Skip to main content

Highlights to the Fourth International Conference for Arctic Research Planning

The International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP) is an Arctic Science Conference, convened periodically by IASC (International Arctic Science Committee) and its partners to identify key scientific questions and issues.

ICARP I was held in in Hanover NH (USA) in 1995, ICARP II took a place in Copenhagen (Denmark) in 2005 and ICARP III happend in Toyama (Japan) in 2015. Following an invitation from the US Polar Research Board at the National Academies, the IASC Council voted to approve Boulder, Colorado as the host of ICARP IV in 2025, to be held concurrently with Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW).

It is the intention of IASC that the focus of ICARP IV will be on important research questions that cut across many disciplines and knowledge systems. IASC that will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2025 is coordinating a multi-year planning process for the conference. This process 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 research priorities that lie before us, and to explore avenues to address these research needs.

Read more here: