This site provides a listing of materials and
resources related to the role of science and technology in the
circumpolar north and IPY (International Polar Year). Anyone wishing
to contribute to this site is encouraged to contact the coordinator
of the Alaska
Network at (907) 474-1902,
or send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Polar Year 2007-2008
Excerpt: "The International Polar
Year is a large scientific programme focused on the Arctic and
from March 2007 to March 2009.
IPY, organized through the International Council for Science
(ICSU) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), is actually
the fourth polar year, following those in 1882-3, 1932-3, and
1957-8. In order to have full and equal coverage of both the
Arctic and the Antarctic, IPY 2007-8 covers two full annual cycles
from March 2007 to March 2009 and will involve over 200 projects,
with thousands of scientists from over 60 nations examining a
wide range of physical, biological and social research topics.
It is also an unprecedented opportunity to demonstrate, follow,
and get involved with, cutting edge science in real-time."
US Committee to the International
Excerpt: " The International
Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008 is envisioned as an intense, internationally
coordinated campaign of research that will initiate the dawn
of a new era in polar science. IPY 2007-2008 will include research
in both polar regions and involve strong links to the rest of
the globe. It will be multi- and interdisciplinary in scope and
truly international in participation. It will educate and excite
the public, and help train the next generation of engineers,
scientists, and leaders. It will include elements from a wide
range of scientific disciplines, including issues related to
Native Science Commission
Excerpt: "The Alaska Native Science Commission
was created to bring together research and science
in partnership with the Native community. It
serves as a clearinghouse for proposed research, an information base
for ongoing and past research and an archive for significant
the Native community. We provide information, referral and networking
services for researchers seeking active partners in the
The National Science Foundation, Arctic Science Section in the
Office of Polar Programs provides a great deal of information. Their
program areas include: Arctic Research Opportunities, Arctic Natural
Sciences, Arctic System Science (ARCSS), Arctic Social Sciences,
and Arctic Research and Policy. There is other information available.
Inuit Circumpolar Conference (Canada)
Contacts and information regarding the 1996 Inuit Circumpolar Conference
The on-line version of Science Daily Magazine. Includes current (updated
daily) headlines and articles covering all branches of science.
A Passport to Knowledge
This Web site contains information from the original Live From
Antarctica , which was active from November 1994 to February 1995.