IPYDIS Directory

This table shows all the substantially funded IPY projects and their data archives as of late 2009. The directory is no longer being updated. The World Data System now works to ensure all IPY data end up in secure archives. A more complete and up-to-date directory is available as an Excel spreadsheet.

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Project number Title Project Point of Contact Archive Organization Archive contact Archive email address
6 Dynamic Social Strategies in Arctic Environments: Long-term Perspectives on Movement and Communication Hans Christian Gulløv Danish Polar Center Danish Polar Center
8 Synoptic Antarctic Shelf-Slope Interactions Study Karen Heywood Centro Nacional de Datos Polares for Spanish data Antonio Barragan Sanabria
10 Large Scale Historical Industrial Exploitation of Polar Areas Prof. Dr. Louwrens Hacquebord
11 Arctic Wildlife Observatories Linking Vulnerable EcoSystems Gilles Gauthier Université Laval Luc Cournoyer
13 Sea level and tidal science in the polar oceans Philip Woodworth British Oceanographic Data Centre Lesley Rickards
14 Integrated Arctic Ocean Observing System Prof Jean Claude Gascard
20 Air-Ice Chemical Interactions – IPY coordinated studies Eric Wolf Original survey response: Data will be archived at respective national repositories (eg. UK-BADC)
21 Understanding environmental change and its biological, physical, social, subsistence and cultural effects in national parks and protected areas of Alaska, Chukotka, and the Yukon Robert A. Winfree Central Alaska Network Arctic Network Southwest Alaska Network Scott Miller, Edward Debevec,Dorothy Mortenson
22 POLARSTERN expedition “HERMES - the Nordic margin” in the framework of the EU funded Integrated Project HERMES (Hotspot Ecosystem Research on the Margins of European Seas) Michael Klages PANGAEA Hannes Grobe, Michael Diepenbroek
23 Bipolar Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation Tor Gammelsrød Norwegian Marine Data Centre Helge Sagen
26 The Pan Arctic cluster for Climate forcing of the Arctic Marine Ecosystem Stig Falk-Peterson, Dave Barber, Graham Shimmield RIS Database at NPI Siri Birgiitte Uldal
28 Climate of the Arctic Prof. Ola M. Johannessen
30 Representations of Sami in Nineteenth Century Polar Literature: The Arctic 'Other' Karin Granqvist

Forskningsarkivet, Umeå university

Center for History of Science

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Ajtte, Jokkmokk, Sweden

Forsknings Univ.
32 POLar study using Aircraft, Remote sensing, surface measurements and modelling of Climate, chemistry, Aerosols and Transport Andreas Stohl www.polarcat.no, DOKIPY at least for Norwegian Data John Burkhart
33 Antarctic and sub-Antarctic Permafrost, Periglacial and Soil Environments Prof Jim Bockheim Mark Parsons
34 Impact of CLImate induced glacial melting on marine and terrestric COastal communities on a gradient along the Western Antarctic PENinsula Doris Abele various national programs, seeking to hire a coordinator TBD
35 International Polar Year GEOTRACES: An international study of the biogeochemical cycles of Trace Elements and Isotopes in the Arctic and Southern Oceans Hein De Baar
36 ARCTIC OCEAN WARMING IN THE PAST Morten Hald internal, then PANGAEA
37 The dynamic response of Arctic glaciers to global warming Prof Johannes Oerlemans WGMS offered 18 sep 07
38 Ocean-Atmosphere-Sea Ice-Snowpack Interactions affecting Atmospheric Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems in the Arctic Harry Beine NCAR (unconfirmed) John Orlando, Frank Flocke
39 Arctic Palaeoclimate and its Extremes Martin Jakobsson Bert Bolin Centre for Climate (BBCC) for Sweden, PANGAEA Martin Jakobsson, Hannes Grobe
40 Developing Arctic Modelling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environmental Studies Cecilie Mauritzen Norwegian Meteorological Institute Øystein Godøy
41 Concordia, a new French-Italian facility for international and long-term scientific activities on the Antarctic Plateau Frenot Yves
46 Monitoring of Development of Traditional Indigenous Land Use Areas in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, NW Russia Winfried Dallmann (project coordinator), Boele Kuipers (technical), Vladislav Peskov (data acquisition) Norwegian Polar Institute Vladislav Peskov, Boele Kuipers
48 International Study of Arctic Change Michael Tjernstršm, Maribeth Murray Arctic Observing Network Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service, and DAMOCLES (#40) Jim Moore, Florence Fetterer
49 International Polar Year (IPY) Data and Information Service (DIS) for Distributed Data Management Mark Parsons
50 Permafrost Observatory Project: A Contribution to the Thermal State of Permafrost (TSP-125) Jerry Brown National Snow and Ice Data Center Mark Parsons
51 International Polar Year Publications Database Ross Goodwin Ross Goodwin
53 A Census of Antarctic Marine Life Michael Stoddart Australian Antarctic Data Center. Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources Data Centre Bruno Danis
55 Microbiological and EcologicalResponses to Global Environmental Changes in Polar Regions Takeshi Naganuma original survey: "We expect that Japanese and Spanish institutes may help us for data archives" Takeshi Naganuma
56 Quantifying the relationship of solar variability with the atmosphere, weather and climate (particularly via the global electric circuit and ozone variability associated with solar activity) Gary Burns Australian Antarctic Division Data Centre for Russian-Australian dat. Different for UK and USA Oleg Troshichev for Russia; Martin Jarvis, UK; Edgar Bering, US
58 Change and variability of Arctic Systems Nordaustlandet, Svalbard Veijo Pohjola, John Moore, Arto Vitikka Arto Vitikka "); -->
59 Terrestrial ecosystems in ARctic and ANTarctic: Effects of UV Light, Liquefying ice, and Ascending temperatures Ad Huiskes "national databases" Ad Huiskes
63 ICESTAR/IHY – Interhemispheric Conjugacy in Geospace Phenomena and their Heliospheric Drivers Kirsti Kauristie

