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Interagency Annapolis Symposium will take a Multi-Faceted Look at Potential Effects of Diminishing Arctic Sea Ice

4/30/2009 A June symposium at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. will address the changing state of Arctic sea ice conditions and the present and potential future affects on naval, maritime, and associated activities and operations in the region. More

Seaglider Monitors Climate-related Ocean Circulation in the Arctic During Record-Breaking Journey Under Ice

4/28/2009 An intelligent, ocean-going glider has spent more than five months on a record-breaking deployment to sample the icy waters off western Greenland. More

NASA Video: Scientist Explains the Global Importance of Arctic Sea Ice for the Average Person

4/14/2009 Tom Wagner, NASA cryosphere program scientist, discusses the various ways that sea ice is important; from regulating global temperatures to restricting--or facilitating--global commerce. He also discusses the significance of IPY. More

Read Daily Updates from Scientists Studying Change in the Bering Sea Ecosystem, one of the World's Most Productive

4/4/2009 The Bering Sea is a wildly productive ecosystem, yielding millions of pounds of fish and crab each year. Is climate change affecting the Bering Sea? How? See daily pictures and read reports from researchers seeking answers to those questions. More

Two NSF Instruments at the South Pole to take part in "Around the World in 80 Telescopes" Webcast

4/1/2009 Researchers at two massive, sophisticated National Science Foundation-funded instruments located at the South Pole will be featured in a global Webcast on April 3 and 4 as part of the International Year of Astronomy. More