerns of the Arctic people. Activities related to AHHI focus on the significant health disparities that still remain between indigenous and non-indigenous populations in the Arctic, as well as the health impact of environmental contaminants, rapid economic development, and climate change. AHHI is being led by Dr. Alan Parkinson, of the Arctic Investigations Program (AIP), a unit of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention located in Anchorage, Alaska.
Parkinson has been working with AIP in Alaska for almost 25 years. During this time, he has been involved with a number of different projects, ranging from international disease surveillance to climate change. Parkinson says that the disease rates among Alaskan Natives have significantly decreased since his arrival in Alaska.