Witness the Arctic

Volume 12
Number 2
24 May 2007

Distribution Date: 24 May 2007
Volume 12, Number 2

Feature Article

  • IPY History Reflects Progress in Science and Society

Arctic Research Support and Logistics

  • VPR Offers a Wide Range of Logistical Support Services

  • New Modular Radar is Designed to Observe Polar Cap

  • New Research Facility in Barrow Will Open in Early 2007

  • Toolik Station Begins Year-round Operations

  • NSF Seeks Proposals for Alaska Region Research Vessel

Capitol Updates

  • FY 2007 NSF R&RA Budget Increases $335 Million

NSF News

  • Korsmo, Jeffries, Kelly, Weale Join OPP Staff

  • NSF Offers Annual Funding Opportunity

Polar Research Board

  • Polar Research Board Releases Icebreaker Study

U.S. Arctic Research Commission

  • New Chairman and Members Appointed to USARC

Interagency Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH)

  • SEARCH Observing System Planning Continues

  • NSF Funds Five BEST Projects, Partners with NPRB

International News

  • Norway Begins Chairmanship of Arctic Council

  • IASC Secretariat Now Located in Stockholm, Sweden

  • U.S. Hosts Arctic Science Summit Week 2007

  • International Opening Ceremony for IPY

Arctic System Science Program

  • ARCSS Community Addresses Varied Research Needs

  • HARC Builds Capacity of Human Dimensions Research

  • Paper Charts Strengthen Submarine Record of Sea Ice Draft

Arctic Natural Science Program

  • Frozen Arctic Soils Harbor Hardy Microbes

  • Abundant Microbial Polymers Affect Sea Ice Structure

Arctic Social Sciences Program

  • Study Explores Ceramic Production in Coastal Alaska

  • Project Uncovers History of Norse Settlement

Science News

  • Scientists and Educators Find Uses for Virtual Globes

  • Middle School Students "Fly" to the Arctic

Education News

  • NSF Funds Nine IPY Education Projects

  • Teachers will "TREC" to Both Poles during IPY

  • Agencies Collaborate on IPY Education

  • UArctic Celebrates Fifth Anniversary, Prepares for IPY



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