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

Signing agreement for cooperation

Albert ingress (Ingressbilde)

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the University of the Arctic have signed an agreement for cooperation concerning issues in the Arctic, such as education, research and knowledge transfer.

One of the goals is to increase the educational and research capacity of Arctic people.

With this in mind, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the University of the Arctic.

Shared responsibility
- The IPY has proven that mankind is becoming more aware of the global threats, said Prince Albert II in his closing of Tuesday's plenary session.

The Foundation, which was created by the H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince Albert II in June 2006, is dedicated to the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development on a global scale.

H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince Albert II of Monaco.Photo: John Petter Reinertsen/Samfoto
H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince Albert II of Monaco.
- The threats concern us all, and we should bring together good will from all over the planet, said the Prince. - I am pleased that my Foundation can participate, thanks to the agreement that we are signing today.

Virtual university
The University of the Arctic, UArctic, is a cooperative network of universities, colleges and other organizations committed to higher education and research in the North. It embraces 130 institutions in total.

Through the newly signed partnership, the two entities aim at replicating to other regions threatened by climate change the knowledge gained by the Arctic people. They also wish to increase understanding of northern environmental issues and examine the possibility of creating stipend programs for students at a UArctic member institution.

Different kinds of knowledge
The agreement was signed by Mr Lars Kullerud, President of the University of the Arctic and HE Mr Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer of Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

The signing was followed by a discussion between representatives from the two organizations, where the Monegasque Prince was offered pieces of dried reindeer meat from the Arctic.

Kullerud emphasized the importance of involving the people of the Arctic in the research.

- There is not just one way to think about knowledge. The Arctic has a knowledge that is different from the traditional scholar knowledge, and which builds upon the culture of the indigenous people. We need to include different kinds of thinking in these common efforts, was his message.

Prince Albert II of Monaco with representatives of the University of the Arctic and  the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.Photo: John Petter Reinertsen/Samfoto
Prince Albert II of Monaco with representatives of the University of the Arctic and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Last updated: 11.06.2010