|IPY 2012 - From Knowledge to Action|
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Under the auspices of the IPY 2007-2008, co-sponsored by the International Council for Science (ICSU)1 and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)2, thousands of scientists and educators contributed to implement a large number of internationally coordinated projects that made major discoveries in Earth's polar regions and reinforced the basis for monitoring changes and predicting the resulting regional and global impacts of those changes.
The IPY was an international endeavour that involved more than 60 nations. It was also highly multidisciplinary, with strong engagement from biological and social disciplines to complement the geophysical sciences.
The International Polar Year (IPY) 2012 Conference "From Knowledge to Action" taking place in Montreal Canada, brings together over 2,000 Arctic and Antarctic researchers, policy- and decision-makers, and a broad range of interested parties from academia, industry, non-government, education and circumpolar communities including indigenous peoples to contribute to the translation of new polar scientific findings into an evidence-based agenda for action that will influence global decisions, policies and outcomes over the coming years.
To learn more about the International Polar Year 2007-2008, please go to the IPY 2012 Conference website