The EUROPOLAR ERA-NET is a project funded by the European Commission, bringing together 27 Funding Organisations from 19 countries.
During this conference, the survey results of this European project were presented with regards to:
- European Arctic and Antarctic research stations (including the recently inaugurated Princess Elisabeth Station)
- Research vessels and planes
- National research programs conducted in the Polar Regions
The movie "Beyond the Poles", which was directed and produced by the International Polar Foundation for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), was also shown to highlight the scientific efforts undertaken during the 4th International Polar Year (2007-2008).