IASC Working Groups (WGs) encourage and support science-led international programs by offering opportunities for planning and coordination, and by facilitating communication and access to facilities. Cross-Cutting Projects encourage to explore activities which straddle disciplinary lines. They are funded by at least two of the five IASC Working Groups: Atmosphere WG (AWG), Cryosphere WG (CWG), Marine WG (MWG), Social & Human WG (SHWG), and Terrestrial WG (TWG). Since 2021, projects that include Russian researchers and / or focus on research in the Russian Arctic, can be co-funded by the International Science Initiative in the Russian Arctic (ISIRA). For cross-cutting activities before 2019, please browse our online collection of yearbooks, the IASC Bulletin.
IASC publishes a call for cross-cutting projects every year in January. The next call for proposals will be published in December 2021 / January 2022.
The IASC Council, at its meeting at the 2011 Arctic Science Summit Week, decided to allocate funds for cross-cutting activities, that are supported by at least two of the five IASC Working Groups. 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.