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  Information - US3 The International Polar Year 2007-2008: The Emerging Framework

Event Information
The International Polar Year 2007-2008 will be the largest programme of coordinated research ever undertaken in the Polar Regions and will provide a focus for diverse research activities in climatically sensitive key regions of the Earth System. Thirty three countries and thousands of scientists are already involved in this developing initiative and the geosciences will take a central role. IPY 2007-2008 is actively linked with the International Heliophysical Year (IHY), the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE) and the Electronic Geophysical Year (e-GY) and opportunities for synergy and joint activities are emerging. This EGU session will be extremely timely as IPY planning will be at an advanced stage in April 2006. It is envisaged that the session will provide the latest updates on the progress of IPY programme development, showcase a number of the major research programmes and illustrate the broader Earth System context of IPY research.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
David Carlson, Director, IPY International Programme Office (IPO)
"The Developing Framework of IPY 2007-2008"
Mark Parsons (NSIDC, Boulder), Co-Chair of IPY Data Policy Sub-Committee
"Data Management in the IPY"
Cynan Ellis-Evans, IPY IPO and SALE Steering Committee
"Subglacial Lake Research Plans for the IPY"
Bob Dickson, CEFAS Lowestoft
"An Integrated Arctic Ocean Observing System for IPY"
Hein De Baar (NIOZ, Netherlands)
"Plans for the GEOTRACES-IPY Project"
Alan Heywood (BAS, UK) & Karsten Gohl (AWI, Germany)
"Plates and Gates: Plate Tectonics and Polar Gateways in Earth History - A lead project of IPY 2007-2008"
Harry Beine (CNR, Rome, Italy)
"Ocean-Atmosphere-SeaIce-Snowpack interactions affecting atmospheric biogeochemistry, climate and ecosystems in the Arctic"
Jerry Brown (Woods Hole, USA)
"Permafrost and the International Polar Year"
"ICESTAR research during the IPY"
Andrea Bergamasco (CNR-ISMAR, Venice, Co-Chair of iAnZone)
"Synoptic Antarctic Shelf-Slope Interactions (SASSI)"


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