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The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) is a non-governmental organisation that aims to encourage, facilitate and promote cooperation in all aspects of Arctic research in all countries engaged in Arctic research and in all areas of the Arctic region.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent United States federal agency created to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense. NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities.

The Research Council is Norway’s official body for the development and implementation of national research strategy. The Council is responsible for enhancing Norway’s knowledge base and for promoting basic and applied research and innovation in order to help meet research needs within society. The Research Council also works actively to encourage international research cooperation.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada and its Special Operating Agency, the Canadian Coast Guard, deliver programs and services that support sustainable use and development of Canada’s waterways and aquatic resources.

APECS is an international and interdisciplinary organization for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, early faculty members, educators and others with interests in Polar Regions and the wider cryosphere. Their aims are to stimulate interdisciplinary and international research collaborations, and develop effective future leaders in polar research, education and outreach.

The International Arctic Research Center (IARC) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) has a mission to foster Arctic research in an international setting to help the nation and the international community to understand, prepare for, and adapt to the Panarctic impacts of climate change. More than 20 international groups and more than 60 scientists are collaborating with IARC, allowing the institute to meet our mission and goals through shared understanding and cooperation.

GEOMAR at the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences fosters basic research in Ocean Circulation and Climate, Marine Biogeochemistry, Marine Ecology, and Dynamics of the Ocean Floor but also promotes research into highly socially relevant issues such as anthropogenic climate change, influences and interaction within marine ecosystems and natural hazards due to marine volcanism and earth quakes.

The Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) conducts research in the Arctic and Antarctic, as well as in temperate latitudes. The AWI coordinates polar research in Germany and provides the necessary equipment and key infrastructure for polar expeditions. The research involves the reconstruction of the history of polar continents and oceans, identifying, quantifying and modelling the various interactions between marine element cycles and the biology and ecology and further the study of coupled ocean-ice-atmosphere system and its importance for the world climate.