The International Polar Year

The International Polar Year (IPY) is an international scientific program focused on the Arctic and the Antarctic from March 2007 to March 2009. The Canadian north, including the Northwest Territories, is a key region for IPY researchers from Canada and internationally.

The Canadian IPY Program is focusing on climate and community sustainability in the north, and the Northwest Territories is poised to benefit from increased understanding of climate change processes and community adaptation, as well as numerous other research programs.

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The IPY 2012 Conference is the final event of International Polar Year 2007 - 2008, the largest international program of interdisciplinary polar research ever undertaken. This conference will provide an opportunity to apply and disseminate the knowledge and scientific results from IPY from around the world and focus on next steps. For more information please visit: