International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)

Joined Arctic Council
Iqaluit Ministerial meeting, 1998

Also present at the signing ceremony in Ottawa 19 September, 1996.

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Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON)
SAON's vision is a connected, collaborative, and comprehensive long-term pan-Arctic Observing System that serves societal needs. SAON's mission is to facilitate, coordinate, and advocate for...
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Cod drying. Photo: iStock
Blue Bioeconomy in the Arctic Region
The sustainable and intelligent use of renewable aquatic natural resources, with a focus on improving utilization and creating higher-value products.
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Actions for Arctic Biodiversity 2013-2021
Implementing the recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment.
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Carey Islands (Photo: Nicholas Per Huffeldt)

“I think it is important for research to have meaningful impact “

Interview with Dr Nicholas Huffeldt, 2020-2021 CAFF-IASC Fellow with the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme
05 Jun 2020
Dunlin with plastic exposure on the tundra (photo credit: Maria Gavrilo)

“There is very little information about the impacts of plastics on shorebirds”

Interview with Dr Scott Flemming, 2020-2021 CAFF-IASC Fellow with the Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative
28 May 2020

Interview with Arctic Council Observer: International Arctic Science Committee

The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) has had Observer status in the Arctic Council since 1998. As an Observer, IASC can contribute to the Arctic Council thro...
11 Mar 2020
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