Re-named in honor of one of America's most famous explorers in 1987, the Byrd Polar Research Center of The Ohio State University is recognized internationally as a leader in polar and alpine research. The Center's research programs are conducted throughout the world, focusing on the role of cold regions in the global climate system. The history of the BPRC spans almost five decades from its origin at OSU in 1960 as the Institute of Polar Studies (IPS).
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