Place: Palais de la Découverte, Paris, France, 1 March 2007
Programme: 11:00 am: Opening ceremony; 11:30 Press conference; 12:00 Buffet lunch
- Prof Thomas Rosswall, Executive Director, International Council for Science (ICSU)
- Mr Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
- Dr David Carlson, Director, IPY Programme Office
- Dr Ian Allison, Co-chair, IPY Joint Committee
- Dr Michel Beland, Co-chair, IPY Joint Committee
Official invitations to this event will be sent to the media on 13 February.
In addition to the main presenters, some of the key scientists, from across the world, who will be leading IPY projects will be present at the Opening Ceremony, providing a unique opportunity to interact directly.
IPY is co-sponsored by WMO and the International Council for Science (ICSU).
Many national IPY launch events will also be taking place at various venues, on and around 1 March.