Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Argentina IPY FDC

Argentina FDC
Name: International Polar Year - 2007/2008
Issue date: 2007 May 19th

The International Polar Year (IPY) is a far-reaching project aimed at promoting research and observations focused on the Arctic and the Antarctic, brought about as a result of a joint initiative of the executive committees of ICSU (International Council for Science) and the WMO (World Meteorological Organization).

The idea of organizing a meeting of scientists devoted to studying the Arctic was first raised by Kar Weyprecht, and Austrian who commanded a Polar expedition between 1872 and 1874.

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