The IGLO Project

Introduction

Project IGLO (International action on GLObal warming) is a worldwide initiative of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) to raise public awareness of climate change and its impact. ASPAC is partnering with ASTC to support this International Polar Year initiative.

International Polar Year (IPY) is an internationally coordinated program of research in both polar regions which recognises the strong links these regions have with the rest of the globe. IPY aims to educate and involve the general public, and to help train the next generation of leaders, scientists and engineers.

IPY will be launched on 1 March 2007. The ‘year’ actually spans two full years, since a typical ‘polar research year’ extends across 18 months. With the overlap of the 18 month northern ‘polar research year’ with the 18 month southern ‘polar research year’, the duration of IPY will be two years! To date, there are 160 scientific research projects (pdf, 1.4 MB) planned and 45 education and outreach initiatives.

IPY have also produce an information brochure (384 kb, pdf) and an educational flyer (148 kb, pdf)

At the 2006 ASPAC Conference, delegates met to share ideas for activities within the ASPAC region and beyond. This website provides ideas, resources and links to encourage ASPAC members to involve their visitors and communities in Project IGLO.

For more information about Project IGLO, go to the ASTC's IGLO website or contact the ASPAC Representative on the IGLO Advisory Group:

Professor Graham Durant
Director
Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre
PO Box 5322, Kingston ACT 2604, Australia
T +61 2 6270 2801
E gdurant@questacon.edu.au

 

ASPAC website