ICARP IV Process
The 4th International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP IV) Process 2022 - 2026
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ICARP IV Summit in Boulder, CO (USA) from 20 - 28 March 2025


From ICARP IV to IPY 5: IASC at the Arctic Circle Berlin Forum 2024

7th May 2024

The International Arctic Science Committee will participate today in the Arctic Circle Berlin Forum (7-8 May, Berlin, Germany) with the session Defining Priorities for Arctic Research and International Cooperation for the Next Decade: From ICARP IV to IPY 5. The Arctic Circle Berlin Forum, hosted by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and co-organized with the German Arctic Office at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, will explore the roles of Science, Climate, Policies, and Europe in the future of the Arctic. 

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ASSW 2025 – First Circular : Invitation to Boulder, Colorado (USA) for ASSW 2025

2nd May 2024

On behalf of the U.S. National Academies’ Polar Research Board and the Local Organising Committee, we invite you to Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2025 in beautiful Boulder, Colorado (USA) from 20–28 March 2025.

The theme of ASSW 2025 is “Arctic Research Planning for the Next Decade” as it will include the Fourth International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP IV) Summit, providing a unique opportunity for participants to contribute toward planning the next decade of Arctic research. 

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Deadline Extended (10 March): Request for Community Input - ICARP Initial Impact Assessment

14th February 2024

The planning for ICARP IV is underway and IASC, together with the ICARP IV hosts, have commissioned an initial assessment on the impact and outcomes of the past three ICARP meetings in 1995, 2005 and 2015 to be presented at the Arctic Science Summit Week 2024 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK in March 2024. We are asking all who have participated in a past ICARP conference to fill in this short survey and share your thoughts on the process, new collaborations you may have formed as a result and suggestions for the future. Deadline to complete the survey has been extended to March 10.  

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Past ICARP's

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ICARP III - 2015

The Third International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III) was held in Toyama, Japan in 2015 and provided a framework to identify Arctic science priorities for the next decade; coordinate various Arctic research agendas; inform policy makers, people who live in or near the Arctic and the global community and build constructive relationships between producers and users of knowledge.

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ICARP II - 2005

The Second International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP II) was held in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2005. It brought together scientists, policy makers, research managers, indigenous peoples, and others interested in and concerned about the future of Arctic research. ICARP II was structured around twelve major areas of potential research needs, each of which has been led by an international team of scientists and other experts.

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ICARP I - 1995

The First International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP I) was held in Hanover, NH, USA, in 1995. It reviewed the state of Arctic science and resulted in a series of IASC-supported research projects

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