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2007 Summer Volume 4:2 Articles:

The International Polar Year 2007/08: Opportunities and Challenges

March 2007 rang in the start of the Fourth International Polar Year (IPY-4). IPY-4 will last through March of 2009 and constitutes a broad, intensive international effort of coordinated observations and exploration of the Earth’s polar regions.

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Global Interagency International Polar Year Polar Snapshot Year (GIIPSY)

The Global Interagency International Polar Year Polar Snapshot Year (GIIPSY) project aims to obtain high-resolution, broad spectral snapshots of the polar regions during 2007/08. Our primary purpose is to use these snapshots as gauges for comparing past and future environmental changes in the polar ice, ocean, and land. In the spirit of IGY, we also seek to secure these data sets as our legacy to the next generations of polar scientists.

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