What is IPY
Education, outreach and communication (EOC) has been a central part of IPY and teachers and other educators will be given the opportunity to share their experiences as part of the IPY Oslo Science Conference. Please visit the PolarTEACHERS conference website for more details.
The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat organized a lecture on 8th October where Dr. Veijo Pohjola, Uppsala University, talked about his IPY research and experiences in Svalbard at the “revived” research station Kinnvika. The research at Kinnvika is multidisciplinary, including glaciology and meteorology etc., and it is mainly focused on Arctic warming and its impact.
On 8 October 2009, a research team made up of scientists from the University of Wyoming, United States Geological Survey, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, participated in a live Polar Week event from the U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker Polar Sea, north of Barrow, Alaska. The research team and a high school teacher from California, Cristina Galvan, shared with participants information about the polar bear research they are conducting in the Beaufort Sea.