Get Involved with IPY:
Are you fascinated by the polar regions? Do you have a story to tell? Are you an artist? A tourist? A student? Do you live in the North? Or the South? Would you like to document or contribute to IPY?
We always love to hear about new polar initiatives developing throughout our IPY partners. There are thousands of activities already happening, so please, take some time to search the Expression of Interest database , or the Full Coordinated Proposal database .
If you'd like to promote your IPY activity or share the voice of your community, how about contributing to our IPY stories or send us event details to put in the IPY calendar?
There are also many networks developing for specific polar enthusiasts and communities.
Join one of the IPY Discussion Groups to keep you involved in our latest ideas and activities. Or contact one of the following networks:
Early Career Polar Scientists Network: look for jobs, ask about field field opportunities, meet others interested in the polar regions. For more information, email
IPY Global Community: Join the IPY Global Community, launch a balloon, get involved!
Polar Artists, a collective of artists interested in the polar regions.
Register your IPY activity:
If you are involved in an activity that you would like recognized and listed under the IPY umbrella, please complete the Expression of Intent (EoI) form and return it to the
If you would like to know more about activities happening in your country, please contact your national IPY committee.
There are a number of tried and tested educational resources developed by teachers, for teachers in the Links and Resources section of this site. We are also hoping to establish an on-line teacher's forum where teachers can share tips, tricks, information, and advice on teaching about Polar Regions. If you would like to recommend more material for this site, please contact