About the series
The House Committee on Science Subcommittee on Research will hold a hearing on "International Polar Year: The Scientific Agenda and the Federal Role" on Wednesday, September 20, beginning at 10:00 A.M., U.S. eastern time. Scheduled witnesses include Dr. Arden Bement, NSF Director; Dr. Robin Bell, a Doherty Senior Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University; Dr. Kelly K. Falkner, Professor of Chemical Oceanography, Oregon State University; Dr. Donal T. Manahan , Professor of Biology, University of Southern California; and Mark S. McCaffrey, associate scientist and science communications specialist, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder.
The hearing will be webcast. See the committee Web site (http://www.house.gov/science/welcome.htm) for details.