World Data Centre (WDC) for Solar-Terrestrial Science

Infolab21, Lancaster University

Finnish Meteorological Institute

Syowa-Iceland conjugate observation

National Antarctic Scientific Center

Phil Wilkinson, Dr. Steve Marple, Kirsti Kauristie, Akira Kadokura, Valery Lytvynov
69 International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences VI in Nuuk, 2007-2008 Birger Poppel
70 Monitoring of the upper ocean circulation, transport and water masses between Africa and Antarctica. Alvarinho Luis
71 Polar Aquatic Microbial Ecology Gunnar Bratbak International Census of Marine Microbes, NIOZ Data Management Group, GenBank Taco de Bruin
72 Network for ARCtic Climate and Biological DIVersity Studies Jon Børre Ørbæk Cesar E. Valladares
76 Atmospheric Monitoring Network for Antropogenic Pollution in Polar Regions Roland Kallenborn
77 Plate Tectonics and Polar Gateways in Earth History Karsten Gohl PANGAEA Hannes Grobe, Nigel Wardell, Michael Diepenbroek
78 Observations of Polar Mesospheric Clouds (PMC), Aurora, from the International Space Station (ISS) Donald Pettit NASA Johnson Space Center Cindy Evans, NASA JSC
81 Collaborative Research into Antarctic Calving and ICeberg Evolution Hartmut Hellmer
82 LICHEN: The Linguistic and Cultural Heritage Electronic Network Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen
83 SCAR-MarBIN: the information dimension of Antarctic Marine Biodiversity Claude De Broyer SCAR MarBIN Bruno Danis
86 US Geological Survey participation in the International Polar Year Patrick Leahy
88 Antarctic Surface Accumulation and Ice Discharge (ASAID) Robert Bindschadler NSIDCEROS Mark Parsons
90 Arctic Circum-Polar Coastal Observatory Network Dr Paul Overduin
91 Global Inter-agency IPY Polar Snapshot Year (GIIPSY) Mark Drinkwater, Ken Jezek, Yves Crevier, Achim Roth, Irena Hjansek, Eric Thouvenot Multiple Agencies Yves Crevier - Lead at CSA via ASAP project. Achim Roth - Science lead for TerraSAR, at DLR. Eric Thouvenot - STG member
92 Climate interactions and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Southern Ocean Eugene Murphy
95 The state of the Arctic sea ice cover: Physical and biological properties and processes in a changing environment Don Perovich Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service (CADIS)--(For US data only) Florence Fetterer
97 Investigating the Cryospheric Evolution of the Central Antarctic Plate (ICECAP): Internationally coordinated long-range aerogeophysics over Dome A, Dome C and the Aurora Subglacial Basin of East Antarctica Donald Blankenship
100 Polar Field Stations and IPY History: Culture, Heritage, Governance (1882-Present) Michael Bravo
104 The Arctic Hydrological Cycle Monitoring, Modelling and Assessment Program Árni Snorrason
107 IPY in the Antarctic Peninsula - Ice & Climate Eric Rignot NSIDCWGMS offered 18 sep 07
110 Antarctic Mission: multi-media exploration of the science of climate change in Antarctica Jean Lemire
116 The Royal Society of Victoria’s Two International Research Expedition Polar Inter-Disciplinary Voyages William John Watson McAuley
117 International Partnerships in Ice Core Science (IPICS)-International Polar Year Initiative Edward Brook University of Copenhagen, Univ New Hampshire (to NSIDC?) NEEM Drilling Project, WAIS Divide Ice Core Project
118 The Greenland Ice Sheet – Stability, History and Evolution Dorthe Dahl-Jensen
120 Northern High Latitude Climate variability during the past 2000 years: implications for human settlement Simon Troelstra Aarhus University Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Marit-Solveig Seidenkrants, Dorthe Klitgaard Kristensen, Antoon Kuijpers
121 Improved numerical weather forecasting and climate simulations Thor Erik Nordeng Norwegein Meteorological Institute and DOKIPY at least for Norwegian Data Øystein Godøy
122 ECOSYSTEM WEST GREENLAND Torkel Gissel Nielsen
125 Ice and snow mass change of Arctic and Antarctic polar regions using GRACE satellite gravimetry Guillaume Ramillien
