© IPEV Gérard Jugie, Director of the Paul-Émile Victor Institute (IPEV).
Gérard Jugie, Director of the Paul-Émile Victor Institute (IPEV).
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- determine the current environmental status of the polar regions.
- quantify, and understand, past and present natural environmental and social change in the polar regions and improve prediction methods.
- advance our understanding of the links and interactions between polar regions and the rest of the globe on all scales, and of the processes controlling these links.
- use the unique environment of the polar regions to advance cutting-edge research.
- use the unique vantage point of the polar regions to develop and enhance observations spanning from the interior of the earth to the sun.
- investigate the cultural, historical, and social processes that shape the sustainability of circumpolar human societies, and identify their unique contributions to global cultural diversity and citizenship.
Awareness of these regions' significance in relation to the major factors that govern the equilibrium of our planet is a recent occurrence.
Through its unwavering commitment to scientific and technological research in polar regions, its numerous international collaborations, and its availability of logistical resources to implement such programs,
Both CNRS, through the diversity of its numerous scientific disciplines and the Paul-Émile Victor French Polar Institute (IPEV), whose expertise was acquired over years of field expeditions, will be playing crucial roles in this 4th IPY which officially opens polar research for the 21st century.