The thematic set on Arctic Geosciences published by the IASC Geosciences' Action Group includes the following papers:

Emerging questions in Arctic geoscience: introduction
Victoria Pease and Bernard Coakley
Journal of the Geological Society, v. 173:966

Bernard Coakley, Kelley Brumley, Nina Lebedeva-Ivanova, and David Mosher
Exploring the geology of the central Arctic Ocean; understanding the basin features in place and time
Journal of the Geological Society, v. 173:967-987

J. Toro, E. L. Miller, A. V. Prokopiev, Xiaojing Zhang, and R. Veselovskiy
Mesozoic orogens of the Arctic from Novaya Zemlya to Alaska
Journal of the Geological Society, v. 173:989-1006,

Karsten Piepjohn, Werner von Gosen, and Franz Tessensohn
The Eurekan deformation in the Arctic: an outline
Journal of the Geological Society, v. 173:1007-1024,

Please contact the IASC Secretariat to request a copy of the thematic set.

Goals of ICARP III – the future of Arctic research from the early career researchers’ point of view

Strategy Paper in Polar Science published by Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART): Priorities for the future of marine and coastal research in the Arctic

ART is an official network of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC). The paper is a direct outcome of the 3rd International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III), which is an international strategy process led by IASC.

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The MOSAiC Science Plan is now available for download.

This plan has been developed by the MOSAiC Science Plan writing team during 2013-2016 and lays out the scientific vision and design of the MOSAiC initiative. The Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) is a key international flagship initiative under the auspices of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC).

MOSAiC Science Plan

“The Arctic Freshwater System in a Changing Climate” report has now been released.

The report is an assessment produced jointly by the World Climate Research Programme’s Climate and Cryosphere Project (CliC) (, IASC and AMAP ( The AFS Summary report is based on the scientific articles that have been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication in a Special Issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences.

AFS Report “The Arctic Freshwater System in a Changing Climate”

Subject: Integrating Arctic Research - a Roadmap for the Future

The official outcomes of the Third International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III) were published online today. The report, entitled "Integrating Arctic Research – A Roadmap for the Future“ presents the key messages that emerged from the 2-year ICARP III process.
Initiated by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) with engagement from its partners, ICARP III provided a process for integrating priorities for forward-looking, collaborative, interdisciplinary Arctic research and observing, and for establishing an inventory of recent and current synthesis documents and major developments in Arctic research. The report identifies the most important Arctic research needs and provides a roadmap for research priorities and partnerships. The ICARP process points the way for scientists to take action, in cooperation with rights holders and stakeholders, to produce results that will have global impact. It concludes that the role of the Arctic in the global system, the prediction of future climate dynamics and ecosystem responses, and improved understanding of the vulnerability and resilience of Arctic environments and societies must be prioritized.

For more information please see the report under