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Content pages:
Polar Oceans: Home
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.

Activities and Events:
Educational Activities
Marine Biodiversity, physical oceanography & more!
LIVE Events
Join researchers in the Antarctic and Arctic through live web events
What's On
Find out about local activities in your area
Launch a Virtual Balloon
Add your balloon to a map of people marking International Polar Day.

Press resources:
Press releases and images
Press releases and images for downloading.

International Polar Day - Polar Oceans


Throughout the week of March 17th - 26th, the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-8 will be celebrating its eighth polar day, this time focussing on ’Polar Oceans‘. This includes physical oceanography and marine biodiversity.

These Days are designed as a way for the general public, teachers, and their classes to learn more about the Polar Regions and connect directly to polar researchers through simple, fun, and accessible activities.

We also encourage students to launch a virtual balloon once completing the activity: it’s great fun watching balloons go up as classrooms around the world get involved.

Take a peek at some of the exciting highlights from classrooms, radio stations, field schools and public outreach sessions around the world by using the quick links at the bottom of this page.

Polar Oceans Week Reaches around the Globe!

The 8th Polar Day (topic: Polar Oceans) elicited so much interest that it turned into a full week of events that took place across the globe from some likely places such as Edinburgh, Winnipeg, and Nuuk, to some not so likely places like Brazil & Malaysia.

Use the quick links in the left sidebar of this page to find out more about our live events, virtual balloon launch, classroom activities, multi-lingual flyers, and to meet IPY participants and learn about their research.