130 Bipolar Climate Machinery - A study of the interplay of northern and southern polar processes in driving and amplifying global climate as recorded in paleoclimate archives and their significance for the generation of realistic estimates of future climate and sea level development. Rainer Gersonde
131 Integrated circumpolar studies of Antarctic marine ecosystems to the conservation of living resources Svein Iversen Institute of Marine Research (IMR) in Bergen Stein Iversen
132 Climate of Antarctica and Southern Ocean - Ocean Circulation Cluster Stephen Rintoul
133 Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program Martin Raillard World Conservation Monitoring Centre Christoph Zöckler, Martin Raillard
134 Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) circumpolar health assessment in relation to toxicants and climate change Christian Sonne, Bjørn M. Jenssen, Robert J. Letcher International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) for Danish funded data in Greenland, Svalbard, and Canada. Separate archives in Canada and Norway Christian Sonne, Rune Dietz, Robert Lechter, Bjørn Munro
135 Protection and preservation of historic scientific bases and in particular earlier IPY stations in polar regions Susan Barr ICOMOS International Polar Heritage Committee (IPHC) ICOMOS International Polar Heritage Committee (IPHC)
138 Cold Land Processes in the Northern Hemisphere: Regional and Global Climate and Societal-Ecosystem Linkages and Interactions Pavel Groisman
139 GREENING OF THE ARCTIC: CIRCUMPOLAR BIOMASS Donald (Skip) Walker CAFF ARCSS Data Coord Center Hilmar Maier, Skip Walker
141 Antarctic Sea Ice in International Polar Year Stephen Ackley
147 International Antarctic Institute Andrew McMinn
151 Biotic, abiotic and socio-environmental conditions and resource components along and across the Arctic delimitation zone Annika Hofgaard
152 Trans-Antarctic Scientific Traverses Expeditions – Ice Divide of East Antarctica Heinz Miller Antarctic Glaciological Data Center for US data and DOKIPY for Norwegian Data; and Ice Reader Rob Bauer, Øystein Godoy
153 Marine Mammal Exploration of the Oceans Pole to Pole Kit M. Kovacs Sea Mammal Research Unit, St. Andrews University and DOKIPY at least for Norwegian Data Kit M. Kovacs
155 Ecosystem Studies of Subarctic and Arctic Regions Kenneth Drinkwater NINA Database, Trondheim, Norway Silvia Masi
157 Community Adaptation and Vulnerability in Arctic Regions Grete Hovelsrud-Broda, Stine Rybråten CICERO - Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research and DOKIPY at least for Norwegian Data Stine Rybråten
158 Studies of Marine Arctic and Antarctic Ecosystems and the Potential Consequences of Climate Change Dr. Adolf Kellermann
159 The role of large-scale atmospheric teleconnections in northern Canada's hydrologic cycle
160 Arctic Change: An Interdisciplinary Dialog Between the Academy, Northern Peoples, and Policy Makers Ross Virginia, Anja Nicole Stuckenberger
162 Starting the clock for the CARMA Network: Impacts on Human-Rangifer Systems in the Circumarctic Don Russell Wendy Nixon
164 Inuit and Scientific Descriptions of the Narwhal, Connecting Parallel Perceptions: Inter-disciplinary Studies of the Narwhal with a Focus on Tusk Function. Martin Nweeia Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Smithsonian Institution Martin Nweeia
166 Sea Ice Knowledge and Use: Assessing Arctic Environmental and Social Change Igor Krupnik
167 Arctic Human Health Initiative Alan Parkinson
169 Network for present and future circumpolar freshwater lake research and data management Kirsten Seestern Christoffersen, Erik Jeppesen Freshwater Biological Lab., University of Copenhagen; National Environmental Research Institute Kirsten Seestern Christoffersen, Erik Jeppesen ,
171 POLAR-AOD: a network to characterize the means, variability, and trends of the climate-forcing properties of aerosols in polar regions Claudio Tomasi Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI) is an institute of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) (Pisa, Italy) Vito Vitale; (Ovidio Salvetti)
172 Health of Arctic and Antarctic bird populations Maarten Loonen http://www.birdhealth.nl/ Maarten Loonen
