ISAC Contributions to ASSW 2015 and ICARP III

The 2015 Arctic Science Summit Week (April 23-30) took place in Toyama, Japan. The annual meeting included ISAR-4, the Fourth International Symposium on Arctic Research the topic of which was Rapid Change of the Arctic Climate System, and ICARP III, the 3rd International Conference on Arctic Research Planning, the topic of which was Integrating Arctic Research - A Roadmap for the Future.

ISAC Contributed to the ASSW, ISAR and ICARP III through the following activities:

Responding to Change Workshop 3
Partnership between Scientific Community and Arctic Stakeholders

In collaboration with the Japanese partners from the National Institution of Polar Research and the Japan Consortium on Arctic Environmental Research and others, and with the International Arctic Research Centre, University of Alaska Fairbanks, ISAC held a 3rd Responding to Change Workshop in the context of the ISAR meeting. The program from the workshop is available here and the final report is here.

(2) The 7th AOS / ISAC Town Hall meeting, open to everyone. We seek input from the Arctic community, researchers, managers and decision makers to participate in the guidance and development of a sustained, collaborative and international Arctic Observing Systems network (the focus of the biennial Arctic Observing Summit). Join us on Tuesday April 28th, 2015 (5:30 to 7 pm), Toyama International Conference Centre, room 205. 

      • Download flyer here

(3) In addition, there will be two presentations on ISAC International Program Office activities:

      • Murray M.,  Ibarguchi G., Schlosser P. et al. The Arctic Observing Summit: An activity of the International Study of Arctic Change and a SAON task (session C1)
      • Ibarguchi G. and Murray M. Engagement, creative design and collaborative strategies: Lessons for a resilient Arctic

ISAC contributions to ICARP priorities and ICARP III

ICARP III includes the following priorites:

  • To identify Arctic research priorities for the upcoming decade;
  • Coordinate international Arctic research agendas;
  • Inform decision makers, Northern communities, and the global community; and
  • Build strong paternerships and collaborations between producers and users of knowlede.

ISAC activities that directly contribute to ICARP III priorities include planning and the development of the biennial Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) and Responding to Change Workshops (RtoC Workshops; e.g. see Events page and RtoC Workshop 2012 Report). These activities facilitate dialogue, information-sharing, identifying priorities in research and action, and promote collaboration. The following document provide overviews of how ISAC activities align with ICARP III priorities.

The Arctic Observing Summit and processes:

  • Brief report: pdf

RtoC Workshops and activities:

  • Brief report: pdf
  • Presentation: pdf