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U.S.-Canada Joint Expedition to Survey the Extended Continental Shelf in the Arctic

7/28/2009 The U.S. Extended Continental Shelf Task Force will conduct a joint 41-day mission jointly with Canada this summer to collect scientific data about the continental shelf in the Arctic. The mission is scheduled from Aug. 7 to Sept. 16. More

Sec. Clinton's Remarks at the Joint Session of the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting and the Arctic Council

4/6/2009 The genius of the Antarctic Treaty lies in its relevance today. It was written to meet the challenges of an earlier time, but it and its related instruments remain a key tool in our efforts to address an urgent threat of this time, climate change... More

Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting in April to Celebrate 50 Years of Peace and Science in Antarctica

12/19/2008 The U.S. will host the 32nd Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting in Baltimore, MD in April. The annual diplomatic event will include nearly 400 diplomats as well as Antarctic program managers and logistics experts and scientists from 47 countries. More

Speech to Arctic Parliamentarians on Aspects of U.S. Arctic Policy by Margaret F. Hayes, director of the State Department's Office of Oceans Affairs

8/13/2008 "The Arctic is strategically important to the United States. The state of Alaska is a valued part of our national heritage..." A review of federal Arctic Policy. More

Two Scientific Cruises--including Joint U.S., Canadian Mission--to Map Arctic Seafloor

8/11/2008 The U.S. Extended Continental Shelf Task Force, chaired by the State Department, plans two Arctic cruises this summer. The cruises are part of an interagency effort to collect data about the continental shelf and oceanic basins in the Arctic. More

Under Secretary of State Paula Dobriansky Participating in Dedication of New Amundsen-Scott Station at South Pole

1/11/2008 On January 12, 2008, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky participated in the dedication of new state-of-the-art scientific facilities operated by the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) at the South Pole. More

The Arctic: Remarks Given at the University of Québec at Montréal

4/19/2007 Remarks by Evan T. Bloom, deputy director for polar and scientific affairs, to the Conference on the United States, Climate Change and the Arctic Renewed American Interest in a Changing North. More

State's Dobriansky Stresses Importance of International Scientific Cooperation, Indigenous Peoples' Involvement in IPY

2/26/2007 The Honorable Paula J. Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, delivered remarks at the U.S. launch of International Polar Year at the National Academies of Science in Washington, D.C., on Monday, February 26, 2007. More

U.S. Launch of the International Polar Year 2007-2008

2/26/2007 Paula J. Dobriansky, under secretary for democracy and global affairs at the State Department, stresses three IPY themes in remarks given Feb. 26, 2007 at the National Academies of Science in Washington D.C.. More

50th Anniversary Commemoration of U.S. - New Zealand Cooperation on Antarctic Science

1/20/2007 On January 20, 2007, officials celebrated 50 years of Antarctic partnership between New Zealand and the U.S. Read remarks made by Claudia McMurray, assistant secretary of state at the commemoration. More