The Second International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP II) was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 10-12 November 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 (e.g., elders and other leaders in the Indigenous communities of the North).
This process led to the analyses and recommendations, the results of which are documented in eleven Science Plans and a Background Paper on Contaminants.
The twelve Science Plans (eleven Science Plans and a Background Paper on Contaminants) can be downloaded here:
- Science Plan 1: Sustainable Development and Arctic Economies
- Science Plan 2: Indigenous Peoples and Change in the Arctic: Adaptation, Adjustment and Empowerment
- Science Plan 3: Arctic Coastal Processes
- Science Plan 4: Deep Central Basin of the Arctic Ocean
- Science Plan 5: Arctic Margins and Gateways
- Science Plan 6: Arctic Shelf Seas
- Science Plan 7: Terrestrial Cryospheric & Hydrologic Processes and Systems
- Science Plan 8: Terrestrial and Freshwater Biosphere and Biodiversity
- Science Plan 9: Modeling and Predicting Arctic Weather, Climate and Ecosystems
- Science Plan 10: Rapid Change, Resilience and Vulnerability in Social-Ecological Systems of the Arctic
- Science Plan 11: Arctic Science in the Public Interest
- Science Plan 12 (Background Paper): The Fate and Implications of Contaminants in the Arctic
- ICARP II Conference Proceedings