173 Biogeography and Geological Diversity of Hydrothermal Venting on the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge Robert Reves-Sohn Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute for Hi-res video and imagery; International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (at NGDC) for bathymetry; University of Texas for CTD/water column data Robert Reves-Sohn; Henrietta Edmonds
175 Fate, uptake and effects of contaminants in the Arctic and Antarctic ecosystem Geir Gabrielsen, Nico Van Den Brink Anders Ruus
176 A Polar Atlas for Education and Outreach based on a Spatial Data Infrastructure Framework (extension of EoI 645) D. R. Fraser Taylor Peter Pulsifer
185 Polar Earth Observing Network Terry Wilson Technical University, Dresden, Germany Reinhard Dietrich
186 Engaging communities in the monitoring of zoonoses, country food safety and wildlife health Manon Simard Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre (CCWHC) Ted Leighton
187 Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic Shari Gearheard NSIDC Shari Gearheard
188 International Tundra Experiment: impacts of climate variability on tundra ecosystems Greg Henry ARCSS Data Coord Center
191 The Sixth Continent Initiative - Capacity Building in Antarctic Scientific Research (Gigi) Nighat F.D. Johnson-Amin, Collin Summerhayes
196 International Arctic Systems for Observing the Atmosphere Taneil Uttal CADIS Florence Fetterer
202 Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring and Research Network Fred Wrona
214 Retrospective and Prospective Vegetation Change in the Polar Regions: Back to the Future Terry Callaghan
217 The Structure and Evolution of the Polar Stratosphere and Mesosphere and Links to the Troposphere during IPY. Norman McFarlane
227 The Political Economy of Northern Development Gorm Winther Gorm Winther
246 Arctic Biosphere-Atmosphere Coupling across multiple Scales Mathew Williams BADC Anne de Rudder
247 Sub-Network of Community-Based Environmental Monitoring, Observation and Information Stations Victoria Gofman, Jim Gamble Jim Gamble
248 Sub-Network of Community-Based Environmental Monitoring, Observation and Information Stations Victoria Gofman, Jim Gamble Aleut International Association Jim Gamble
256 Antarctic continental margin drilling to investigate Antarctica's role in global environmental change Gary Wilson, Frank Rack (executive director) Pangaea Database Frank Rack
258 Multidisciplinary Study of the Amundsen Sea Embayment Robert Bindschadler, S. Jacobs, S. Anandakrishnan, J. Stone, I. Joughin, J. Johnson Mark Parsons
262 Response of Arctic and Subarctic soils in a changing Earth: dynamic and frontier studies Sergey Goryachkin http://www.mpg-info.ru/ Tatiana Khromova
266 Remote sensing monitoring and forecast of surging glaciers’ evolution with the investigation of modern fluctuations of surging glaciers of the Alaska, Svalbard and high elevated Asia glaciers Vladimir Kotlyakov http://www.mpg-info.ru/ Tatiana Khromova
267 Comprehensive Meteorological dataset of active IPY Antarctic measurement phase for Scientific and applied Studies Victor Lagun http://www.mpg-info.ru/
276 Initial Human Colonization of Arctic in Changing Palaeoenvironments Andrey Velichko http://www.mpg-info.ru/ Tatiana Khromova
284 Development of a system of complex monitoring and elaboration of information-analytical system on protected natural areas of the Polar zone Alexey Tomilin http://www.mpg-info.ru/
285 Northern Genealogies: Development of an ethnodemographic informational system on the peoples of Siberia and the Russian North Dmitry Funk http://www.mpg-info.ru/
299 Summit and working group conference on the development and deployment of energy resources in the arctic Ben Ellis
300 Arctic Biodiversity of Chars – Network for Monitoring and Research (revised) Jim Reist Arctic Portal, Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme via Char Network Component Martin Raillard
304 SEASonality of the DRAKE Passage pelagic ecosystem: BIOdiversity, food webs, environmental change and human impact. Present and Past Viviana Andrea Alder
305 Consortium for coordination of Observation and Monitoring of the Arctic for Assessment and Research Terry Callaghan
