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The history of research in polar regions - From sailing ships to satellites The history of research in polar regions - From sailing ships to satellites

  • Research milestones since 1818
  • A key role for the International Polar Years
  • IPY 2007-2008: a warming world focuses on the polar regions


What's so crucial about polar research?

  • What's so crucial about polar research?
  • The Antarctic Treaty
  • Arctic and Antarctic research: what makes them different?

What's so crucial about polar research?

The poles, archives of the world’s climate The poles, archives of the world’s climate

  • The poles, archives of the world’s climate
  • Ice coring: a special selection
  • Thermophilic bacteria in Lake Vostok
  • The greenhouse phenomenon and climatic feedback


The poles and climate change

  • The polar regions: sentinels of major climate change 
  • Polar flora and fauna facing up to major climate warming
  • The peoples of the Arctic, the first victims of global warming
  • And what would happen if the Gulf Stream stopped?
  • Ozone story
  • Satellites at the service of polar research
  • Permanent monitoring of the atmosphere from the Svalbard

The poles and climate change

A European vision for polar research A European vision for polar research

  • More of Europe at high latitudes
  • The European Polar Board
  • The Aurora Borealis: proposal for an advanced European icebreaker
  • Poles of excellence: Europe's leading institutes and organisations
  • High latitude real-estate: European polar stations
  • Polar armada: Europe’s polar research vessels
  • European technologies for and from polar research
  • Cold comfort: living and working in Antarctica
  • European research priorities in polar regions
  • New European initiatives
  • A compendium of European research on land and under the sea
  • In from the cold: new Member States and polar research


European and international cooperation

  • European nations at the forefront of international collaboration
  • ACEX: The Arctic coring expedition
  • Polar research outside Europe
  • SCAR and IASC: getting nations together
  • Ice cube: Antarctica’s crystal ball
  • The human dimension: coming out of the shadows

European and international cooperation

The polar sciences and communication The polar sciences and communication

  • An Internet journey through polar science
  • "Communication is an investment"