The third International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III) provides a framework to:

ICARP III does not undertake the development of new science plans but rather builds on the many comprehensive science plans that exist already and compliments those with processes to identify gaps that may need attention.

Considering the outcomes of ICARP II, the International Polar Year, recent assessments and upcoming and new initiatives, it is a process for:

Engaging all partners, including funders, in shaping the future of Arctic research needs, ICARP III:

ICARP III is governed by a Steering Committee established by the participating organizations. It is structured along scientific themes and includes a series of events, culminating in a final conference at the Arctic Science Summit Week 2015.