National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
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April 8, 2009

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The National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Foundation co-hosted a symposium that highlights the early accomplishments of International Polar Year -- the global research effort to better understand the polar regions. With more than 200 scientific expeditions and a thousand research projects to discuss, speakers focused their talks on climate change, polar ice sheet stability and sea level, polar ecosystems, and people in the changing Arctic.



Speakers:
Ralph Cicerone, Arden L Bement, Jr., Hajo Eicken, David Holland, Tim Killen, Stephanie Pfirman, Diana Wall, James White