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Call for Sessions for ICARP IV Summit extended until 30 June 2024!

The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2025 will include the Fourth International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP IV)  Summit organised from 25 - 28 March 2025 with the theme “Arctic Research Planning for the Next Decade”

This is the summative event of the Fourth International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP IV) process, which is a multi-year effort that began in 2022 to engage the international community on critical topics and priorities for Arctic research in the next 10 years that cut across disciplines and knowledge systems, and that require new and innovative thinking and collaboration. The Summit will engage Arctic researchers, Indigenous Peoples, policymakers, and other interested parties from around the world, serving as a crucial milestone for shaping the Fifth International Polar Year in 2032–33.

The ICARP IV Summit will provide an opportunity to discuss and consult on the initial outcomes of the seven ICARP IV Research Priority Teams:

  • The Role of the Arctic in the Global System
  • Observing, Reconstructing, and Predicting Future Climate Dynamics and Ecosystem Responses
  • Understanding the Vulnerability and Resilience of Arctic Environments and Societies and Supporting Sustainable Development
  • Arctic Research Cooperation and Diplomacy
  • Co-Production and Indigenous-led Methodologies
  • Preparing Present and Future generations through Education, Outreach, Communication, Capacity Building, and Networking
  • Technology, Infrastructure, Logistics, and Services

The Summit will also invite further sessions on important research questions and priorities for Arctic research that should be considered in the ICARP IV process.

Following the ICARP IV Summit, the ICARP IV International Steering Committee during 2025-2026 will oversee the development of the final outcomes of the ICARP IV process along with a vision for implementation.

The call for ICARP IV Summit sessions has been extended until 30 June 2024!
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