International Polar Year
IPY 2007-2008
Updated on 19/1/05

IPY Development

IPY Concept:

The concept of the International Polar Year 2007-2008 is of an international programme of coordinated, interdisciplinary scientific research and observations in the Earth's polar regions:

  • to explore new scientific frontiers
  • to deepen our understanding of polar processes and their global linkages
  • to increase our ability to detect changes, to attract and develop the next generation of polar scientists, engineers and logistics experts
  • to capture the interest of schoolchildren, the public and decision-makers.

Strengthening international science for the benefit of society