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International Polar Year 2007 – 2008

May 5
Consortia dealing with Greenland and involving researchers from Denmark, Greenland or the Faroe Islands are listed with abstract, special hardware needs and financial parameters included. The consortia list is being used in the ongoing process of sounding out the interest among private Danish foundations for sponsoring IPY research. The list is in Danish and includes only those 53 consortia whose contact person have provided the requested information. The needed national funding for the 53 consortia tallies to 237,988,000 DKK.

Out of a grand total of 401 IPY consortia globally, 142 deal with Greenland in one way or the other. Researchers from Denmark, Greenland or Faroe Islands are involved in 80 consortia and have the leadership in 20 of these. The 142 consortia planning research in, around or about Greenland mobilize almost 3,500 researchers from 51 nations.

All consortia listed numerically in a Word document with links directly to the database details.

Google Earth

Right-click this link and save the .kmz file to your disk. Then double-click the file to open Google Earth and see an interactive display of the IPY nations involved in Greenland.
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IPY brochure Download the brochure
for Danish IPY activities

For a thematic listing, click here.

IPY in a national Danish perspective (in Danish) as PowerPoint    as PDF

Additional information on 53 consortia (in Danish)  


March 13
The ipy.org database now holds 403 consortia prepared for the IPY. Currently, 140 of the proposed 403 consortia are planning research in, around or about Greenland during the IPY.

The 140 consortia involve at least 3381 researchers from 51 nations, including 230 researchers from Denmark, 52 from Greenland and 13 from the Faroe Islands. 16 consortia have a lead person from Denmark, 7 consortia a lead from Greenland and 1 consortium a lead from the Faroe Islands.


The chart has a clickable green hexagon for all consortia with activities in, around or about Greenland. Red dots indicate Danish or Greenland consortium lead.

All consortia listed numerically in a Word document with links directly to the database details.

For a thematic listing, click here.

Download a PowerPoint presentation of IPY in a national perspective (in Danish) 8.6Mb

It might be of interest to you in the continued planning and coordination effort to acquaint yourself with the IPY aspects and opportunities of the US National Science Foundation's Polar Programs. You can find the documents here.


February 20
Recently, new fuller proposals have been submitted to ipy.org in large numbers. They are being added to the database. Currently, 140 of the proposed 413 consortia are planning research in, around or about Greenland during the IPY. The 140 consortia involve at least 3381 researchers from 49 nations, including 230 researchers from Denmark, 52 from Greenland and 13 from the Faroe Islands. 16 consortia have a lead person from Denmark, 7 consortia a lead from Greenland and 1 consortium a lead from the Faroe Islands.

Due to the rapidly increasing number of IPY-consortia with relevance for Greenland the planning chart above has become rather unmanageable. Therefore, as of 1 February 2006 all consortia are listed numerically in a Word document with links directly to the database details. For a thematic listing, click here.


It might be of interest to you in the continued planning and coordination effort to acquaint yourself with the IPY aspects and opportunities of the US National Science Foundation's Polar Programs. You can find the documents here.


 January 10
Again, the IPY Greenland planning chart has been edited allowing for the latest development in the proposals submitted to ipy.org
The Jan 6 version of the chart is available above this text. It illustrates the high importance of Greenland for the planned intenational and national IPY activities. Currently, a total of 87 IPY consortia involve Greenland in one way or another; 59 of these have Danish participation. The 87 consortia presently engage 202 researchers from Denmark, 40 from Greenland, 8 from the Faroe Islands as well as 2628 researchers from other countries.
In total 47 nations are represented. Out of the 87 consortia twelve are led by Denmark and three are led by Greenland.

November 18
The updated IPY Cluster Database now includes c. 210 full proposals. All fuller proposals dealing with Greenland in any aspect have been extracted from the database and the resulting 60 proposals are listed (numerically) in the present website. In red colour all Danish or Greenland cluster leaderships are indicated.

The IPY database of Expressions-of-Interest (E-o-I) now totals 1032 proposals.

October 24

On November 13, IPY's International Programme Office will host an all day "IPY Discussion Forum" in Copenhagen. You are strongly recommended to attend the meeting and use the opportunity to influence the IPY process. Read the agenda and e-mail if you would like to attend. Admission is free. See venue and directions.    

