The idea for this textbook developed from the recognition of the need to disseminate information about Polar Law as an emerging field of legal studies - an area of study long overdue greater recognition. Developments in the Polar Regions - the Arctic and Antarctica - are now the subject of growing interest and importance. They concern a divergent range of global and regional development issues and beg further inquiry into the role of law in dealing with many of these issues. This textbook is the first educational material of its kind. It attempts to illustrate the importance of legal values in addressing various challenges across the Nordic region, among remote Arctic communities and globally. read more
The polar resource book - Polar Science and Global Climate: An International Resource for Education and Outreach - was created to ensure efforts catalyzed by IPY will continue to inspire educators, students, and emerging polar researchers into the next generation of young, international, polar researchers with a shared commitment to outreach and education. The project has received support from a wide range of actors who are part of the IPY community, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Canadian IPY Program Office, the International Council for Science (ICSU), the United National Environment Program (UNEP), the IPY Polar Books Project, the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), and the organizing committee for the flagship IPY Oslo Science Conference (OSC). The book will be released at the IPY Oslo Science Conference being held in Oslo in June 2010. read more
The main target of Russia’s participation in the IPY 2007-2008 was in obtaining new knowledge about hydrometeorological and geophysical processes in the polar regions of the Russian Federation and the Antarctic on the basis of considerable increase of synchronized, coordinated and consistent in methodical aspect hydrometeorological and geophysical observations in the key regions of the polar areas and intensification of means and methods of natural environment complex study development, evaluations and predictions in the Arctic and the Antarctic in varying climate conditions. read more
The geopolitical interests of Arctic states are a hot topic as climate change and a growing demand for energy cause greater concern over disputed borders and overlapping sovereignty claims in the North. Russia plays a central role in the international politics of the North, being the largest Arctic state geographically and an important player in the regional and global energy marketplace.
Russia and the North examines how Russia defines and addresses northern spaces, opportunities and challenges within its own borders and internationally. Chapters in the volume analyze the politics of circumpolar cooperation, security, fisheries, energy, climate change, population/migration and indigenous peoples.
International Polar Year II - Cryosphere [C] (2004)
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