People & Culture > Archive > April 2007

People & culture

Arctic Human Health Initiative Focuses on Well-being of Native People

4/24/2007 IPY provides an opportunity to focus on the human health issues of northern communities. The Arctic Human Health Initiative will advance and expand the joint research agenda of the Arctic Council and the International Union for Circumpolar Health. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health are partners in the initiative. More

Reporting from the Field: News Media Bring IPY Home to Millions

4/20/2007 Many federal agencies enable members of the U.S. news media--in very limited numbers--to visit remote Polar research stations, ships and field camps to give the public a first-hand look at the taxpayer-supported science conducted there. More

IPY Youth Steering Committee: Involving the Next Generation in Polar Research

4/5/2007 The IPY Youth Steering Committee (YSC) aims to ensure that youth are fully involved IPY. The Polar Network enables young researchers and global youth to communicate and collaborate. Jenny Baeseman,, is the U.S. contact. More

Project Iceberg: Teachers in Antarctica as part of ANtarctic geological DRILLing (ANDRILL) project

4/4/2007 As part of an elaborate outreach program, the multi-national ANtarctic geological DRILLing project sent six teachers to Antarctica. They wrote blogs from the field and appear in video journals. More

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists: a Forum for Fledgling Researchers

4/2/2007 The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists brings together young researchers and early career scientists and engineers with an interest in Polar Regions. More