September 26
The Government of Canada announces $150 Million for Canadian participation in IPY.
Read more at Canada's IPY site

September 13
Browse all submitted "Fuller Proposals" dealing with Greenland.

The latest version of the national E-o-I status paper (dated September 13) is now available.

August 17  
The Danish National Committee for IPY has issued a press release (in Danish).

Read the press release


© Magnus Elander

© Magnus Elander
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August 11
IPY's international office has made all fuller proposals, received by the June 30 deadline, available in a downloadable Access database.

The latest IPY newsgram from the U.S. National Committee for IPY has been published and holds a lot of information highly pertinent for the IPY engaged outside the U.S.

August 9
The Danish National Committee for IPY has launched an 8-page brochure presenting selected IPY activities and projects proposed and lead by Danish scientists. The brochure is a tool in the lobbying-for-IPY campaign that the committee will commence later this week and run through the fall. The brochure will be available in print as of August 12. If you will need some for lobbying and fund raising activities, please contact .

The latest version of the national E-o-I status document - dated August 8 - is now available.

For a very few national E-o-I's the status is missing. If you are the contact for any of these, please send status information to .

    

Please note that IPY Greenland has launched an official website at www.ipy.gl
Furthermore, the new IPY cluster "ARCDIV Network", that has many Danish participants, has launched a cluster-specific website at www.arcdiv.net

There is now a new time schedule as well as review information for IPY proposals available at ipy.org .

Please also note the IPY Data Policy document (draft) that the IPY Joint Committee has published.


May 11, the Danish Natural Science Research Council (FNU) annouced the launching of a new initiative in northernmost Greenland. 10 million DKK have been reserved to cover the cost of logistics for research activities in 2006 in North and Northeast Greenland. This initiative is part of an increased Danish focus on Arctic research and is a prologue to the collective national efforts during the forthcoming IPY. Read the press release here (in Danish only).

May 10, IPY's International Programme Office (IPO) has now published a document entitled "Guidance for Preparing Fuller IPY Proposals for June 30, 2005". We strongly recommend that you read this 5-page .doc file and use its information on timetable, clustering, form completion, submission and IPY criteria in your ongoing process of getting your own proposed IPY activity trimmed in the best possible way.

Please note that the guidance document deals exclusively with "fuller proposals".

The feedback from the IPY Joint Committee that all lead contacts of submitted E-o-I's received in April spelled out what category each E-o-I was assigned to. Most E-o-I's were given a Category II status and asked to seek close cooperation with the potential lead E-o-I (Category I) in the most pertinent of the 55 IPY topics that have been identified. Please find you own E-o-I in the clustering matrix.

Expressions-of-Interest that deal with Greenland

All 240 E-o-I in, around or about Greenland

53 E-o-I in biology   38 E-o-I in cryoscience

11 E-o-I in outreach / education / history

26 E-o-I in geology   3 E-o-I in legacy

30 E-o-I in meteorology / climate    40 E-o-I in oceanography

2 E-o-I in remote sensing    28 E-o-I in social science    9 E-o-I in space science

Download the original Access database from www.ipy.org


All national E-o-I with international ID numbers

All E-o-I clustered with E-o-I from Denmark and Greenland highlighted

Clustered IPY Themes      Browse all c. 880 E-o-I
All lead contacts of submitted Expression-of-Interests received in early April a feedback from IPY's Joint Committee.
Triggered by that feedback the Danish National IPY Committee, on April 11, mailed an explanatory letter to all national lead contacts
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It is still possible to submit an Expression-of-Interest to IPY. However, the relatively short preparation time prior to 2007, especially as regards the availability of polar logistics, provides a strong incentive for projects to submit as early as possible, if they are to be successfully integrated into the overall IPY programme. Submission of a new E-o-I should use a blank Expression-of-Intent document (available here: MSWord format). Once filled in, please mail the document to with a c.c. to ipy@dpc.dk.
Note that the Danish National Committee for IPY provides a letter that clarifies the issue of endorsement of IPY projects. Use this letter to cover section 2.6 in the E-o-I document. Please read the "Criteria for Identifying IPY Activities"