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IPY Data Stories--Sea Ice Webcast

9/13/2007 In conjunction with the first International Polar Day on September 21, 2007, U.S and German scientists presented recent data and research findings during a video conference and Webcast with students. More

2007 George Bush China-U.S. Relations Conference, Oct. 22-25, to Include a Discussion of Joint IPY Programs and Climate Change

9/3/2007 A research roundtable at this Washington D.C. meeting--the third such conference--will focus on bilateral cooperation between China and the U.S. in the Arctic and Antarctic. Karl A. Erb, who heads NSF's Office of Polar programs, will participate. More

University of California, Santa Barbara Hosts Major International Antarctic Science Conference in August

8/16/2007 More than 400 scientists met at the University of California, Santa Barbara August 26-31 for the National Science Foundation-funded International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences. More

2007 Arctic AAAS Conference Slated for Sept. 24-26

7/26/2007 The annual meeting will be held in Anchorage, Alaska with the theme "Partnering for Northern Futures: Science • Policy • Education • Legacy • In the International Polar Year." More

Following a Warming Trend to Its Possible Conclusions:
Agencies Discuss Ramifications of an Ice-Free Arctic

6/15/2007 Representatives of federal agencies charged with coping with changes in maritime and other policies caused by diminishing Arctic ice cover discussed these changes July 10-12 in Washington D.C. More

ARCUS Annual Meeting and Arctic Forum, May 23 and 24, Webcast Live

5/22/2007 The Arctic Council of the United States’ (ARCUS) annual meeting was held in Washington D.C. on May 23 and 24, 2007. ARCUS also hosts the Arctic Forum, in conjunction with annual meeting. The 19th annual meeting and Arctic Forum 2007 was jointly hosted by ARCUS and the Embassy of Sweden. The meetings were Webcast live beginning May 23. More

Antarctic Meteorological Modeling, Observation, and Forecasting Workshop.

4/30/2007 The Antarctic Meteorological Research Center (AMRC) at the University of Wisconsin and the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University, in collaboration with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the Programma Nazionale di Richerche in Antartide (PNRA), the Italian Air Force (IAF) Meteorological Service, will hold the second annual Antarctic Meteorological Observation, Modeling, and Forecasting (AMOMF) Workshop in Rome, Italy from June 26-28, 2007. More

Smithsonian at the Poles: Contributions to International Polar Year Science

4/10/2007 A polar science symposium held at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. in early May 2007 was envisioned as an inaugural U.S. contribution to IPY. More

Teaching About the Cryosphere: A June Workshop at the Byrd Polar Research Center

4/9/2007 "Teaching About the Cryosphere" is a two-week teacher workshop on how scientists evaluate evidence of climate change. It will focus on research conducted at Ohio State University's Byrd Polar Research Center and by researchers at the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS). The workshop is supported by CReSIS and the National science Foundation. More

Smithsonian Lecture April 13: "The Arctic: A Friend Acting Strangely"

4/9/2007 Igor Krupnik and Bill Fitzhugh, curators from the Smithsonian Institution’s Arctic Studies Center, discussed how accelerated climate change is affecting the Arctic at a public lecture in Washington D.C. on Friday, April 13. The men curated the exhibit “A Friend Acting Strangely.” More
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