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International Polar Year

International Polar Year was an intense, coordinated polar research field campaign to better understand the key roles the polar regions play in global processes.

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Predictions of Arctic Sea Ice

Gaps in understanding the interactions between Arctic sea ice, oceans, and the atmosphere, along with an increasing rate of change in the nature and quantity of sea ice, are hampering accurate predictions.

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Martha T. Muse Prize

The Martha T. Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica is presented to an individual who has demonstrated potential for sustained and significant contributions that will enhance the understanding and/or preservation of Antarctica.

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SCAR National Committee

The PRB serves as the U.S. National Committee to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). SCAR is a nongovernmental organization charged to initiate, promote, and coordinate international scientific activity in the Antarctic.

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IASC National Committee

The PRB serves as the U.S. National Committee to the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC). IASC is a nongovernmental scientific organization established to encourage and facilitate international consultation and cooperation in all aspects of arctic research, in all countries engaged in arctic research, and in all areas of the arctic region.

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Highlights

  • PRB Newsletter

    Keep up with all the latest news from the Polar Research Board.

  • Arctic and Antarctic Links

    Here are a variety of links to resources related to polar science.

  • Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

    The PRB serves as the US national committee to SCAR, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, a nongovernmental organization charged to initiate, promote, and coordinate international scientific activity in the Antarctic.

  • International Arctic Science Committee

    The PRB also serves as the US national committee to the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), which was established to encourage and facilitate international consultation and cooperation in all aspects of arctic research.

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