eCite Digital Repository

Education, outreach and communication during the International Polar Year 20072008: stimulating a global polar community


Salmon, RA and Carlson, DJ and Zicus, Z and Pauls, M and Baeseman, J and Sparrow, EB and Edwards, K and Almeida, MH and Huffman, LT and Kolset, T and Malherbe, RJH and McCaffrey, MS and Munro, NAL and de Pomereu, J and Provencher, J and Rahman-Sinclair, KA and Raymond, M, Education, outreach and communication during the International Polar Year 2007-2008: stimulating a global polar community, Polar Journal, 1, (2) pp. 265-285. ISSN 2154-896X (2011) [Refereed Article]

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2011 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/2154896X.2011.626629


The International Polar Year 20072008 (IPY) represented one of the largest international scientific research efforts ever undertaken. In addition to its goals of making major advances in polar knowledge, stimulating new and enhanced observational systems and infrastructure, and inspiring a new generation of polar scientists and engineers, it also stimulated the active engagement of thousands of teachers, students and citizens around the world through careful cultivation of enthusiastic scientists, educators and communicators and through creative use of free technologies. The establishment of this new "global polar community" resulted from a deliberate effort to stimulate a sense of polar affinity that extended beyond the relatively select group of people who live, work or visit these regions. This paper describes and assesses those community-building efforts, including international coordination of events, activities and materials, science and education partnerships, and professional recognition for outreach activities.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:polar community, education, outreach and communication, volunteer networks, technology
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental education and extension
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Environmental education and awareness
UTAS Author:Zicus, Z (Dr Sandra Zicus)
ID Code:117145
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-06-01
Last Modified:2017-08-17

Repository Staff Only: item control page