International Polar Year
IPY 2007-2008
Published: 13 Jun 2006
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IPY Consultative Forum - 8th July, 2006, Hobart

An IPY Consultative Forum will be held in Hobart, Australia on Saturday 8 July 2006, prior to the commencement of the XXIX Meeting of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, the XVIII Meeting of the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programmes, and the 2nd SCAR Open Science Conference.

The IPY advisory Consultative Forum has been established to provide the large numbers of IPY 2007-2008 stakeholders with a consultative platform for Polar Year development. The forum provides for dialogue among the various stakeholders, expressions of views on IPY 2007-2008, and a venue for exchange of information with the Joint Committee on IPY 2007-2008 development. The opinions and views expressed by stakeholders at this forum are considered by the Joint Committee in all aspects of planning, implementation and management of the IPY 2007-2008.

The Consultative Forum meets at least once per year and the first meeting of the Forum was held in the UNESCO Building, Paris on March 10-11, 2005. Participants are expected to fund their own attendance at the Consultative Forum.

The meeting will commence at 11:00 and continue into Saturday afternoon and will take place at the Grand Chancellor Hotel. Click here for the Draft Agenda for the IPY Consultative Forum

To facilitate meeting arrangements, prospective attendees are encouraged to register their interest on the SCAR meeting website:http://www.scarcomnap2006.org/registration.php.
After entering your contact details go to "Section D: Additional session tickets" and choose "IPY Consultative Forum Sat 8 July 06". There is no charge for attending only the Consultative Forum
(although you are welcome to also register for the SCAR Open Science Conference).

For more information, please contact IPY International Programme Office .

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