What is IPY
Saturday, 30 December 2006 10:11
TTAAPP - IPY: Taking the Antarctic Arctic Polar Pulse, IPY 2007-8Written by Administrator
Doing science in the polar regions depends on humans performing under the most extreme environmental conditions. By collecting data for a new epidemiological database of health events in Antarctica, this 18-nation project will improve our understanding of how individuals and groups interact in confined environments, and how human physiology adapts to such extreme conditions. The results should help improve the health of polar scientists, help deliver better healthcare in other remote areas of the world, and help space scientists understand the likely effects of isolation on astronauts during long-duration missions.
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