Since being initiated in 2016, Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM) meetings and their associated activities have provided a key, high-level coordinating platform for global research in the Arctic. We are now approaching the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3), due to be held in May 2021, co-organised by Iceland and Japan. The last year has also been quite influential with many high level developments within in European polar research community, like the development of the new EU Arctic policy, the release of the European Polar Research Program, EU-PolarNet 2 and the EU Polar Cluster, the ESA Polar Cluster, amongst many others. This webinar thus aims to explore a European perspective on the ASM process, including to underline developments since ASM2 and contributions to ASM3. The webinar will further explore how existing structures and entities for coordination of polar research in Europe help to facilitate the activities working towards the aims of ASM, nurturing a strong and cohesive European community for Arctic research.
Speakers from a range of European entities working to coordinate different aspects of Arctic science and research will discuss how these initiatives align with ASM objectives in the context of the four ASM3 Themes: Observe, Understand, Respond, and Strengthen.
A recording of the webinar, and a report will be made available afterwards.