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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Acronyms and Initialisms." National Research Council. 2012. Lessons and Legacies of International Polar Year 2007-2008. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13321.
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Appendix D
Acronyms and Initialisms

ACCE Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment
AFHCAN Alaska Federal Health Care Access Network
AG Action Group (SCAR)
AGAP Antarctic Gamburtsev Province/Antarctica’s Gamburtsev Province Project
AGU American Geophysical Union
AHHI Arctic Human Health Initiative
ANDR1LL ANtarctic Geological DRILLing
AOGCM Atmosphere-Ocean General Circulation Model
APECS Association of Polar Early Career Scientists
ARMAP Arctic Research Mapping Application
ASAID Antarctic Snow Accumulation and Ice Discharge
ASEP Amundsen Sea Embayment Project
ASI Arctic Social Indicators
ASR Arctic System Reanalysis
ASTIS Arctic Science and Technology Information System
ATCM Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
BSSN Bering Sea Sub-Network
CADIS Cooperative Arctic Data & Information Service
CAML Census of Antarctic Marine Life
CANHR Center for Alaska Native Health Research
CASIE Characterization of Arctic Sea Ice Experiment
CAVIAR Community Adaptation and Vulnerability in the Arctic Region
CBMP Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program
CCAMLR Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
CDOM colored dissolved organic matter
CIRES Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
CliC Climate and Cyrosphere
CODATA Committee on Data for Science and Technology
COMPASS Comprehensive Meteorological Data Set of Active IPY Antarctic Measurement Phase for Scientific
and Applied Studies
CRBP Cold Regions Bibliography Project
DADDI Discovery, Access, and Delivery of Data for IPY
DAHLI Discovery and Access of Historic Literature of the IPYs
DAMOCLES Developing Arctic Modeling and Observing Capabilities for Long- Term Environmental Studies
DISC Deep Ice Sheet Coring
DOC dissolved organic carbon
DOI U.S. Department of the Interior
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Acronyms and Initialisms." National Research Council. 2012. Lessons and Legacies of International Polar Year 2007-2008. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13321.
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EAIS East Antarctic ice sheet
EGU European Geosciences Union
eGY Electronic Geophysical Year
ELOKA Exchange of Local Knowledge in the Arctic
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency
EPB European Polar Board
EPPR emergency preparedness and response mechanisms
ESA Endangered Species Act
FWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
GCM General Circulation Model
GCMD Global Change Master Directory
GIIPSY Global Inter-agency IPY Polar Snapshot Year
GLOBE Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment
GRACE Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
IACP Arctic Institute for Applied Circumpolar Policy
IAGA International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy
iAOOS integrated Arctic Ocean Observing System
IASC International Arctic Science Council
IASOA International Arctic Systems for Observing the Atmosphere
ICC Inuit Circumpolar Council
ICDP International Continental Drilling Program
ICS International Circumpolar Surveillance
ICSU International Council for Science
IDDO Ice Drilling Design and Operations
IGERT Interdisciplinary Graduate Education, Research, and Training
IGS International Glaciological Society
IGY International Geophysical Yeaf
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPO International Programme Office
IPY International Polar Year (IPY 2007-2008?)
IPYDIS IPY Data and Information System
IPYPD International Polar Year Publications Database
ISAC International Study of Arctic Change
IUCH International Union for Circumpolar Health
IUGG International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
JC Joint Committee
LASP Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado
LIMA Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica
MaxNDVI Maximum Normalized Difference Vegetation Index
MEOP Marine Mammals as Explorers of the Ocean Pole to Pole
MIS McMurdo Ice Shelf
MMCO Mid-Miocene Climatic Optimum
NAS National Academy of Sciences
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research
NEEM North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling
NF Northern Forum
NGPR Next Generation Polar Research
NGRIP North Greenland Ice Core Project
NISC National Information Services Corporation
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NPS National Park Service
NRC National Research Council
NSF National Science Foundation
NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Acronyms and Initialisms." National Research Council. 2012. Lessons and Legacies of International Polar Year 2007-2008. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13321.
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NSTA National Science Teachers
Association
OAIPMH Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting
OCB open-closed boundary (magnetosphere)
ONR Office of Naval Research
OPP National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs
POLARCAT Polar study using Aircraft, Remote sensing, surface measurements and modeling of Climate, chemistry, Aerosols and Transport
PolarTREC Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating
POLENET Polar Earth Observing Network
POP persistent organic pollutant
PRB U.S. Polar Research Board
ROAM Research and Educational Opportunities in Antarctica for Minorities
RV1B Research Vessel/Icebreaker
SACNAS Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
SAON Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks
SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar
SCAR Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
SCSCS Spitsbergen Climate System Current Status
SEAOS Southern Elephant Seals as Oceanographic Sensors
SEARCH Study of Environmental Arctic Change
SHEBA Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean Project
SIERRA Sensor Integrated Environmental Remote Research Aircraft
SIKU Sea Ice Knowledge and Use
S1MBA Sea Ice Mass Balance in the Antarctic
SIPEX Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystem experiment (Australia)
SIWO Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook
SO GLOBEC Southern Ocean Global Ocean
Ecosystems Dynamics
SOOS Southern Ocean Observing System
SPARC-IPY Stratospheric Processes And their Role in Climate-International Polar Year
SPRI Scott Polar Research Institute
UAS unmanned aerial systems
UNCLOS United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
USCG U.S. Coast Guard
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
WAIS West Antarctic Ice Sheet
WAP Western Antarctic Peninsula
WMO World Meteorological Organization
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International Polar Year 2007-2008 (IPY) was an intense, coordinated field campaign of observations, research, and analysis. It was the largest, most comprehensive campaign ever mounted to explore Earth's polar domains. Legacies and Lessons of the International Polar Year 2007-2008 summarizes how IPY engaged the public to communicate the relevance of polar research to the entire planet, strengthened connections with the Indigenous people of the Arctic, and established new observational networks.

Legacies and Lessons of the International Polar Year 2007-2008 also addresses the objectives articulated for IPY in the 2004 National Research Council report, A Vision for International Polar Year (NRC, 2004). These objectives include: suggestions for scientific communities and agencies to use the IPY to initiate a sustained effort aimed at assessing large-scale environmental change and variability in the polar regions, the need to explore new scientific frontiers from the molecular to the planetary scale, investment in critical infrastructure and technology to guarantee that IPY 2007-2008 leaves enduring benefits for the nation and for the residents of northern regions, as well as increase public understanding of the importance of polar regions in the global system.

Legacies and Lessons of the International Polar Year 2007-2008 explains how activities at both poles led to scientific discoveries that provided a step change in scientific understanding and helped translate scientific knowledge into policy-relevant information. At a time when the polar regions are undergoing a transformation from an icy wilderness to a new zone for human affairs, these insights could not be more timely or more relevant. From outreach activities that engaged the general public to projects that brought researchers from multiple disciplines and several nations together, the legacies of IPY extend far beyond the scientific results achieved, and valuable lessons learned from the process will guide future endeavors of similar magnitude.

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