The three organizations have a number of common interests and a solid history of working together in arranging workshops, conferences, and reports on topics of mutual scientific interest. The agreement will also help the communication of scientific output to students and the general public.
“The International Arctic Science Committee is looking forward to enhancing our collaboration with IASSA and UArctic. Several joint activities were initiated during the International Polar Year and sustaining these and new efforts will ensure a significant contribution to the legacy of IPY,” says David Hik, President of IASC.
The agreement directly addresses the request from the Ninth Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region, (Brussels 13-15 September 2010) for the organizations to enhance their collaborative efforts to support research, education and access to information in the Arctic.
UArctic President Lars Kullerud notes that, “this agreement creates a common foundation to develop the next generation of young scientists by bridging higher education activities with research programs. It will also ensure that the results of scientific research are readily accessible and relevant for students and other stakeholders through the creation out new outreach activities.”