The first modern International Polar Year (IPY) in 2007-2008 focused global attention on scientific research at both poles. Starting from the efforts of a small number of enthusiasts and agencies, and by building on existing multinational collaborations and science programs, IPY has developed into a world-wide, community-based effort.
This week, thousands of researchers, community members and governmental officials are meeting in Montreal to turn the knowledge we’ve gained since then into action.
Appropriately, the Polar Research Board (PRB) is taking a look back at the lessons and legacies of that pivotal first year with a new report:
Get the report:
The Polar Research Board is a unit of the National Academies dedicated to enhancing understanding of the Arctic, Antarctic, and high-latitude regions and providing guidance to Congress, federal agencies, and the nation on cold region issues.