Stimulating early career development in the international world of arctic Science
Summary by Mare Pit, IASC|
The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), encourages, facilitates and promotes leading edge multi-disciplinary research to foster a greater scientific understanding of the arctic region and its role in the Earth system. IASC was established in 1990 and today comprises nineteen member countries. IASC is an international associate of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and an observer in the Arctic Council. It also provides the Arctic Council working groups and other organizations, on
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request and on own initiative, with objective and independent scientific advice on issues of science affecting the management of the Arctic region.
IASC recognizes that new and next generations of researchers will be faced with increasingly critical challenges due to the impacts of climate change on these regions and their global significance. The Committee therefore believes that it is of great importance to foster these young researchers and promotes and involves early career scientists working in the Arctic by:
• Striving for representation of early career researchers in the organization;
• Providing endorsement, support and dissemination of information on activities, projects and
request for participation and;
• Providing travel grants to early career scientist for selected conferences
In 2008 IASC and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS). The agreement underlines the common goal of working internationally and across disciplines to increase the understanding of Earth’s polar regions and their connections to the global system. It simultaneously identifies a joint commitment to the professional development of early career polar researchers and the need for a continuum of leadership in polar research.
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International Arctic Science Committee
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Bundeling van kennis, onderzoek en onderwijs over de Noord- en de Zuidpool
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