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The Event

The Event

The International Polar Year is a series of events and activities, spread out over two years, and whose goal is to promote scientific research on polar territories. Devoted to the study of the Arctic and Antarctica, it groups together researchers of numerous countries, wishing to collaborate on this large-scale international project.

The Event

For the events of 2007-2008, the Canadian government spent more than 150 million dollars. Its program principally aims to study climate change as well as the quality of life of the inhabitants of the Great North. Itself possessing territories in the Arctic, Canada wishes to put on a good face before the some fifty countries taking part in the IPY.

The Event

In addition to the observation and study of polar phenomena, the IPY equally hopes to increase awareness and inform the population about the challenges of the Arctic and Antarctica. The governments hope to stimulate new interest in these relatively unknown lands, where climate change and environmental problems are precursors of upheavals on a truly international scale.