Have you ever heard of the “Arctic Freshwater Resources Initiative (ArcFRI)"? Have you ever wondered what happens when experts in glaciology, oceanography, atmospheric dynamics, marine biology, terrestrial/permafrost, and anthropology come together to discuss extreme events in the Arctic? Did you know that the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) will be the first year-round expedition into the central Arctic exploring the Arctic climate system?

Over the next months, the IASC newsletter will feature five short overviews describing the scope and main outcomes of recent IASC cross-cutting activities.

IASC cross-cutting activities are those supported by at least two IASC Working Groups, which promote system-scale activities within IASC, and which encourage the WGs to explore interdisciplinary activities, in particular across the natural and social sciences.

Fostering interdisciplinarity is central to IASC’s mission, as recently underlined again in the IASC Strategic Plan. Among the other goals, IASC will facilitate Arctic research cooperation by stimulating and promoting cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in order to address societally-relevant questions that are inherently interdisciplinary.

Want to learn more? Check out the next issue of the IASC Newsletter and visit iasc.info!