In June 2005 the International Permafrost Association submitted in cooperation with other international organizations several core projects for the International Polar Year:
- Permafrost Observatory Project: A Contribution to the Thermal State of Permafrost(TSP) #50
- Antarctic and sub-Antarctic Permafrost, Periglacial and Soil Environments(ANTPAS) #33
- Arctic Circum-Polar Coastal Observatory Network(ACCO-Net) #90
- Carbon Pools in Permafrost Regions(CAPP) #373
Each project included plans for management and data, education and outreach. Full text is available on this IPA page (click on the links above). In addition the titles of the original Expression of Intent (EoI) are listed in the Cluster document. The original EoIs are found on the IPY homepage. A list of proposed permafrost and outreach collaborators are presented in the Team list. The IPY letter of Invitation to the IPA is also included.
The International Polar Year ended on March 1st 2009. An official ceremony was organized at the World Meteorological Organization headquarters in Geneva, to which the IPA participated. Parallely, David Carlson, Director of the IPY International Program Office and Rhian Salmon, Outreach officer at the International Program Office, contributed an article highlighting the contribution of the International Permafrost Association to the International Polar Year. You can find it in the Frozen Ground December 2008 issue