Polar Year 2007-2008
International Polar Year
has been an international coordinated research initiative. Its celebration coincided
with the 125th anniversary of the First International Polar Year (1887-1888),
the 75th anniversary of the Second International Polar Year (1932-1933)
and the 50th anniversary of the International Geophysical Year (1957-1958),
which led to the establishment of SCAR and the Antarctic Treaty.
It has been one of the most ambitious internationally coordinated scientific
projects, and its observational period was from the 1st March 2007 to
1st March 2009. It has been one of the most ambitious internationally coordinated scientific projects which observational period was from the 1st March 2007 to 1st March 2009. The first results of the IPY have been presented in June 2010 in the largest polar research and education venture undertaken before, the IPY Oslo Science Conference. More than 2400 people with around 2100 presentations were held during this conference.
IPY came to an end at an official closing ceremony in Oslo the final day of the IPY Oslo Science Conference, on 12th June 2010.
It has subsequently been published an overview of the organization and the preliminary results of the IPY: "Understanding Earth´s Polar Challenges: International Polar Year 2007-2008".
Link to the publication on-line (Flash Player)
leaflet about the International
Polar Year 2007-2008
the International Polar Year about 50,000 persons
participated from over 60 countries. They collected information to yield new knowledge
in key areas, including: Earth, Land, Ocean, Ice, Atmosphere, Space and
People. Activities on Education and Outreach and data systems integration
were also included in the program.
chart of official projects of the International Polar Year
The IPY 2007-2008 is supported by the International
Council for Science (ICSU)
and the World Meteorological
On a first stage the document A
Framework for the International Polar Year 2007-2009 was elaborated.
Joint Committee for the IPY, organizer of the API, has published the following documents that can be downloaded on the links that are indicated:
scope of Science for the International Polar Year 2007-2008 (2007)
State of Polar Research
- "Understanding Earth´s Polar Challenges: International Polar Year 2007-2008" (2011) (27 Mb)
During the IPY, activities
in the Arctic and in the Antarctic have been carried out. SCAR, by means
of the Scientific Research Projects and other subsidiary bodies, participated
in different Antarctic and bipolar IPY projects. SCAR´s participation
in the International Polar Year can be see here.
The IPY projects relevant to SCAR can
be consulted in: www.scar.org/events/internationalpolaryear.
Information about the Spanish research
groups and projects included in the International Polar Year can be seen
participation in the International Polar Year 2007-2008 in Antarctica
participation in the International Polar Year 2007-2008 in the Arctic
- Chart of official
projects of the International Polar Year indicating projects
with Spanish participation