• Marking Ten Years of Achievement

    Marking Ten Years of Achievement

    The International Polar Foundation celebrates ten years of achievement, in the presence of their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium, and His Serene Highness Prince Albert II …

  • Antarctic film “Par delà les banquises” shows land in a different light

    Antarctic film “Par delà les banquises” shows land in a different light

    In November 2007, Dominique Kopp and a film crew boarded the Russian icebreaker Ivan Papanin to shoot a film about the Earth's ultimate frontier, Antarctica. While produced within the framework …

  • IPF Responds to Recent Allegations

    IPF Responds to Recent Allegations

    The International Polar Foundation has been in the Belgian news this past week, with allegations made relating to the Princess Elisabeth Station in Antarctica. A media statement has been issued …

  • IPF Becomes Associate Member of the University of the Arctic

    IPF Becomes Associate Member of the University of the Arctic

    The IPF recently became an Associate Member of the University of the Arctic. IPF Executive Director Thierry Touchais participated in the celebrations for the 10th Anniversary of the University of …

  • The Legacy of the International Polar Year

    The Legacy of the International Polar Year

    The International Polar Year is a large scientific programme focused on the Arctic and the Antarctic from March 2007 to March 2009. During this period, an interdisciplinary and international science programme reinforced …

  • Alain Hubert Inaugurates New Building for the Collège du Biéreau

    Alain Hubert Inaugurates New Building for the Collège du Biéreau

    The president of the International Polar Foundation and famous polar explorer Alain Hubert attended the inauguration of the new “Métis” building at the Collège …

  • Helping Pakistan: a Matter of Humanity

    Helping Pakistan: a Matter of Humanity

    As you all know, the International Polar Foundation usually keeps to its mission. Yet, whether you feel concerned by the future of our Earth or not – and we all …

  • Going Extreme: CAREX Summer School

    Going Extreme: CAREX Summer School

    Last week 40 young scientists gathered in Pieve Tesino (Italy) for a summer school on "Life in Extreme Environments", organised by CAREX (Coordinated Action for Research Activities on life in Extreme …

  • A Successful Return from Oslo

    A Successful Return from Oslo

    The IPF had an enjoyable and productive time during their stay at the IPY Oslo Conference. About 2,300 scientists, policymakers, teachers and students gathered at the Norway Convention Centre in Lillestr …

  • First News from the IPY Oslo Science Conference

    First News from the IPY Oslo Science Conference

    Approximately 260 polar teachers and early career scientists from all over the world have gathered at Oslo prior to the PolarTEACHERS conference and APECS workshop to break the ice. Spirits were …

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