The polar resource book - Polar Science and Global Climate: An International Resource for Education and Outreach - was created to ensure efforts catalyzed by IPY will continue to inspire educators, students, and emerging polar researchers into the next generation of young, international, polar researchers with a shared commitment to outreach and education.
It was a response to continual requests from educators and scientists wishing to raise awareness about the importance of polar science during a time of rapid planet-wide climate change.
The project has received support from a wide range of actors who are part of the IPY community, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Canadian IPY Program Office, the International Council for Science (ICSU), the United National Environment Program (UNEP), the IPY Polar Books Project, the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), and the organizing committee for the flagship IPY Oslo Science Conference (OSC). The book will be released at the IPY Oslo Science Conference being held in Oslo in June 2010.
To hear audio commentary of the book please listen to this clip from an interview with the general editor, Bettina Kaiser, which was part of an interview with CKLB Radio, Northwest Territories, Canada and their weekly polar science program called 'Ends of the Earth'.
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