Title The International Polar Year 2007- 2008; planning for a new phase of polar exploration and understanding
Author Rapley, C.G.
Author Affil Rapley, C.G., British Antarctic Survey, NERC, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Source Antarctic Science, 17(4), p.561-568, ; XXVII SCAR open science conference, Bremen, Federal Republic of Germany, June 2004, edited by C. Summerhayes. Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0954-1020
Publication Date Dec. 2005
Notes In English. 1 refs. Ant. Acc. No: 79630. CRREL Acc. No: 60001388
Index Terms exploration; polar regions; research projects; Antarctica; Arctic region; polar regions; decision-making; International Polar Year 2007-08; International Polar Year 2007- 2008; IPY 2007-08 Education, Outreach and Communication Publications; IPY 2007-08 Research Publications; monitoring; programs; research
Abstract The concept of the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008 is of an intensive burst of internationally coordinated, interdisciplinary, scientific research and observations focused on the Earth's Polar Regions. The research will address six themes organized around the environmental status of the Polar Regions and their relationship to change, the links between the poles and the rest of the globe, utilization of the unique features of the regions for science, and the human dimensions of communities in the Polar Regions. IPY will seek to exploit new technological and logistical capabilities, and make major advances in knowledge and understanding. Key objectives are to attract and develop the next generation of polar researchers and engineers, and to engage the interest and involvement of polar residents, and of schoolchildren, the general public, and decision makers, worldwide. The official observing period of IPY 2007-2008 will be from 1 March 2007 until 1 March 2009, under the international oversight of a Joint ICSU- WMO Committee.
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10.1017/S0954102005002981
Publication Type conference paper or compendium article
Record ID 266618