Information Bulletin of the WDCs for STP & SEP
¹ 1, May, 2006
¹ 2, July, 2006
¹ 3, October, 2006
¹ 4, August, 2007
According to the decisions of the
International Council for Science (ICSU) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
there is a preparation for the new large-scale international program of polar researches known as
«The International Polar Year 2007-2008» (IPY).
Carrying out of the International Polar Year in 2007-2008 is dated for the 125 anniversary of
International Polar Year (1882-1883),
the 75 anniversary of the second IPY (1932-1933 )
and to the 50 anniversary of the third (1957-1958),
received the name International Geophysical Year (IGY).
The International Polar Year is a large scientific programme focused on the Arctic and the Antarctic from March 2007 to March 2009.
It is necessary, that scientists could lead two annual cycles of supervision in both polar regions.
During the preparation and carrying out of the Fourth International Polar Year the scientists of the host countries will execute
the coordinated scientific researches within the national and international programs, update the existing observational network and the monitoring
system of the environment pollution.
The environment measurements of polar regions parameters, the joint expeditions in the Arctic and the Antarctic, the International conferences and workshops
are supposed to be held. The period of intensive researches will be followed by the data analysis, publications and discussions.
The numerous international and national scientific organizations have supported
the initiative of carrying out of the fourth IPY and have taken part in working out
the plans. More than 50 countries have already declared their intention to take part in
IPY. In many countries national Committees of IPY are created.
The sponsoring bodies, ICSU and WMO, approved the joint Committee of IPY.
The Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences V.M.Kotljakov represents our country
in that Committee. The information on the international activity connected with preparation and carrying
out of IPY is on the site of this Committee at www.ipy.org.
The National Organizing Committee on participation of the Russian Federation in
preparating and carrying out the International Polar Year 2007-2008 chaired by
the head of Federal Hydrometereology and Environmental Monitoring Service A.I.Bedritsky
and the vice-chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation A.N.Chilingarov has been
created and acted in Russia. The website of the Russian Organizing Committee is at
The Branch of the Earth Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences
takes part in scientific researches of the International Polar Year 2007-2008 and
works under the program of fundamental researches N14 named “History of basin formation
of Arctic Ocean and conditions of modern processes in Arctic regions".
This program includes the project "Information Support of geophysical researches
during the International Polar Year".
The World Data Center for Solid Earth Physics and The World Data Center
for Solar-Terrestrial Physics are participants of this project.
Our site submits the geophysical data received by present time from polar areas of the Earth
and available in WDCs
Releases of the Informational Bulletin (dispatched on e-mail) about
the new data in WDCs and news concerning the data service are found here.
International Council for Science (ICSU)
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
National IPY Committees
Russian National IPY Committee
IPY DATA on sites of OTHER ORGANIZATIONS:
Scientific Research Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Moscow Satate University (NIIYAF MSU):
The Polar Satellite «Universitetskii – Tatiana»
(streams of the charged particles and ultra-violet radiation).
Databases of space experiments of last 15 years.
Geomagnetic Russian Polar Obsevatories - real time data.