310 The Impacts of Oil and Gas Activity on Peoples in the Arctic Using a Multiple Securities Perspective Gunhild Hoogensen Gunhild Hoogensen
313 The Prydz Bay, Amery Ice Shelf and Dome A Observatories Zhanghai Zhang Chinese National Arctic and Antarctic Data Center of PRIC Parker Zhang
318 TUNU-Programme: MARINE FISHES OF NE GREENLAND - diversity and adaptation Jørgen S.Christiansen
327 INterContinental Atmospheric Transport of Anthropogenic Pollutants to the Arctic Hayley Hung Environment Canada; Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program Yushan Su
336 IPY Global Snowflake Network (GSN) Peter Wasilewski
343 Students on Ice - IPY Youth Expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic Geoffrey Green
355 The Economy of the North Bjart Holtsmark http://www.mpg-info.ru/
357 Spitsbergen Climate System Current Status - SCSCS. Sergey Pryamikov
367 NEOGENE ICE STREAMS AND SEDIMENTARY PROCESSES ON HIGH-LATITDE CONTINENTAL MARGINS Angelo Camerlenghi Centro Nacional de Datos Polares PANGAEA Antonio Barragán Sanabria, Angelo Camerlenghi
372 Polar View: The Polar Information Centre Andrew Fleming PolarView Andrew Fleiming
373 CARBON POOLS IN PERMAFROST REGIONS Peter Kuhry Northern Circumpolar Soil Carbon Database, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Charles Tarnocai
379 IPY Operational Oceanography for the Arctic Ocean and adjacent seas Ola M. Johannesseo
384 Integrity of the Traditional Food System and Environmental Health in the Circumpolar North Laurie Chan
385 Towards an international astronomical observatory at Dome C in Antarctica Eric Fossat "European network--ARENA, in charge of defining a roadmap toward important astronomical developments at Concordia. Site testing is the responsibility of Roland Gredel at Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg. He is the contact for all questions of site testing data." Arena--Nicolas Epchtein at Nice
site data-- Roland Gredel
399 Reindeer Herders Vulnerability Network Study: Reindeer Pastoralism in a Changing Climate Ole Henrik Magga DOKIPY at least for Norwegian Data Øystein Godøy
405 Meltdown 3D/2D, A National Geographic Giant Screen Film Lisa Truitt
408 Social-science migrating field station: monitoring the Human-Rangifer link by following herd migration Yulian Konstantinov Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Multimedia Archive Joachim Otto Habeck, Christian Kieser
417 INTERPOLAR Transnational Art Science Consortium Thomas Mulcaire
423 Pan-Arctic Lake Ice Cover Under Contemporary and Future Climate Conditions Claude Duguay
430 Pan-Arctic Tracking of Belugas Mads Peter Heide-Jørgensen original survey: "Probably National Marine Mammal Laboratory"
432 Exploring Antarctic Dry Valleys in Preparation for Mars Landings Peter Smith, Leslie Tamppari Leslie Tamppari
435 Culturally and Scientifically Significant Materials Recovered from Melting Ice and Cryosols Sheila Greer Independent projects but with major restrictions Sheila Greer
436 Moved by the State: Perspectives on Relocation and Resettlement in the Circumpolar North Peter Schweitzer
440 Top, Bottom and Middle Earth: a popular book about the importance of the poles to the global environment, economy and society Joan Eamer
451 Antarctic Touring Exhibition Gordon Rankmore
452 Internationally coordinated studies on Antarctic environmental status, biodiversity and ecosystems Pavel Prosek, Roberto Bargagli Italian National Antarctic Data Center
454 Enhancing the Environmental Legacy of the IPY in Antarctic Tina Tin
457 Ice Stories: Educational Resources for the International Polar Year Mary Miller
459 IceCube South Pole Neutrino Observatory Francis Halzen original survey: "IceCube Data Warehouse, the NSF Antarctic Glaciologic Data Center would be the logical place to archive IceCube data. However, they do not have the capacity for the IceCube data" Darryn Schneider
460 Cape Farewell, science, education & culture of climate change David Buckland
461 Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica Robert Bindschadler, Jerry Mullins, Doug Binnie USGS Jerry Mullins, Doug Binnie
462 Arctic Social Indicators Joan Nymand Larsen