Exhibition to communicate DAMOCLES Polar Research during IPY

The International Polar Foundation is developping an exhibition for the DAMOCLES research consortium, which is funded by the EU to research, over 4 years, developments in ice, ocean and atmosphere in the Arctic basin. DAMOCLES involves over 200 scientists from 11 European nations and Russia and the project is also linked to polar research efforts in the United States and Canada.

As a partner in the project, the IPF is developing an exhibition which will be displayed in a number of European destinations throughout the International Polar Year 2007-2008 (IPY) and which will be shown inaugurally in Brussels in March 2007 as part of the European Union's IPY-launching polar research Symposium "Polar Environment and Climate: The Challenges – European Research in the Context of the International Polar Year".

The exhibition is then expected to travel to a number of other countries in 2007 and 2008, including Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway and Russia. The IPF has already developed, as part of the exhibition, a short film highlighting the significance of the DAMOCLES consortium's research. The film was developed with contributions from Germany's Alfred Wegener Institut of Polar Research (AWI), the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the US's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).