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Friday, 06 February 2009 18:44
UPCOMING RELEASE OF NEW EVIDENCE ABOUT CHANGE IN THE POLAR REGIONS
MEDIA ADVISORY UPCOMING RELEASE OF NEW EVIDENCE ABOUT CHANGE IN THE POLAR REGIONS download in multiple languages: Arabic
Wednesday, 04 February 2009 00:11
Polar Bear Activity
Back to Polar Oceans Page Back to Polar Oceans Educational Activities Page This activity can be downloaded as a Word document (c) PHOTO Mireille de la Lez from ...
Tuesday, 03 February 2009 22:42
Deep Ocean Circulation Activity
Back to Polar Oceans Page Back to Polar Oceans Educational Activities Page This activity can also be downloaded as a Word document Robert Simmon, NASA. Minor modifications by Robert A. Rohde (Public Domain) Background: Circulation ...
Tuesday, 03 February 2009 19:17
Ocean Surface Currents Activity
Back to Polar Oceans Page Back to Polar Oceans Educational Activities Page This activity can also be downloaded as a Word document. Image from ...
Saturday, 31 January 2009 21:10
Following in Famous Footsteps
With all our scientific equipment staged with ANZ in Christchurch, ready to fly down to the Ice, all that remains for me and Alex is to pack a few good books, set our lives in order for the next nine and half months and bid farewell to those around us - the latter possibly being the hardest part of all. Last night, to mark our imminent departure, we met with friends and colleagues from the University of Otago at the Carey’s Bay Hotel, just outside Port Chalmers – the last port of call for many early Antarctic expedition including those of Scott and Shackleton. The hotel is reputedly the location Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s last meal before setting sail from New Zealand on his fateful journey to Antarctica in November, 1910. Although were unable to confirm this story, it did make fo...
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Monday, 02 February 2009 08:42
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: Issue 11: Arctic and Antarctic Birds
The February issue of the Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears cyberzine is now available! Arctic and Antarctic Birds was co-produced with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. This partnership allows us to bring you exciting and engaging ideas for incorporating birds into a life sciences unit. Do you want to know more about birds and their adaptations? This month's Science Content Knowledge article discusses some of the birds that live in or migrate to the polar regions and how birds stay warm in cold weather. Fol...
Thursday, 29 January 2009 03:47
New York City International Polar Weekend 2009
New York City will host its third International Polar Weekend at the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday and Sunday 2/7 and 2/8 from noon to 5PM each day. This family style event is a New York celebration of highlights from the International Polar Year (IPY). The weekend will include activities for all ages, including performances; short lectures; film clips with commentary; and an interactive Polar Fair with scientists, explorers, artists, and performers from Greenland, Norway, and Canada, as well as the United States. Event highlights include:
Tuesday, 27 January 2009 06:58
Press release: Polarstern expedition “LOHAFEX” can be conducted
Bremerhaven, 26 January 2009. The Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association can conduct the ongoing Polarstern expedition "LOHAFEX". Independent scientific and legal reviews sought by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety concluded that the iron fertilisation experiment LOHAFEX is neither against environmental standards nor the international law in force. There are thus no ecological and legal reasons to further suspend the iron fertilisation experiment LOHAFEX. Reacting to the positive news from the Federal Ministry of Research Dr. Karin Lochte, Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute, said: “We are glad that the experts have fully con...
Thursday, 22 January 2009 18:35
Five IPY Educational Posters available for download
UNEP/GRID-Arendal, with financial support from the Research Council of Norway (Forskningsr
Thursday, 22 January 2009 07:16
Draft Resource Book Documents