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Newsgrams

U.S. National Council to the IPY

Downloads

Polar Science Layer for Google Earth (KML file)
Created by Alton Echols, aechols@usgs.gov

Geographically displays a wide variety of scientific and geospatial data from the Arctic and Antarctic regions in Google Earth (requires free software). Includes such data as aerial photo index maps, topographic maps, DEMs, satellite imagery, and professional papers. Check back regularly for updates. Download the KML file below.
Polar_Science.kmz [40KB]

Working Groups

Meeting Announcements

  • 10th The International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Science (ISAES)
    • University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) August 26 - 31, 2007
      Workshops August 26 and September 1
    • The focus of the 10th ISAES-2007, marking the beginning of the International Polar Year, will be Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World.
    • Sponsored by SCAR and the U.S. National Science Foundation.
    • For further information, please go to:
      http://isaes2007.geol.ucsb.edu/
  • Live Webcast of ARCUS 19th Annual Meeting and Arctic Forum 2007
    "Water in the Arctic: International Collaborations and Understanding Environmental Change."
    • Wednesday, 23 May 2007 beginning at 9:10 a.m. EDT
    • Thursday, 24 May 2007 beginning at 8:30 a.m. EDT
  • 15th Arctic Conference
    Conference Announcement and Call for Papers
    • 1-3 November 2007
      Idaho State University Pocatello, Idaho

    • Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 October 2007
    • Application and Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, 15 June 2007

      The annual conference is an informal symposium of archaeologists, anthropologists, ecologists, and geologists who gather once a year to share data and new findings and to plan collaborative research activities. Guest speakers at the conference are Robert McGhee and Patricia Sutherland of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The conference is especially suited to student participants who are encouraged to present findings from thesis and dissertation research. A research workshop of the Sanak Biocomplexity Project will occur during and following the conference.

      For further information, please contact:
      Herbert D. G. Maschner
      Department of Anthropology
      Idaho State University
      Phone: 208-282-2745
      E-mail: maschner@isu.edu
  • I mportant Arctic Events in Washington, D.C.
    22-24 May 2007
    • Congressional Science Briefing on "Observing, Understanding, and Responding to Arctic Change"
      Tuesday, 22 May 2007
    • Live Webcast of ARCUS 19th Annual Meeting and Arctic Forum 2007
      "Water in the Arctic: International Collaborations and Understanding Environmental Change"
      Wednesday-Thursday, 23-24 May 2007
    • Human Dimensions of the Arctic System (HARC) Open Meeting
      Thursday, 24 May 2007

      For further information about these events, please go to: http://www.arcus.org/annual_meetings/2007/index.html
  • Arctic Coastal Zones at Risk
    • 1-3 October 2007
      Polar Environmental Centre
      Tromso, Norway
    • Workshop Announcement and Call for Papers
    • Application and Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, 15 June 2007
    • For further information, please go to:
      http://coast.gkss.de/events/arctic07/

      or contact: Goetz Floeser, floeser@gkss.de
  • Climate Change Impacts on Boreal Forest Disturbance Regimes
    • 30 May-2 June 2007
      University of Alaska Fairbanks
    • Early Registration Deadline: Wednesday, 18 April 2007
    • For further information, please go to: http://www.icddbf.uaf.edu

      or contact: Doreen Fitzgerald, fndlf2@uaf.edu
  • International Symposium for Antarctic Earth Sciences
    • August 26-31, 2007
      University of California, Santa Barbara
      Santa Barbara, California, USA
    • Short paper submission deadline: April 1, 2007
      Extended abstract submission deadline: May 15, 2007
    • Full details at: http://isaes2007.geol.ucsb.edu/
  • Sediment Budgets in Cold Environments (SEDIBUD) Second Workshop
    • Workshop Announcement and Call For Papers
      Abisko, Sweden
      15-19 September 2007
    • Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline: Sunday, 25 March 2007
    • For further information, please see the First Circular at:
      http://www.geomorph.org/wg/wgsb.html
    • or contact:
      Armelle Decaulne
      SEDIBUD Secretary
      E-mail: armelle@nnv.is
  • IPY GeoNorth 2007 - First International Circumpolar Conference on Geospatial Sciences and Applications
  • Arctic Science Summit Week
  • Large-scale Historical Industrial Exploitation of Polar Areas (LASHIPA)
    • Open Workshop
      1-4 April 2007
      Arctic Centre, University of Groningen
      The Netherlands

      Registration Deadline: Thursday, 1 March 2007
      For further information, please go to:
      http://www.lashipa.nl

      or contact:
      Nienke Boschman
      E-mail: arctisch@let.rug.nl

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IPY Resources

Permafrost Course Database Available Online

  • International University Courses on Permafrost
  • For further information and to access the database, please go to: http://www.geo.uio.no/IPA/PermafrostCourses.htm
  • or contact:
    Angelique Prick
    International Permafrost Association Secretariat, The University Centre
    in Svalbard
    E-mail: ipa@unis.no

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IPY Press Resources

  • [click on thumbnails to view original images]
  • Aerial photograph of McMurdo Station

    Aerial photograph of McMurdo Station, Antarctica available from the U.S. Antarctic Resource Center, USGS Reston, Virginia.

    U.S. Geological Survey National Ice Core Lab.

    US Geological Survey National Ice Core Lab, jointly supported by the National Science Foundation.

    Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica - over McMurdo Station.

    Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica - a portion of the stunning natural color version (ETM+bands 3,2,1) over McMurdo Station, the largest research base in Antarctica on Ross Island, Antarctica. Ross Island is roughly 45 miles across at its widest point.

    Walrus satellite radio-tagging crew.

    Members of the walrus satellite radio-tagging crew led by USGS Alaska Science Center during the spring 2006 walrus abundance survey in the Bering Sea aboard the Russian icebreaker Magadan. The survey was conducted in collaboration with USFWS and Russian scientists from Chukotka's Pacific Fishery Science Research Center (ChukotTINRO) and Scientific Research Institute of Fisheries Fleet Designing (GIPRORybFlot).

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IPY Presentations

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Updates

Updates for USGS-IPY Colleagues

March 30 kickoff through the Tagzania IPY site


Tagzania: Items by USGS

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Background Documents

IPY International Committee Documents

IPY National Committee Documents

IPY Presentations

Expressions of Interest

  • EoI Database on Site
  • US Geological Survey


    US Fish and Wildlife Service


    National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration

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