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United States Opening Ceremony for International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008


The United States marked the start of International Polar Year (IPY), a global research effort, with an event hosted by the National Academies and the National Science Foundation on Feb. 26, 2007, in Washington, D.C. During the ceremony, a panel of polar scientists discussed the latest research and presented an overview of expeditions to take place during IPY. There also were remarks by government leaders whose agencies play an active role in this international effort.

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