International Polar Year 2007-2008

December 5th, 2006

In 2007, the U.S. Postal Service will issue a souvenir sheet of two 84-cent international letter rate stamps to commemorate International Polar Year 2007-2008.

Continuing the tradition of international cooperation that began with the first International Polar Year in 1882-1883, scientists from around the world will initiate a new era in polar research by participating in International Polar Year 2007-2008. Working across many disciplines, the scientists will conduct field observations, research and analysis to build upon current knowledge and increase our understanding of the roles that both polar regions play in global processes.