Polar year comes to a close

Polar year comes to a close

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13 June 2010

The International Polar Year 2007–2008 (IPY), the largest polar research and education venture ever undertaken, has formally come to a close at a ceremony in Oslo on Saturday 12 June—the final day of the IPY Oslo Science Conference.

The IPY sponsors, the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), thanked the many thousands of participants who made the IPY a spectacular international success, before passing the baton to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and WMO Executive Council Panel on Polar Observations, Research and Services, to secure the legacy of this important initiative.

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