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IPY 2012 From Knowledge to Action

The IPY 2012 Conference in Montreal is the final event of International Polar Year 2007 - 2008, the largest international program of interdisciplinary polar research ever undertaken.

This upcoming international forum in April 2012 will be a valuable opportunity to demonstrate and apply the latest findings of polar research on a broad range of topics from oceans and sea ice, to permafrost, vegetation and wildlife, to changes in Arctic communities and beyond. The "From Knowledge to Action" Conference will present the highlights of IPY 2007-2008 and the recent polar science assessments that are advancing our knowledge of the polar regions.

The Conference will be organized around 4 main areas:

  1. Highlight the latest polar science findings
  2. Synthesize knowledge and results into system-scale understandings
  3. Link knowledge to action
  4. Advance public engagement to further action on polar issues