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 9 strong applications totalling requests of over 97,500€ for only 35,000€ of funds. All applications were reviewed and evaluated by the IASC Executive Committee.
IASC is happy to announce that it will support, in whole or part, the following activities for 2017:
- Terrestrial Multidisciplinary distributed Observatories for the Study of Arctic Climate (T-MOSAiC) Implementation Workshop (Leads: João Canário & Warwick Vincent)
- Improving our understanding of extreme events in the Arctic using a crossdisciplinary approach (Leads: Alek Petty & Thomas Armitage)
- MOSAiC Implementation Workshop (Lead: Thomas Spengler)
- Investigation of local Arctic Air Pollution and its effects on human health and ecosystems (Leads: Julia Schmale, Pelle Tejsner, and Alevtina Evgrafova)
- Arctic Freshwater Resources Initiative (ArcFRI; Lead: Johanna Mård)
- Young Permafrost Researchers Workshop during the European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP 2018; Leads: Florence Magnin, Justine Ramage, Alevtina Evgrafova, and Caroline Coch)
- The importance of Arctic glaciers for the Arctic marine ecosystem (Lead: Thorben Dunse)
Funds are to be allocated by the end of the 2017 calendar year and spent by ASSW 2018. Further questions on IASC cross-cutting activities should be directed to the IASC Secretariat.