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Antarctic Lecture Series Feb. 23

February 22, 2011

David Carlson, Ph.D., former director of the International Polar Year (a research project with over 60 international collaborators) will give a talk titled, 'New news from the Poles: Early results from the International Polar Year."

February 23
7 p.m.
Downtown Fort Collins Library
201 Peterson Street

The International Polar Year 2007-2008 attracted researchers from more than 60 countries. It produced big 'numbers' - 50,000 participants, 1.2 billion dollars of funding, many terabytes of new data - but also many surprises in fields as diverse as ecology, glaciology and sociology.  

Dave Carlson, who directed the IPY International Programme Office, will present initial findings from ice, cold oceans, frozen lands and northern residents, as well as examples of the public interest and concern stimulated by IPY.

About Dave Carlson

Dave Carlson, Ph.D., former director of the International Polar Year (IPY) Programme Office, is now Director of Education and Outreach at UNAVCO ( in Boulder, a non-profit membership-governed consortium that facilitates geoscience research and education using geodesy.

He served as director of the Atmospheric Technology Division of the US National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) CO, 1994-2003. Prior to that he was Director, the 'Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean - Atmosphere Response Experiment' (TOGA COARE), leading oceanic and atmospheric scientists from twelve nations in a large ICSU/WMO climate research programme.

Sponsored by Colorado State's Department of Biology and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability.

Contact: Uffe Nielsen
Phone: (970) 491-1964