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Since the close of the International Polar Year (IPY) in the Spring of 2010, the IPY Education, Outreach and Communication (EOC) Assessment Project has been working to collect information on Education, Outreach and Communication projects that occurred during the 2007-2008 International Polar Year. This catalogue is the result of an ICSU funded project examining the lessons learned during the IPY that can be used for other international science programmes to plan effective outreach. Click here to view the final report. To learn more about the assessment process, visit the assessment project webpage.

We have now collected survey responses from more than 200 IPY EOC activities and have information on more than 500 education and outreach programs.Thank you to all those who have taken the time filled out our survey, your efforts are greatly appreciated and we have included all the entries into our current catalogue of IPY EOC efforts, which you can take a look at here.

You can search the catalogue by keywords in any of the cataegories and the total number of activities will be indicated at the bottom. You can order the catalogue by the activity name, target audience or medium. As more activites submit their information the catalogue will grow over the next few months.

If you worked on an EOC during the latest IPY and it is not in our database we still do not have any record of it. Please take a look through our catalogue! All the records submitted to date are included, so if you don't see it, we don't know it! And if you know of any more IPY EOC activities please take the time to enter them in order to have them recorded.

To add a Polar Outreach activity or programme press the "Add" button below this text. You will be asked to for the project's name, target audience, a short description, the medium type, project website, project leaders and other relevant information. Please complete this as fully as you are able to. All entries will be reviewed and may take a few days before they appear in the catalogue. To edit an entry simply hit the edit button to the right of the entry and edit the text within the Activity Card. Please contact with any concerns or for more information.

Update February 2015: We are still in the process of moving the Polar Outreach Catalogue to our new website. The entire catalogue will be available again in a few weeks.

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