A City of Sciences

The European City of Science was held within the context of the French presidency to the European Union. Organized by the French Ministry of Education and Research, the European City of Science offered an exhibition centre and forum dedicated to all levels of science, from technology to social sciences and humanities.

During three days extending from November 14th to 16th, the Grand Palais of Paris was filled with associations, organisations and foundations desiring to promote their activities before the wider public. Fifty thousand people attended the event.

With tools such as workshops, conferences and interactive animations, the polar room was the "coolest" place to be to learn about such subjects as the climate, ice formation and melting, and the Polar Regions.

Alongside the International Polar Year, the French institute Paul Emile Victor and the European project DAMOCLES (Developing Arctic Modelling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environmental Studies), the International Polar Foundation presented the Princess Elisabeth Antarctic research station and offered workshops differentiating the North Pole from the South Pole.