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

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

International Polar Year 2012 Conference

International Polar Year 2012 Conference: "International Polar Year 2012 Conference Canada is hosting the final wrap-up conference for International Polar Year . On December 9, 2009 the Government of Canada announced that the International Polar Year “From Knowledge to Action” Conference will be hosted in Montreal, Quebec, April 22-27, 2012. The Conference will be chaired by Dr. Peter Harrison, Stauffer-Dunning Chair and Director of the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and co-chaired by Dr. Karl Erb, Director of the United States National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs. It is expected that the Conference will attract science, policy and political delegates from around the world to present scientific research findings and to consider the policy implications of their work. The Canadian IPY Program Office is leading the planning and coordination of the IPY 2012 Conference, in partnership with the National Research Council.

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