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Contact: Maureen O'Leary
National Academy of Sciences

National Academies advisory: April 6 symposium celebrating the International Polar Year

The National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Foundation will co-host 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, the speakers will focus their talks on climate change, polar ice sheet stability and sea level, polar ecosystems, and people in the changing Arctic.


Monday, April 6, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2100 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Those who cannot attend may watch a live video webcast of the event at http://national-academies.org. The event is free and open to the public. Registration required. The agenda and registrations are available online at http://www.dels.nas.edu/prb/.

Reporters who wish to attend must register in advance with the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information, tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.



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