IASC’s core mission is to encourage and facilitate cooperation throughout the Arctic research community. IASC therefore released the publication “Integrating Arctic Research – a Roadmap for the Future” in 2015, resulting from the ICARP III bottom-up process that was initiated by IASC and involved over 700 scientists from 27 countries.
The IASC Strategic Plan for the period 2018-2023 is based on the ICARP III roadmap and defines the directions in which IASC shall work for the next five years
The IASC Council approved IASC's new Strategic Plan at their meeting on 17 June 2018 in Davos, Switzerland.
IASC procedures are guided by the IASC Handbook (version 11 April 2022).