Welcome to the USGS International Polar Year Home Page
The International Polar Year is an intense scientific campaign to explore new frontiers in polar science, improve our understanding of the critical role of the polar regions in global processes, engage the public in polar discovery, and help attract the next generation of earth scientists.
Participation in the IPY allows the USGS to celebrate this enduring tradition with the rest of the global polar research community and to renew our commitment to polar science at a time when the world is focused on the extraordinary changes happening in these regions.
Learn more about the USGS's past and present involvement in IPY activities.
Learn about some of the research the USGS and its partners are conducting by reading the USGS IPY Fact Sheet.
More content and updates are coming. Please regularly check back for more info.