International Polar Year The Norwegian Contribution International Polar Year 2007-2008
The International Polar Year 2007-2008 (IPY) was one of the largest coordinated research programmes ever implemented. Through intensive observation and data collection over the course of a two-year period the programme has laid the foundation for studies that will improve our knowledge of the Arctic and the Antarctic in the decades to come. One key topic was the significance of the polar regions for global climate. IPY was also innovative in the way it linked research with education, outreach and communication. Norway was a major contributor to IPY. This book summarises the results and presents the preliminary scientific findings of the Norwegian IPY programme.