The Arctic Portal is a comprehensive gateway to the Arctic on the internet. It provides access to Arctic related data, information and organizations across the Arctic, facilitating cooperation between public and private parties. Its development constitutes a contribution to the legacy of the International Polar Year (IPY) and it functions as a venue for various IPY activities and projects. The Arctic Portal permanently hosts www.ipy.org through an agreement with the IPY International Program Office. Consequently it will serve as an interface to and host of IPY legacy information, multimedia material and data, including national IPY web sites. In addition many key Arctic organizations and projects have established their web presence through and with the assistance of the Arctic Portal. Additionally, the Arctic Portal provides links and a searchable interface to a myriad of other Arctic entities, projects and activities. Arctic Portal Projects include The Virtual Learning Tools Project, UArctic Atlas, Arctic Language and Community Square, Arctic Climate Change Portlet, Arctic Energy Portlet, Arctic Shipping Portlet and various others Arctic related projects.