International Polar Year 2007-2008Special Product
International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008 was one of the largest collaborative science programs ever attempted. From March 1, 2007, through March 9, 2009, scientists from across the globe conducted coordinated research programs in the Arctic and Antarctic. More than 200 projects were planned, involving 50,000 people from more than 60 countries. The ambitious agenda had a distinctly multidisciplinary approach, incorporating physical and biological sciences, social sciences, and a large education component.