International polar Foundation
the international polar Foundation , in English: International whodunnit foundation (IPF), is a scientific organization based with Brussels, created in 2002 by three Belgian personalities, the explorer Alain Hubert and the professors André Berger, climatologist of UCL and Hugo Decleir, president of the Belgian National committee of research in the Antarctic and glaciologist of ULB. Impassioned by sciences, the crown prince Philippe to Belgium is the honorary president of the International Polar Foundation.
On the basis of its work of study and scientific research to the poles, the main objective of the foundation is the information and the sensitizing of the public and the authorities about the climate changes and their consequences.
To this end, the foundation publishes teaching files and Cd-roms intended to the teachers and for their pupils and propose educational Internet site to them EducaPoles .
A cartoon, carried out in collaboration with the University of Geneva and the WWF Suisse, entitled the migration of the ibanes is intended to render comprehensible with the young public the complexity of the interactions between the climate and environmental pollutions through her effects on fauna and the flora, but also on the economy and the life of the human populations.
Various conferences and seminars bound for the general public are organized.
ProjectsThe Belgian authorities entrusted the realization of the prior studies to him to the construction of a new base in the Antarctic. This one which will have the characteristic to be the first to be functioned only thanks to renewable energy will be built during the international polar Année during the southern summer 2007-2008.
- EducaPoles educational site
- Explorapoles site ventures
- '' the migration of the ibanes '', version interactive setting on line gradually of September 2006 in June 2007
- SciencePoles scientific site
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