International Polar Year, or IPY (2007-2009) is by far the most exciting international scientific and educational opportunity of this century. For the next two years, all eyes will be focused on the physical, social and human dimensions of our planet's polar regions. Watch this blog for news related to Canadian outreach and education efforts related to IPY. Of particular interest to educators! Note: This blog is created independently of any official IPY organization

Monday, January 12, 2009

International AGAP project

The International AGAP project is exploring one of the most remote areas on the Earth to determine the history and nature of the formation of a mountain that rivals the Alps, but which is buried under four kilometers of ice. The Gamburtsev Mountains were discovered by the Russian East Antarctic traverse through seismic blasting as they travelled across Dome A in the last IPY. Fifty years later through the support of six nations, two remote base camps (AGAP S and AGAP N) and nine aircraft we are back to capture images of this remarkable land feature and to learn of its origin, how it has influenced the formation of subglacial lakes, the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, and to attempt to determine where the oldest ice of the Antarctic continent may be found. Join this adventure through the websites & blogs of the various countries - US, UK, Australia, Germany, China, Japan Home page: Includes education section (Blog for AGAP S camp run through Scienctific American is linked to this homepage) British Antarctic Survey webpage & blog Australian webpage & blog Margie Turrin Education Coordinator Lamont_Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University 61 Rte 9W Palisades NY 10964 845-365-8494 mkt@ldeo.colu,

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