During the Arctic Science Summit Week 2013 in Krakow, Poland, IASC and its partners signed one new Memorandum of Understanding and renewed 4 Formal Agreements to strengthen their joint commitment of supporting international Arctic research:

New Memorandum of Understanding between IASC and the Forum of Arctic Research Operators (FARO)

Signed during the Arctic Science Summit Week 2013 in Krakow, Poland, the Memorandum of Understanding between IASC and the Forum of Arctic Research Operators (FARO) identifies a joint commitment to support international Arctic research. The Parties share common goals of working internationally and across disciplines to increase the understanding of Earth's polar regions and their connections to the global system.

CliC, IASC and SCAR continue cooperation for the next 5 years

During the Arctic Science Summit Week 2013, a trilateral agreement in form of a 5-year Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between WCRP Climate and Cryosphere Project (CliC), the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) was signed. It supersedes the WCRP/IASC/SCAR Agreement of 2008. The Parties share common goals of working internationally and across disciplines to increase the understanding of the cryospheric elements of the Earth’s climate system and their interconnections. IASC, SCAR and CliC have a long history of successful collaboration through a number of activities and initiatives involving ice sheet mass balance, sea ice, permafrost, and polar oceanography.

IASSA and IASC renew their 5-year Agreement

Renewed during the Arctic Science Summit Week 2013 in Krakow, Poland by the International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) and IASC, the 5-year Letter of Agreement aims to to combine efforts in selected fields and activities so as to raise the level of impact of both organizations in terms of making scientific advances and of advising policy makers, as well as to avoid duplication. The focus of IASSA-IASC joint activities should be on interdisciplinary work.

IACS, IASC and SCAR renew Letter of Agreement for the next 5 years

During the Arctic Science Summit Week 2013 in Krakow, Poland, a trilateral agreement in form of a 5-year Letter of Agreement (MoA) between the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) was signed. It supersedes the IACS/IASC/SCAR Agreement of 2008. The three organizations share a number of common interests and practices, which will make it relatively easy for them to work together, for example in arranging workshops, conferences, and reports on topics of mutual scientific interest, in developing integrated plans for cryospheric research, in communicating to the public on cryospheric issues, and in providing advice to policy makers.

Agreement between APECS, IASC and SCAR continues for 5 years

A trilateral agreement in form of a 5-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) was signed during the Arctic Science Summit Week 2013. It supersedes the MoU of 2008.
APECS, IASC and SCAR share common goals of working internationally and across disciplines to increase the understanding of Earth's polar regions and their connections to the global system. They recognize the importance of fostering the next generation of researchers that will be faced with increasingly critical challenges due to the impacts of climate change on these regions and their global significance. The MoU identifies a joint commitment to the professional development of early career polar researchers and the need for a continuum of leadership in polar research as important mutual aims of all Parties.