Planning for the International Polar Year 2007-2008: Report of the Implementation Workshop

To further IPY planning following the release of A Vision for the International Polar Year 2007-2008, the National Academies’ Polar Research Board created an IPY Implementation Workshop Committee to organize a 2-day workshop aimed at promoting discussions between the National Academy of Sciences and federal agencies. The Workshop was attended by 47 agency representatives and scientists  who gathered to discuss how the United States might address these challenges and move ahead in the process of developing a suite of coordinated scientific activities in the context of known and potential international interests. The resulting workshop report outlines the results of that workshop, which provided specific discussions about potential activities and a forum for frank discussion of how different agencies might participate and what each envisions as possible goals during the IPY. The workshop report is available to download or purchase here.

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