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Friday, 21 September 2007 15:40
The IPY International Programme Office (IPO) has recently received some sponsorship to seed a meeting of the IPY International Youth Steering Committee (IYSC), including the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS). This meeting will occur in Stockholm at the end of September. Below is background material for this meeting. Meeting Details (252 KB DOC) includes participants, overview, agenda, and logistics Planning Information and Summary (128 KB PDF) APEC...
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Tuesday, 18 September 2007 14:19
WIN A WEEK ABOARD AN ARCTIC ICEBREAKER!! (INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION FROM YOUR HOME COUNTRY) In April 2008, join journalists from all over the world for a week aboard the Canadian research icebreaker Amundsen. The World Federation of Science Journalists—in collaboration with the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the International Polar Year Circumpolar Flaw Lead Project—announces a competition offering science journalists the chance to win one of three week-long trips aboard the Canadian research icebreaker Amundsen. You will fly all the way to Inuvik (Canada), and hop aboard a Twin Otter aircraft to the famous icebreaker, where you will get first hand experience of global warming where it is unfolding the fastest. ENTRY GUIDELINES...
Saturday, 15 September 2007 14:54
Summary: The complete story of all IPY focuspoints, expressed in one videoart clip. No words, only moving pictures. Showing a silent but dramatic process in nature and culture. produced by Ap Verheggen, 2007 --------------------------------------------------------- The video is recorded in Nunavut, Canada, as well as at Cap Nez, France. --------------------------------------------------------- My name i...
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Friday, 14 September 2007 17:27
WIN A WEEK ABOARD AN ARCTIC ICEBREAKER!! (INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION FROM YOUR HOME COUNTRY) In April 2008, join journalists from all over the world for a week aboard the Canadian research icebreaker Amundsen. The World Federation of Science Journalists- in collaboration with the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the International Polar Year Circumpolar Flaw Lead Project- announces a competition offering science journalists the chance to win one of three week-long trips aboard the Canadian research icebreaker Amundsen. You will fly all the way to Inuvik (Canada), and hop aboard a Twin Otter aircraft to the famous icebreaker, where you will get first hand experience of global warming where it is unfolding the fastest. ENTRY GUIDELINES...
Wednesday, 11 July 2007 21:15
July 11, 2007 Canada's New Government and University of Manitoba Launch Canada's Largest International Polar Year Research Project WINNIPEG -- Today the Honourable Vic Toews, President of the Treasury Board, joined the University of Manitoba for the official launch of the Circumpolar Flaw Lead System (CFL) Study, the largest project in Canada's International Polar Year research program. The CFL Study is based aboard the Canadian Coast Guard research icebreaker, CCGS Amundsen, and includes project team leaders from the University of Manitoba, the Universite Laval, the Universite du Quebec, the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), and DFO. "The Circumpolar Flaw Lead System project will provide us with vital scientific knowled...
Monday, 10 September 2007 23:26
September is a great time to study Sea Ice, in both the Arctic and the Antarctic. Below are details of three expeditions happening at the moment that welcome contact from press and educators. Antarctic Sea Ice in IPY (ASPECT) (IPY Project 141) ASPeCT has a number of associated expeditions investigating Sea Ice. These include: SIPEX: Sea Ice Physics and Eco-system eXperiment SIPEX website International SIPEX flyer (44KB PDF) ...
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Monday, 27 August 2007 19:10
Submitted by Glenn Morris and Stephen Doughty: The Arctic Voice Team has reached the end of the 2007 leg of their journey by kayak through Canada’s Northwest Passage. We are currently in Kugluktuk in the Coronation Gulf, and are spending the weeks before our return to the UK strengthening links between the schools in Kugluktuk and their twin schools in the UK. This part of the Arctic Voice project has proved extremely successful, and the work has attracted media attention from Canadian News North and the BBC. We arrived on August 14 and only one night was spent in a tent before comfortable accommodation w...
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Monday, 06 August 2007 21:58
The 2008 convention of the Canadian Science Writers' Association will be held at: Yukon College Whitehorse, Yukon May 24-26, 2008 The convention will focus on the International Polar Year and on science in the North. Besides two days' of panels and presentations, the event will also include a large display of posters about northern science and IPY projects. In addition, a one-day field trip will offer convention participants a chance to meet and talk with scientists and First Nations outside Whitehorse. If you are interested in attending the convention or submitting a poster, or for more information, please contact: Claire Eamer Whitehorse CSWA Convention Organizing Committee claire-eamer@sf...
Tuesday, 24 July 2007 15:19
WORLD'S FIRST COIN WITH PLASMA EFFECT! The Royal Canadian Mint has released a $20 silver IPY coin. This coin pays tribute to the visionary scientists who established an international collaboration to study the earth's polar regions 125 years ago, an initiative inspired by the arrival of the first English explorer in the Arctic three centuries prior. To underscore this timely theme, this special-edition coin is being issued with a plasma effect from the cutting edge of minting. Only 7,000 coins have been treated with this remarkable technique to create the blue hues and capture the frigid essence of the Arctic as represented on this coin. For more details and to order the coin please see the ...
Tuesday, 24 July 2007 14:52
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS (JULY, 2007) The Canadian Aboriginal Science and Technology Society (CASTS), is preparing to hold its 8th national conference October 3 - 5, 2007. The Treaty Seven First Nations Education Association (TSFNEA), with the support of the University of Calgary, is proud to host the CASTS Conference 2007. The conference will be held at The Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre in Calgary, Alberta. The CASTS Conference 2007 is the only national Aboriginal Science and Technology conference in Canada. The forums of discussion will cover the following areas: . Health . Environment . Education . Science & Technology . ...
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