April 16, 2012
Ottawa, Ontario - The Canadian Polar Commission has released a summary of Canada's International Polar Year 2007-2008 (IPY) science results. Adapted for general readers from the findings of the 52 Canadian IPY projects, the report -- entitled International Polar Year Canadian Science Report: Highlights -- features topics from marine life and wildlife to sea ice, human and community health, the atmosphere, and more.
"Thanks to our IPY scientists we now know far more about the polar regions - and for the first time in International Polar Year history, northern indigenous peoples and communities participated actively in the research." said Commission chairperson Bernard Funston. "This report makes our most up-to-date polar knowledge accessible to Canadians."
Illustrated with colour graphics and photos, this is a handy reference for anyone who wants to know our scientists' key discoveries during International Polar Year. It will appeal to the media, elected officials, policy makers, teachers, students, and the general public.
The report was made possible by the financial support of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. It is available online at www.polarcom.gc.ca and in print from the Canadian Polar Commission.
The Canadian Polar Commission (CPC) is Canada's national institution for furthering polar knowledge and awareness.
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