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International Polar Year comes to an end

21/06/2010

UAM professor Jerónimo López Martínez takes part in the closing ceremony of the largest scientific venture in polar research and education ever undertaken, which formally came to an end at a ceremony held in Oslo on Saturday 12 June.

The sponsors of the International Polar Year 2007-2008 (IPY), the International Science Council and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), thanked the thousands of participants who helped make the venture a success before passing the baton to those who will guarantee the legacy of this important initiative. These are the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the International Arctic Scientific Committee (IASC) and the Group of Experts from the WMO on Polar Observation, Research and Services..

As part of the official closing ceremony, the professor from the Department of Geology and Geochemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Jerónimo López Martínez, presented a summary as joint President of the WMO-CIUC Mixed Commission, the body responsible for planning, co-ordinating, guiding and supervising the IPY.

"The global scope of the IPY is difficult to estimate. The size of its footprint will not be fully known for many years ", he explained. "However, just one year on from the conclusion of the IPY field activities, there are clear preliminary indicators of the success of the programme.

Professor López Martínez also took the opportunity, on behalf of the IPY Mixed Committee, to express his deepest gratitude to the many national and international organisations that participated in the International Polar Year and in particular the thousands of people who worked hard to make this initiative a great success and an enduring example of international collaboration.

The story of the success of the IPY will be set out in a report to be published in September 2010 under the title Understanding Earth's Polar Challenges: International Polar Year 2007-2008. The list of its authors and revisers will include more than 250 people and the full report will be available to download for free from the website.

   

The sponsors of the International Polar Year 2007-2008 (IPY), the International Science Council and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), thanked the thousands of participants who helped make the venture a success before passing the baton to those who will guarantee the legacy of this important initiative. These are the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the International Arctic Scientific Committee (IASC) and the Group of Experts from the WMO on Polar Observation, Research and Services..

As part of the official closing ceremony, the professor from the Department of Geology and Geochemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Jerónimo López Martínez, presented a summary as joint President of the WMO-CIUC Mixed Commission, the body responsible for planning, co-ordinating, guiding and supervising the IPY.

"The global scope of the IPY is difficult to estimate. The size of its footprint will not be fully known for many years ", he explained. "However, just one year on from the conclusion of the IPY field activities, there are clear preliminary indicators of the success of the programme.

Professor López Martínez also took the opportunity, on behalf of the IPY Mixed Committee, to express his deepest gratitude to the many national and international organisations that participated in the International Polar Year and in particular the thousands of people who worked hard to make this initiative a great success and an enduring example of international collaboration.

The story of the success of the IPY will be set out in a report to be published in September 2010 under the title Understanding Earth's Polar Challenges: International Polar Year 2007-2008. The list of its authors and revisers will include more than 250 people and the full report will be available to download for free from the website.

   

The sponsors of the International Polar Year 2007-2008 (IPY), the International Science Council and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), thanked the thousands of participants who helped make the venture a success before passing the baton to those who will guarantee the legacy of this important initiative. These are the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the International Arctic Scientific Committee (IASC) and the Group of Experts from the WMO on Polar Observation, Research and Services..

As part of the official closing ceremony, the professor from the Department of Geology and Geochemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Jerónimo López Martínez, presented a summary as joint President of the WMO-CIUC Mixed Commission, the body responsible for planning, co-ordinating, guiding and supervising the IPY.

"The global scope of the IPY is difficult to estimate. The size of its footprint will not be fully known for many years ", he explained. "However, just one year on from the conclusion of the IPY field activities, there are clear preliminary indicators of the success of the programme.

Professor López Martínez also took the opportunity, on behalf of the IPY Mixed Committee, to express his deepest gratitude to the many national and international organisations that participated in the International Polar Year and in particular the thousands of people who worked hard to make this initiative a great success and an enduring example of international collaboration.

The story of the success of the IPY will be set out in a report to be published in September 2010 under the title Understanding Earth's Polar Challenges: International Polar Year 2007-2008. The list of its authors and revisers will include more than 250 people and the full report will be available to download for free from the website.

   

The sponsors of the International Polar Year 2007-2008 (IPY), the International Science Council and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), thanked the thousands of participants who helped make the venture a success before passing the baton to those who will guarantee the legacy of this important initiative. These are the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the International Arctic Scientific Committee (IASC) and the Group of Experts from the WMO on Polar Observation, Research and Services..

As part of the official closing ceremony, the professor from the Department of Geology and Geochemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Jerónimo López Martínez, presented a summary as joint President of the WMO-CIUC Mixed Commission, the body responsible for planning, co-ordinating, guiding and supervising the IPY.

"The global scope of the IPY is difficult to estimate. The size of its footprint will not be fully known for many years ", he explained. "However, just one year on from the conclusion of the IPY field activities, there are clear preliminary indicators of the success of the programme.

Professor López Martínez also took the opportunity, on behalf of the IPY Mixed Committee, to express his deepest gratitude to the many national and international organisations that participated in the International Polar Year and in particular the thousands of people who worked hard to make this initiative a great success and an enduring example of international collaboration.

The story of the success of the IPY will be set out in a report to be published in September 2010 under the title Understanding Earth's Polar Challenges: International Polar Year 2007-2008. The list of its authors and revisers will include more than 250 people and the full report will be available to download for free from the website.

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