Cooperation between ESA and EPB

On February 3rd the Chair of the European Polar Board (EPB), Maaike Vancauwenberghe, and the Director-General of ESA, Jan-Dietrich Woerner, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at ESA’s HQ in Paris. ESA DG signs MoU with EPB ©ESA–Nadia Imbert-Vier, 2016 The MoU provides a framework for a wider cooperation between ESA and the EPB, and… Lire la suite

Plaque of Pourquoi-Pas?

The plaque of Pourquoi-Pas? has been replaced on its cairn in Petermann Island by the crew of L’Austral, a vessel of the Compagnie du Ponant During his second voyage in Antarctica, Jean-Baptiste Charcot stayed on Petermann Island (Antarctic Peninsula) from January to November 1909. He erected on this island, at the top of Megalestris hill,… Lire la suite

Under water of Antarctic …

Incredible new penguin-cam video captures life under the Antarctic ice New footage released shows a penguin-eye view under the ice in Antarctic waters using a tiny camera mounted on the back of an Adélie penguin. The footage was captured in Terre Adélie – ‘the land of the Adélies’ – by scientists from the French (1091… Lire la suite

Call for proposal

Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (“ACE”) The goal of the ACE Project is to offer to international teams of distinguished scientists an outstanding and unique opportunity to study the marine and terrestrial environment of the sub-Antarctic ecosystem, based on the following components : Aplication form here A round trip of Antarctica in a single expedition (see Annex… Lire la suite

A new video!

Discover Logistics of IPEV in sub-Antarctic islands through a series of five episodes directed by Marie Herenstein on rotation of the Marion Dufresne (December 2014), for transmission in the programm “Météo à la carte” (France 3) The episode 5 tells the specific logistics that these islands require staff of the Institute, see here:   Then,… Lire la suite

The French Polar Institute at COP21

From December 1 to 3, IPEV is present in Paris as part of the COP 21. A joint stand at Le Bourget in “Generations climate” space is open to all. Several actors in Brittany are present around the Ocean and Climate theme with the French Polar Institute.   The director of institute Yves Frenot participated… Lire la suite

Polar retrospective in Brest

On Friday, December 18, the Cinémathèque de Bretagne organizes an evening on the theme of French polar expeditions in cinema studios in Brest from 20h. You can see the program below:                          

Publication for a sustainable planet

On the occasion of the COP 21, the National Research Alliance for the Environment has made a publication “60 successful research for a sustainable planet.” On Friday, November 26 at 9 am, François Houllier, INRA President will give a press conference at INRA headquarters with Thierry Mandon, Secretary of State, to present this document. You… Lire la suite

Arctic conference in Le Bourget

The ICE-ARC, European Polar Board and EU-PolarNet organizing a conference entitled “Climate Change in the Arctic – Local, Regional and Global Impacts” December 5 from 14:30 to 16h in the EU flag, in the blue area in Bourget during COP21. The program of this event here.

Climate Forum in Provins

The Climate Forum of Provins (77) was held from November 2 to 7, 2015 and which IPEV participated. This year the theme of the forum was part of the context of the COP 21 and proposed to discover how fun and educational climate issues. Some pictures of this event: