22-27 April 2012 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
International Polar Year (IPY) 2012 Conference

The International Polar Year (IPY) 2012 Conference draws international attention to the polar regions, global change, and related environmental, social and economic issues. Organized around the theme “From Knowledge to Action,” the event brings together over 2,000 Arctic and Antarctic researchers, policy- and decision-makers, and a broad range of interested parties from academia, industry, NGO, education and circumpolar communities including indigenous peoples. The conference seeks to build on the momentum of IPY 2007-2008, which increased understanding of how indigenous knowledge could be combined with instrumented data in monitoring the changes in polar ice, snow and vegetation cover, marine and terrestrial animal migrations, and behavioral patterns of polar animals, birds, fish and cetacean species.  

dates: 22-27 April 2012   venue: Palais des congrès, 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle   location: Montreal, Canada   contact: IPY Secretariat   phone: +1 613-995-7057   e-mail: ipy2012montreal@inac.gc.ca   www: http://www.ipy2012montreal.ca/index.php