European Polar Board (EPB)
The European Polar Board (EPB) is the European Science Foundation`s (ESF) strategic advisory body on science policy in the Arctic and Antarctic. It is a platform for European engagement in international science programmes and provides strategic science policy advice to the European Commission and international bodies.
The European Polar Board facilitates the cooperation and coordination between Directors and managers of national funded Polar Programmes with the aim of identifying and prioritizing issues of Polar Science Strategy of common European interest and which add clear strategic value to the efforts of national programmes.
Norwegian Delegates to the European Polar Board
- Professor Harald Loeng (The Research Council of Norway)
International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)
The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) is a non-governmental, international scientific organization. The IASC mission is to encourage and facilitate cooperation in all aspects of Arctic research, in all countries engaged in Arctic research and in all areas of the Arctic region. Overall, IASC promotes and supports leading-edge multi-disciplinary research in order to foster a greater scientific understanding of the Arctic region and its role in the Earth system.
IASC is an international associate of the International Council for Science, ICSU, and an observer in the Arctic Council. IASC has connections to numerous international Arctic organisations. The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) is an initiative of IASC and is organized in cooperation with these international organisations. The purpose of the summit is to provide opportunities for coordination, collaboration and cooperation in all areas of Arctic science, and to combine science and management meetings to save on travel and time. A Science Symposium is organized as part of the ASSW every other year.
Norwegian IASC delegates
- Senior Advisor Susan Barr (Directorate for Cultural Heritage)
Mandate for the national delegate - IASC (PDF-166.1 KB)
Norwegian IASC Working Groups:
- Kjetil Tørseth (Norwegian Institute for Air Research)
- Anna Sjöblom (The University Centre in Svalbard)
- Jon Ove Hagen (University of Oslo)
- Jack Kohler (Norwegian Polar Institute)
- Randi Ingvaldsen (Institute of Marine Research)
- Marit Reigstad (University of Tromsø)
- Inger Greve Alsos (Tromsø University Museum)
- Steve Coulson (The University Centre in Svalbard)
Social and Human Sciences
- Halvor Dannevig (Vestlandsforsking)
- Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv (University of Tromsø)
Mandate for national representatives to working groups - IASC (PDF-173.4 KB)
Scientific Committee on Antartctic Research (SCAR)
SCAR is a committee of ICSU , the International Council for Science, and it is charged with the initiation, promotion and co-ordination of scientific research in Antarctica. SCAR also provides international, independent scientific advice to the Antarctic Treaty system and other bodies.
The membership of SCAR comprises the appropriate bodies of those national scientific academies or research councils which are the adhering bodies to ICSU and which are, or plan to be, active in Antarctic research, together with the relevant scientific Unions of ICSU.
Norwegian representatives to SCAR
- Director Jan-Gunnar Winther (Norwegian Polar Institute)
Mandate for the national delegate - SCAR (PDF-167.7 KB)
- Director Bo Andersen, Alternate delegate, (Norwegian Space Centre)
Mandate for the deputy national delegate - SCAR (PDF-166.6 KB)
Norwegian representatives for SCAR`s working groups for the period 16.5.2012 to 31.3.2015
- Lars Robert Hole, Meteorological Institute (Met.no), representative to Standing Scientific Group – Physical Science under SCAR
- Kenichi Matsuoka, Norwegian Polar Institute (NP), alternative representative to Standing Scientific Group – Physical Science under SCAR
- Kit Kovacs, Norwegian Polar Institute (NP), representative to Standing Scientific Group – Life Science under SCAR
- Olav Rune Godø, Institute for Marine Research (IMR), og Katrine Borgå, Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), alternative representatives to Standing Scientific Group – Life Science under SCAR
- Joachim Jacobs, Universitety of Bergen (UiB), representative to Standing Scientific Group – Geoscience under SCAR
- Synnøve Elvevold, Norsk Polarinstitutt (NP), alternative representative to Standing Scientific Group – Geoscience under SCAR
- Stein Tronstad, Norsk Polarinstitutt (NP), representative to Standing Committee - Data Management (SC-ADM) under SCAR
- Yngve Melvær, Norwegian Polar Institute (NP), representative to Standing Committee – Geographic Information (SC-AGI) under SCAR
Mandate for representatives to the working groups - SCAR (PDF-176.6 KB)
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