The ICARP IV process is a community-wide undertaking that will engage Arctic researchers, policy makers, residents and stakeholders from around the world to collegially discuss the state of Arctic science, the place the Arctic occupies in global affairs and systems, to

  • consider the most urgent knowledge gaps and Arctic research priorities and needs for the next decade, and
  • explore avenues to address these research needs. 

One of the main goals for the ICARP IV engagement process is a truly inclusive, diverse, and engaging process. This process shall ensure that the scientific goals for the next decade are firmly grounded on the advice and needs of Arctic scientists and science organisations, indigenous people and Arctic residents, stakeholders, and rights-holders. An important aspect will be the development and implementation of a bottom-up approach complementing and advising the work of the ICARP IV International Steering Committee.

The phase 2 of the ICARP IV process in 2023 will seek community input with a diverse set of engagement activities. Individuals, groups, networks, institutions and organisations are encouraged to organise projects and events as part of this ICARP IV engagement process.

More information on how to propose activities for the ICARP IV engagement process will be posted here by early November 2022. All upcoming activities will be posted in the Event calendar. IASC also encourages organisations that want to participate in the ICARP IV process as partner to contact the IASC Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ICARP IV Process Overview Version October 2022

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