ICARP III aims at engaging all partners in shaping the future of Arctic research needs. It is an open process, with the opportunity for the Arctic community writ large to contribute to the overall objectives. All partners who are interested in contributing in various ways are welcomed.

The planning and implementation of ICARP III is overseen by a Steering Committee composed of one representative of each of the ICARP III partner organizations and the IASC Working Groups. The committee is chaired by the past President of IASC and also includes the chairs of ICARP I and ICARP II and representatives of the local hosts of the ASSW 2014 and 2015. Secretarial support is provided by IASC.