Northern Garments Inc. (NGI) is proud to announce that its premier designer, Megan Waterman has been welcomed into the international Polar Artists Group. Recognized for her gift of melding modern and traditional materials and designs, Waterman now joins other accomplished international artists that are dedicated to raising the awareness of the polar regions.
The Polar Artists Group links polar artists with environmental scientists while promoting awareness of the polar regions, specifically through conservation and the effects of climate change, as well as people through art, education, and special projects. This unique collaborative relationship between artists and scientists will increase the public’s awareness and understanding of polar issues. The Polar Artists Group links directly with International Polar Year (IPY) research and helps meet IPY outreach and public awareness goals.
The fourth International Polar Year (IPY) is being held during 2007-2008 and various research projects will in fact extend for two years, so opportunities will be given to collect information from both the northern and southern polar areas. The main purpose of the IPY is to complete research while fostering international cooperation regarding polar issues, and, increase the knowledge of their importance to the ecosystem of the earth, climate and hydrology. The three former International Polar Years were in 1882-1883, 1932-1933 and 1957-58. A joint committee of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has supervised the preparation of the IPY.
Kudos to Megan Waterman and the other Polar Artists for collaborating with international scientists working on climate change, arctic environmental and polar issues, and, for producing what will surely be the next renaissance in polar awareness!