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U.S. Committee to the International Polar Year 2007-2008
The U.S. National Committee is a group of volunteers appointed by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences to facilitate U.S. participation in IPY. In the beginning, the group focused on engaging the science community in defining what IPY should accomplish. The committee hosted a number of information-gathering meetings, scientific sessions, and an interactive website.
The committee continues to work as a conduit for information from international planners to the U.S. science community and from U.S. scientists to the international group. The U.S. National Committee is not planning or endorsing particular U.S. science activities. Rather, activities are planned by the scientists and teams of scientists who hope to conduct the work, or by educators and the media.