flag usa David Carlson
Oceanographer • USA

“The 4th IPY reminds us of our shared responsability for protection of this planet’s special places, the polar regions”

David Carlson is a key figure in the fourth International Polar Year (after those of 1882-1883, 1932-1933 and 1957-1958). Professor of oceanography at the Oregon State University in the USA, he was director of the 2007-2008 IPY International Programme Office (IPO), covering a hundred and fifty scientific international projects involving thousands of researchers from sixty countries.

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