This video is part of the International Polar Year (IPY) Early Career Research Symposium held in Victoria, BC, Canada from 4-8 December 2009. The event was a career development workshop that brought together 100 international young Arctic and Antarctic researchers and mentors together for a series of career development training sessions to develop professional skill, work with senior mentors, and develop international and interdisciplinary collaborations. More information can be found at apecs.is/victoria2009

This webinar entitled: Communcation 101: Giving your best presentation is designed to help you use powerpoint and keynote to your advantage as well as give you the proper 'scope' in which to present your science.

Presenter: Dave Carlson - Director, International Polar Year International Programme Office Director (IPY IPO)

Dr. David Carlson directs the International Programme Office for the International Polar Year, hosted by the UK National Environmental Research Council at the British Antarctic Survey. IPY, with more than 50,000 participants from 60 nations, will cover a wide range of geophysical, biological and social science topics at a critical time for polar regions. Dr. Carlson has devoted more than 15 years to guiding and managing large international science programmes, starting from the very large Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere programme in 1992 and 1993 and continuing through a decade of complex programmes focused on many aspects of weather, atmospheric chemistry, and climate. Dr. Carlson holds a PhD in Oceanography and led successful research teams focused on upper ocean physics and chemistry, oceanic microbiology and carbon cycling, and marine chemical ecology.

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