Prepared by an international and interdisciplinary team, with support from the IASC Social and Human Working Group, the International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) and the Arctic-FROST research coordination network, this paper aims to evaluate the state of sustainability research in the Arctic.

The team reviewed science plans from ICARP-II (2005) and progress toward addressing sustainability and sustainable development research since then. ICARP II Science Plans focusing on economic development, indigenous considerations, social-ecological change, and research processes and communication were considered. Future research priorities for research on arctic sustainability and sustainable development, both in areas of interest identified by the ICARP-II Science Plans and in areas that have emerged as important since 2005 were indentified. The paper considers theory, methodology, synthesis, indicators, governance, and ecological dimensions of arctic sustainability science.

White Paper on Arctic Sustainability Research

New article "Future avenues for permafrost science from the perspective of early career researchers" published in "The Cryosphere“.

As a contribution to ICARP III, a new paper about the future of permafrost research was recently published in „The Cryosphere“:

Fritz, M., Deshpande, B. N., Bouchard, F., Högström, E., Malenfant-Lepage, J., Morgenstern, A., Nieuwendam, A., Oliva, M., Paquette, M., Rudy, A. C. A., Siewert, M. B., Sjöberg, Y., and Weege, S.: Brief Communication: Future avenues for permafrost science from the perspective of early career researchers, The Cryosphere, 9, 1715-1720, 2015.

The paper summarizes the top five research questions for the next decade of permafrost science from the perspective of early career researchers (ECRs). It highlights the pathways and structural preconditions to address these research priorities. This manuscript is an outcome of a community consultation conducted for and by ECRs on a global level.

The Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Project and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS have teamed up with IASC to work with ICARP III participants to create FrostBytes showcasing their contribution to this important process.

Visit to watch the ICARP III FrostBytes.

Integrating Arctic Research: A Roadmap for the Future

Please download the ASSW 2015 Conference Statement here

Article published in The Cryosphere Discussions with the title ‘Future avenues for permafrost science

from the perspective of early career researchers’.


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