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IPY Launch Events

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The International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008 officially started on March 1 2007. Below you will find information on the many international and national launch events, as written before the events. Also, please visit the Educators Icy IPY Activities Page to learn how teachers, students, and local communities got involved around the world.

For more details about specific events, please consult this list of press officers (PDF) or see contacts below. We have also made these Press Materials available.

INTERNATIONAL OPENING CEREMONY

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