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Friday, 01 May 2009 16:25
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: Polar OceansWritten by Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears
Issue 14 of the Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears online magazine is now available! In Polar Oceans, learn about two very different oceans - the Arctic and Southern Oceans - at opposite ends of the Earth. As always, our magazine features science and literacy content knowledge for teachers, as well as a variety of other professional resources. This month, learn about ...
Friday, 01 May 2009 11:48
Communities of Change - Building an IPY LegacyWritten by Nicola Munro
9th ACUNS International Student Conference on Northern Studies and Polar Regions October 2 to 5, 2009 Yukon College - Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Second Call for Abstracts The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies/Association universitaire canadienne d’études nordiques (ACUNS), in partnership with Yukon College in Whitehorse, is soliciting Abstracts that encompass the following areas: The impact of sustainable development, economic activity and polar law on communities, governance and natural habitats. The use of natural, physical and social sciences to help understand the causes and effects of the changing polar climate.
Friday, 01 May 2009 11:16
IPY Report: May 2009Written by Nicola Munro
Friday, 01 May 2009 07:13
Ukrainian IPY Science ConferenceWritten by Louise Huffman
On the 12-15 May, 2009 the Ministry for Education and Science of Ukraine, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Coordinating Committee for the carrying out of ??? IPY in Ukraine, National Antarctic Scientific Center of Ukraine will hold the International Antarctic Scientific Conference by the legacy of the Ukraine research within the framework of III IPY International Programs. More than 100 scientists from Ukraine and abroad, representatives of Ukraine authorities are expected to attend the Conference. Taking into consideration the importance of our Conference at the national level and its contribution to international activities by III IPY legacy, we ask you to send your congratulations to Conference participants. For more informatio...
Thursday, 30 April 2009 07:27
Preliminary report from the national IPY committee of MongoliaWritten by Louise Huffman
Written by Erdenebat Eldev-Ochir, Director, International Cooperation Division National Agency for Meteorology and Environment Monitoring of Mongolia In 2007 the government of Mongolia, in connection with IPY, issued regulation #64, establishing a national IPY committee and approving a work plan. At that time the President of Mongolia visited our agency and officially opened IPY in Mongolia. In accordance to the workplan, we have organized an international w...
Thursday, 30 April 2009 07:20
Alfred Wegener Institute scientist is new Executive Secretary of the international Antarctic TreatyWritten by Louise Huffman
Bremerhaven, April 17th 2009. A scientist from the Alfred Wegener Institute will become the new Executive Secretary of the Antarctic Treaty system from August 2009. This was announced at the end of the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) in Baltimore, USA. The majority of the 28 members entitled to vote for the new Executive Secretary of the Antarctic Treaty Secretariat decided on the German candidate Dr Manfred Reinke who prevailed over competitors from Great Britain and Australia. The secretariat is seated in the Argentinean capital Buenos Aires. Manfred Reinke has been working for the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association for many years, currently as Scientific Associate to the directorate. The 56 years old scientist ...
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 09:29
International Polar Year (IPY) Canada Award for Excellence in Northern Science JournalismWritten by Canada IPY
NEW! International Polar Year (IPY) Canada Award for Excellence in Northern Science Journalism Deadline: April 17, 2009 Prize: $2,500 Entry form: http://www.sciencewriters.ca/cswa_inac_award.html Competitors must be Canadian citizens or residents of Canada. Submissions must be original material published during the 2008 calendar year in English or French. The article must refer to or include reference to research conducted in Canada as part of International Polar Year (IPY) and should raise awareness and generate interest n Canada’s contribution to Arctic research. Submissions must b...
Tuesday, 14 April 2009 04:32
GeoNorth 2009: Announcement, Call for PapersWritten by Mark Parsons
The GeoNorth 2009 conference, 4-6 August in Fairbanks, Alaska, is a unique opportunity to discuss issues and present current research related to geospatial activities in the arctic environment. This conference provides an opportunity to present results associated with the International Polar Year (IPY), environment and climate change monitoring and geographic analysis, geospatial standards and their application, and the construction of virtual collaborative networks including Arctic mapping and the virtual Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure (ASDI). The conference is coordinated by the USGS, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the I...
Monday, 13 April 2009 04:36
Call for Abstracts: NCP/AMAP Symposium on Human Health and Arctic Environmental ContaminantsWritten by Louise Huffman
Call for Abstracts (Poster Session) - NCP / AMAP Symposium on Human Health and Arctic Environmental Contaminants Abstracts Due: May 1, 2009 The Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) and Arctic Monitoring Assessment Program (AMAP) are hosting a joint symposium in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada from 10-12 June 2009. The results of the two assessments on human health effects of environmental contaminants in the Arctic over the past 6 years will be released at this meeting. This symposium will provide a forum for health professionals, Indigenous and local people, senior scientists, policy-makers, and young scientists to contribute to the future directions of the NCP and AMAP. There will also be a poster session plus participants will be given the opportu...