Polar Research

ICSU President Yuan Tseh Lee opens International Polar Year Conference

<p>ICSU President Yuan Tseh Lee was present at the opening ceremony of <a href="http://www.ipy.org/">International Polar Year</a> conference in Montreal on 23 April , 2012. In his speech, he celebrated IPY as a triumph of global science, in that coordination was first led by ICSU and the <a href="https://www.wmo.int/">WMO</a>, and subsequently the global science community took hold and assumed ownership of IPY.</p>


Polar year comes to a close

<p>The <a href="http://www.ipy.org">International Polar Year</a> 2007–2008 (IPY), the largest polar research and education venture ever undertaken, will formally come to a close at a ceremony in Oslo on Saturday 12 June—the final day of the IPY Oslo Science Conference.</p>


Polar research reveals new evidence of global environmental change

<p>Multidisciplinary research from the <a href="http://www.ipy.org">International Polar Year</a> (IPY) 2007-2008 provides new evidence of the widespread effects of global warming in the polar regions. Snow and ice are declining in both polar regions, affecting human livelihoods as well as local plant and animal life in the Arctic, as well as global ocean and atmospheric circulation and sea level. These are but a few findings reported in “State of Polar Research”, released today by the <a href="https://www.wmo.int/">World Meteorological Organization</a> (WMO) and the International Council for Science (ICSU). In addition to lending insight into climate change, IPY has aided our understanding of pollutant transport, species’ evolution, and storm formation, among many other areas.</p>


Upcoming release of new evidence about change in the polar regions

<p>A milestone in our understanding of the Earth system is the <a href="http://www.ipy.org">International Polar Year</a> (IPY) 2007-2008, a joint initiative of the <a href="https://www.wmo.int/">World Meteorological Organization</a> (WMO) and the International Council for Science (ICSU). Thousands of scientists from over 60 countries have carried out over 160 research and outreach projects, which advance our understanding in many areas, including global climate change. New insights in polar knowledge resulting from this historical undertaking will be made public at a ceremony at WMO headquarters on 25 February 2009, where the “State of Polar Research”, a succinct report with preliminary findings of IPY will be released. This will be preceded by a press conference at the Palais des Nations.</p>


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