International Polar Organisations and Programs



Arctic Council
The Arctic Council is a high level intergovernmental forum to provide a means for promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, with the involvement of the Arctic Indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.

IASC
IASC, the International Arctic Science Committee, is a non-governmental organisation whose aim is to encourage and facilitate cooperation in all aspects of Arctic research, in all countries engaged in Arctic research and in all areas of the Arctic region.

ISAC
The International Study of Arctic Change is a open-ended international research program designed to understand the future state of the Arctic System under anthropogenic stress. ISAC facilitates international co-operative efforts to understand the Arctic System and all its components on a pan-Arctic scale.

AMAP
The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme is an international organization established in 1991 to implement components of the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy (AEPS).

SCAR
The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research is charged with the initiating, developing and coordinating high quality international scientific research in the Antarctic region, and on the role of the Antarctic region in the Earth system.

SAON
In January 2007, the Sustained Arctic Observing Networks Initiating Group, composed of representatives of international organizations, agencies, and northern residents involved in research and operational and local observing, has been formed to develop a set of recommendations on how to achieve long-term Arctic-wide observing activities that provide free, open, and timely access to high-quality data that will realize pan-Arctic and global value-added services and provide societal benefits.

SIOS
The aim of the Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System is to establish an Arctic Earth Observing System in and around Svalbard that integrates the studies of geophysical, chemical and biological processes from all research and monitoring platforms.



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