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ACADEMIA - The magazine of the Polish Academy of Sciences | 2020 | No 1 (7) 2020 Spec. Iss. - Poles at the Poles |

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We learn about the Polish Polar Station in Hornsund on Spitsbergen from Prof. Piotr Głowacki, who headed the PAS Institute of Geophysics’ Department of Polar Research for 15 years.
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Piotr Głowacki
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Why do we study the polar regions of the Earth? For the same reason a mountaineer climbs mountains: “Because they are there!” And in addition, they are of great importance to the entire planet and to our country.
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Jacek A. Jania
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Asst. Prof. Robert Bialik, head of the Department of Antarctic Biology at the PAS Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, talks about the Henryk Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station on King George Island.
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Robert Bialik
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The successful integration of the polar research community in Poland – through collaboration between the PAS Committee on Polar Research, the Polish Polar Consortium and the Polar Studies Centre – has led to the development of a Polish Polar Research Strategy, setting forth a set of directions for the future.
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Agnieszka Kruszewska
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Asst. Prof. Agnieszka Skorupa from the University of Silesia discusses the psychological consequences of a prolonged stay at a polar station.
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Agnieszka Skorupa
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For many people, the Arctic is not just a place to visit for various reasons, but actually their home. As such, polar research can study not only the importance of the Arctic and Antarctic for the world at large, but also what the world can do to help those who live and work there.
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Michał Łuszczuk
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We had not always dreamed of becoming polar explorers. It was through pure chance, and a bit of courage, that we became the first married couple to spend winters at both of Poland’s polar stations.
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Dagmara Bożek
Piotr Andryszczak
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On the kind polar research that is less visible from land.
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Jan Marcin Węsławski
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Sławomir Sagan
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Spitsbergen is not just an island of massive glaciers, but also a land of lush, low-growing tundra, reminiscent of a verdant carpet covering the coastline, and colonies of birds that fill the air with a cacophony of cries. How are these green mountain carpets and birds connected with the sea?
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Krzysztof Zawierucha

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