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Poland Announces National Committee

Historical background. Although Poland is not an Arctic country, we have a long tradition in polar research. Its roots lie in the 19th century when Polish scientists started to participate in the research on both polar regions. At that time, Poland did not exist on the maps of Europe. Polish scientists (as political prisoners in Siberia and in far North) explored and studied of unknown areas of the Russian Arctic. Henryk Arctowski and Antoni B. Dobrowolski were the members of scientific group of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition on s/v

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