Italian Polar Research Institute

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    A NEW polar institute, Istituto Geografico Polare, has been formed in Italy under the directorship of Dr. S. Zavatti. The Polar Record for January–July announces that the aims of the institute are : (1) to widen knowledge of all polar areas ; (2) to encourage interest in polar affairs in Italy and to publish Italian contributions to polar knowledge; (3) to form a polar library ; (4) to publish a monthly periodical, Il Polo ; and (5) to publish maps of scientific value on polar regions and a series of "Polar Classics". The first number of Il Polo came out in February 1946. The address of the new institute is Istituto Geografico Polare, Porto Potenza Picena, Macerata.

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    Italian Polar Research Institute. Nature 162, 98 (1948) doi:10.1038/162098b0

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