antarctica day 20111. december is the Antarctica Day, a young tradition only first celebrated last year. It celebrates the signature of the Antarctic Treaty on 1 December 1959 and the worldwide significance of this landmark.

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) are contributing to the celebrations with an Antarctica Day Webinar.

 

The online session, addressing both the Antarctic and Arctic Science Community and reflecting on past, present and future of polar science, will take place 1. December at 16 GMT.

 

The speakers and presentations will be:
- Jenny Baeseman (APECS), Volker Rachold (IASC), Mike Sparrow (SCAR) on
"*Polar Science in a global context*"

- Allen Pope (APECS) on "*Antarctica Day and where it came from*"

- Tosca Ballerini (APECS) on "*Southern Ocean Marine food webs: engaging
early carrier scientists in an international collaborative modeling
community*"?

- Daniela Liggett (APECS) on "*Adding 'value' to Antarctic social
science research*"

 

An open discussion will follow the presentations

 

The session will be conducted through an online meeting system (Adobe Acrobat Connect) hosted by the University of Canterbury. To join the webinar, please follow this link
http://connect.canterbury.ac.nz/antarctica_day2011
/and log in as a guest with your name.

 

There is a tutorial video showing you how to join one of these calls if you haven't before:
http://apecs.is/virtual-poster-session/live-sessions

 

Antarctica Day was initiated by the Foundation for the Good Governance of International Spaces as an annual event to build global awareness of this important institution, celebrating this milestone of peace in our civilization with hope and inspiration for future generations. The Antarctic Treaty was adopted "with the interests of science and the progress of all mankind" so that today there is a variety of activities around Antarctica Day such as the Virtual  Peace' Balloon Launch, classroom activities, life events and much more.

See more here on the Apecs website.

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