Antarctica: closer than you think

May 9, 2021

first_imgBritish Antarctic Survey director Chris Rapley(above) first conceived the idea of an InternationalPolar Year back in early 2003. It has now growninto the world’s largest coordinated scienceprogramme in 50 years. While IPY will refine ourknowledge of both the Arctic and Antarctic, hereChris explains the importance of Antarctica to thewhole Earth system and why the planet needs IPYnow more than ever.last_img

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