The European Polar Board (EPB) is an independent and strong voice of European polar research with the principal role of facilitating cooperation in all fields of polar science across Europe and representing European polar research in the global context.
The EPB identifies and promotes scientific priorities of common interest for its members in a foresight process and through specific working groups. It provides policy makers with strategic information, develops multilateral cooperation and implements joint projects in collaboration with relevant scientific polar international organisations, such as IASC and SCAR.
Within this framework, the European Polar Board:
- Promotes polar research by identifying future scientific areas and strategic priorities of polar science for Europe (Foresight Workshops and Papers);
- Coordinates scientific agenda setting and represents it in European policy formulation (policy information and briefs on topics of common interest of members);
- Supports development of joint scientific programmes and optimises use of European research infrastructures;
- Provides a central organisational structure supporting European polar science.
More information is available in the EPB Constitution.