NSF, National Academy of Sciences Celebrated Early IPY Results at Public Event on April 6


On April 6, 2009, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) hosted a celebration of early IPY accomplishments.

The meeting included highlights of IPY science projects, focusing on common lessons being learned in both the Arctic and the Antarctic. Topics will include climate change, ice sheets and sea ice, polar ecosystems, people in the changing Arctic, and more.

Video of the individual science presentations is being hosted on the National Science Foundation's Web site here.

The agenda and list of afternoon speakers:

James White, chair of the Polar Research Board.

 Ralph J. Cicerone, president of the National Academy of Sciences

 Arden L. Bement, Jr. , NSF director

Speaker Introductions:

Karl A. Erb, director of NSF's Office of Polar Programs.

David Bromwich,  Ohio State University

Timothy Killeen, assistant director for geosciences, NSF

David Holland, New York University

Richard Alley, Pennsylvania State University

Hajo Eicken, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Diana Wall, Colorado State University

Stephanie Pfirman, Barnard College

Moderator: James White, University of Colorado