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International Polar Year Conference 2007

Barrow Arctic Science Consortium. Barrow, Alaska.
Monday 24th Thursday 27th September 2007

The conference was attended by 

  • Brett Arenz USA
  • Susan Barr Norway
  • Bob Blanchette USA
  • Paul Chaplin Norway / NZ
  • Roy Daniel NZ
  • Sherrie-lee Evans Australia
  • Roberta Farrell NZ
  • Anne Jensen USA
  • Clint Lillibridge USA
  • Cornelia Lüdecke Germany
  • Johan Mattsson Norway
  • Michael Morrison UK
  • Doug Olynyk Canada
  • Ricardo Roura Netherlands
  • Glenn Sheehan USA
  • Ruben Stehberg Chile
  • Laura Thomas USA
  • Adam Wild NZ

 The following participated via international video link:

  • George Skarmeas USA
  • John Greenwood Scott Base (NZ), Antarctica
  • Megan Absolon Scott Base (NZ), Antarctica 

Numerous others from the local community attended at different times.


Presentations have been compiled into a publication in the IPHC series.

  • George Skarmeas (USA)
    “Creating a sustainable future from Barrow’s past”.
    This was presented via video link from Philadelphia.
  • Roberta Farrell (NZ)
    A scientific evaluation of deterioration of Historic Huts of Ross Island, Antarctica.
  • AdamWild (NZ)
    “Minus six degrees of separation” - An overview of the Antarctic Heritage Trust Conservation programme.
    This presentation was prefaced with the comment that it represented the views of the presenter and not necessarily those of the Antarctic Heritage Trust.
  • Bob Blanchette (USA)
    Northumberland House, Fort Conger and the Peary Huts in the Canadian High Arctic: current
    condition and assessment of wood deterioration taking place.
  • Brett Arenz (USA)
    East Base, Antarctica SOS: Deterioration and recommendations for conserving these important historic structures.
  • JohanMattsson (NOR)
    Mycological decay in cultural heritage at Svalbard


Download the full summary and the programme here:

Adobe Acrobat DocumentSummary International Polar Year Conference 2007
Adobe Acrobat Document, 105 KB

Adobe Acrobat DocumentProgramme - International Polar Year Conference 2007
Adobe Acrobat Document, 43.4 KB

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