IASC aims to facilitate international and interdisciplinary Arctic science. To meet this aim, it allocates funds each year for Cross-Cutting Activities – activities that are supported by at least two of the five IASC Working Groups (WGs). The objective of this WG-spanning program is to promote system-scale activities within IASC and to encourage the WGs to explore interdisciplinary activities, in particular across the natural and social sciences.

This year, IASC received strong applications totalling requests of over 100,000€! All applications were reviewed and evaluated by the IASC Working Group members.

IASC is happy to announce that it will support, in whole or part, the following activities for 2019-2020:

  • Arctic Urbanization and Sustainable Development (Julia Schmale)
  • BEPSII: Biogeochemical Exchange Processes at Sea-Ice Interfaces (Nadja Steiner)
  • Arctic Futures 2050 (Brendan P. Kelly)
  • MOSAiC Summer School (Markus Rex)
  • CATCH: the Cryosphere and ATmospheric CHemistry (Jo Browse, Jennie Thomas)
  • 6th Snow Science Winter School (Martin Schneebeli)
  • Glacier-Ocean Interactions and their Impact on Arctic Marine Ecosystems (Thorben Dunse)
  • CoAST: Coastal Arctic Science Teams (Alice Bradley)
  • Gender in Polar Research: Gendered field work conditions, epistemologies and legacies (Gertrude Eilmsteiner Saxinger, Otto Habeck)
  • Nunataryuk Summer School (João Canário, Peter Schweitzer)
  • Arctic Council Observer Activities (Lee Cooper)

Updated information about, and outcomes from, these activities will be posted here. Funds are to be spent by ASSW 2020. Further questions on IASC cross-cutting activities should be directed to the IASC Secretariat.