INTERACT organised a session with European Polar Board on “Aligning Arctic Research, Infrastructures and Access to ICARP IV Priorities”, which took place on October 21 during the Arctic Circle Assembly 2023 in Reykjavik.

The session was chaired by INTERACT TA Coordinator Hannele Savela and included presentations from

  • Jennifer Mercer, NSF USA, Opening Words by FARO – Forum of Arctic Reserch Operators
  • Gerlis Fugmann, IASC, ICARP IV process and research infrastructures
  • Elmer Topp-Jørgensen, Aarhus University, INTERACT Network, INTERACT GIS and INTERACT Access Systems
  • Pjort Elshout, European Polar Board, European Polar Board and the PolarDex infrastructure catalogue
  • Jan Rene Larsen, POAwg – Facilitating information about research & monitoring assets in polar regions

The presentations were followed by a panel discussion, where presenters were asked questions by the chair and the audience on the current ICARP IV process and on the impact of ICARP III. Learn more about the ICARP IV Process on IASC website here.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: IASC has extended the deadline for nominations of Arctic researchers at all career stages, as well as individuals and community leaders with knowledge, skills, and experience relevant to Arctic research planning, particularly Indigenous Knowledge Holders to join the ICARP IV Research Priority Teams.

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