The International Polar Foundation: improving our understanding of climate change
Founded in 2002, the International Polar Foundation is a Brussels-based scientific organization. By conducting studies and scientific research at the poles, its primary objective is to inform the general public and raise awareness of climate change and its consequences.
To this end, the Foundation publishes educational reports and develops CD-ROMs for teachers and their students. The International Polar Foundation also organizes conferences and seminars for the public.
Within the context of the International Polar Year – an ambitious scientific program devoted to the Arctic and the Antarctic from 2007 to 2009 – the International Polar Foundation oversaw the construction of the first “zero emissions” Antarctic research polar station, the Princess Elisabeth Station.
> International Polar Foundation : www.polarfoundation.org
> Princess Elisabeth research station : www.antarcticstation.org