We're well into the International Polar Year, which actually runs for 2 years. The program, which is coordinating teams doing Arctic and Antarctic research, will allow the public to periodically check in on developments. For instance, people will be able to follow polar animals as they fly around the Antarctic, swim through the oceans, or migrate through the Arctic, using Google Earth. Follow ships carrying scientists around the poles, view their photos and videos, and download some of their data in almost real-time.
Go to: http://www.ipy.org/
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