1. The programme framework is ready
  2. Venue stood the test
  3. Committees ready to start working
  4. 1st Circular: Call for session proposals
  5. Oslo's new signature
  6. POLARCAT won the race for first proposal
  7. All programme proposals welcome
  8. IPY Open science in St.Petersburg
  9. Programme of 39 sessions
  10. Offer to registered participants: 30 percent discount on excursion to Svalbard
  11. IASC provides travel support to early career scientists
  12. 2nd Circular: Call for abstracts
  13. Time to get a booth at PolarEXPO!
  14. PolarCINEMA ready to receive polar films and TV-documentaries
  15. Steven Chown to be awarded the Martha T Muse Prize at IPY-OSC
  16. The IPY ‘From Knowledge to Action’ Conference to be held in Montreal in 2012
  17. Unique opportunity for science teachers
  18. A new precedent for the involvement of early career scientists
  19. Several opportunities to get travel support
  20. More than 2200 abstracts submitted on deadline
  21. Registration now open
  22. 400 stipends distributed to early career polar scientists
  23. Get your Letter of Invitation
  24. Invitations out for the PolarTEACHERS conference
  25. PolarCINEMA committee very satisfied with the turnout
  26. More than 2500 abstracts accepted
  27. RV Oceania to Oslo for IPY-OSC
  28. Institutions invited to indicate interest for the PolarFESTIVAL
  29. Poster guidelines
  30. Time slots allocated for sessions
  31. Book before 6th May: Glaciers and fjords - excursion to the scenic highlights of Western Norway
  32. Draft programme ready
  33. HRH Crown Prince Haakon will open the IPY-OSC 2010
  34. HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco will attend the conference
  35. 9th June Keynote: Katherine Richardson
  36. 10th June Keynote: Ole Henrik Magga
  37. Tinker Foundation travel grants for Latin American participants
  38. 11th June Keynote: David Barber
  39. 12th June Keynote: Alexander Frolov
  40. 2200 have registered so far
  41. Make sure your media contacts are invited
  42. PolarEXCHANGE with Sue Nelson
  43. Patrick Webber awarded with the first IASC Medal
  44. Arctic sea ice cover heading towards another record low?
  45. Teachers and young scientists join forces in Oslo
  46. Making marfu and melting ice
  47. Preparing for tomorrows polar science
  48. Launch of the Polar Information Commons (PIC) Tuesday afternoon
  49. Cruising the Oslo Fjord for polar history
  50. Warm opening of a cool conference
  51. A territory of dialogue
  52. From policy to action
  53. Signing agreement for cooperation
  54. Rising sea levels on the agenda
  55. Prestigious prize for work in Antarctica
  56. Polar expedition to the FRAM Museum
  57. More cold and snowy winters to come
  58. Arctic and Antarctic partners sign agreement on polar education
  59. Medal for science and inspiring mentorship
  60. Science should incorporate indigenous knowledge
  61. A road movie on ice
  62. Data on ice loss in the Arctic Ocean can be misleading
  63. On the making of polar documentaries
  64. Encounters on Polar Street
  65. Morning plenary: Vladimir Kattsov
  66. International Polar Year officially closed
  67. Survey shows Norwegians believe in science
  68. 1st Circular out for IPY 2012 MONTRÉAL
  69. 2nd Circular out for IPY 2012 in Montreal
  70. Reminder: Call for abstracts
  71. One week left till Abstract Deadline
  72. Updating the IPY Publications Database for the IPY 2012 Conference in Montreal
  73. Time to register for the IPY 2012 conference

From policy to action

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IPY has brought together scientists and participants from all over the world to provide a greater understanding about issues concerning us all. Now we have to bring the knowledge into action, Canadian Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Chuck Strahl said this morning.

"The International Polar Year 2007-2008 is an exceptional undertaking for many reasons. It has provided us with the opportunity to study current issues facing the Polar Regions. Thus providing us all with an opportunity to learn more about the North and the people who live there, as well as the importance of the region. Now the researchers have a sales job to do", the Canadian Minister said this morning in the first plenary session of the day.

Strahl pointed out that the IPY had already stimulated our curiosity, and that it is now time to convince the community and the decision makers that this research and its findings should concern everyone.

"What happens at the Poles affects us all, he said, also urging researchers to address practical community issues."

Canadian Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Chuck Strahl.Photo: John Petter Reinertsen/ Samfoto
Canadian Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Chuck Strahl.
Next generation
Strahl pointed out that IPY had played an important role in fostering the next generation of researchers, and that it had been a truly international and interdisciplinary endeavour.

"Canada is proud to have participated in the IPY as one of the large contributors," he said.

The Government of Canada's role in the International Polar Year is significant, with the funding of 51 research projects, focusing on climate change and adaptation and the health and well being of their Northern communities. The government allocated $156 million over six years to support Canada's participation.

Conference in Montreal in 2012

"Two years from now I hope many of us will be gathered in Montreal," Strahl said, referring to the IPY-conference From Knowledge to Action which will be hosted in Montreal, Quebec in April 2012.

He also informed that the Canadian IPY Federal Programme Office has donated free registration to the conference to all winners of the outstanding presentation and best oral presentation award, wich will be presented at the closing ceremony on Saturday.

The Canadian IPY Program Office is leading the planning and coordination of the 2012 Conference, in partnership with the Canadian

Research Council and the International IPY Joint Committee.

"The international conference will focus on how knowledge gained through IPY will pave the way to continue to take a strong position in shaping a sustainable development and environmental protection of this strategic and prized region," the minister said

"I hope to see you all at the IPY-conference in Montreal in 2010," he concluded.

Last updated: 09.06.2010