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The Third International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III)

Integrating Arctic Research – a Roadmap for the Future

Special thanks to Volker Rachold of IASC for contributing this article to the CliC website and newsletter.

The third International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III) is a process to

  • identify Arctic science priorities for the next decade;
  • to coordinate various Arctic research agendas;
  • to inform policy makers, people who live in or near the Arctic and the global community;
  • and to build constructive relationships between producers and users of knowledge.

The scientific, political and economic interest in the Arctic is rapidly growing and the increasing number of Arctic and Polar research programs requires a better coordination in order to ensure the best value for funds spent. Thus, agreeing on shared objectives, across all eight Arctic states and with other countries and international programs is becoming increasingly important. Consequently, the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) initiated the planning of a third ICARP, to be held in conjunctions with its 25th anniversary in 2015, and invited all interested partner organizations to participate in shaping the future of Arctic research needs. ICARP III is governed by a Steering Committee established by the participating organizations.

Beginning with a formal launch at the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2014 in Finland and culminating in a final conference at the ASSW 2015 in Japan, the ICARP III program includes a series of activities, meetings and events during 2014-2015 (see below list of cryosphere related activities).

CliC ICARP III Contributions

Arctic Freshwater Synthesis
Permafrost Research - A Roadmap for the Future
Linkages between Arctic Climate Change and Mid-latitude Weather Extremes
Arctic Snow Cover Changes and their Consequences
Permafrost Young Researchers Workshop
Where Are They Now?
ICARP III FrostBytes

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