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International Polar Year Oslo Conference 2010, Norway: 'Polar Science - Global Impact'

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In June (8–12) teams of scientists from more than 60 countries will share the first results of their studies carried out during a major international effort to understand the polar regions and their impact on global issues such as climate change, biodiversity and health. British Antarctic Survey scientists will present their latest research findings at the International Polar Year Science Conference in Oslo - the largest assembly of polar scientists in history.

About the IPY Science Conference, Oslo

Date and Venue

  • Tuesday 8 June – Saturday 12 June 2010
  • Norway Convention and Exhibition Centre, Lillestrom (11 mins from Oslo Central Station)


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British Antarctic Survey Press Centre — Oslo

Linda Capper and Heather Martin will be available to arrange interviews with scientists at the IPY Press Centre (located half-way down the 'polar street') at the Oslo Science Conference from Monday 7 June to Friday 11 June.

Journalists are welcome to use the Press Centre to meet scientists from all the participating organisations. Computers with internet access, phone lines and meeting rooms will also be available.


Linda and Heather can be contacted before, during and after the conference at any time by visiting the Press Centre (during conference)or by phone or by email (any time).

  • Heather Martin, Tel: +44 (0)1223 221414; Mobile: 07740 822229; Email:
  • Linda Capper, Tel: +44 (0)1223 221448; Mobile: 07714 233744; Email:

During the conference BAS scientists will be contactable via mobile phone or face-to-face.

Images and video footage

Still images and video footage available at:

Images used must be credited to British Antarctic Survey.

International Polar Year 2007–2008 (IPY)

IPY was an intensive, internationally coordinated scientific research campaign in the Arctic and the Antarctic sponsored by the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). In two action-packed years, IPY researchers observed exciting new phenomena, made fundamental scientific discoveries, developed new methods and tools, advanced interdisciplinary and international links in polar science and, most importantly, gained new understanding of the role of the Polar Regions in the total Earth system.