The IPY-CARE project - science plan

The IPY-CARE Science Plan has been developed by the IPY-CARE Steering Committee and participants and funded through an EU Specific Support Action. The overall objective is:

To explore, quantify and model Arctic climate change, its interaction with the climate in lower latitudes and its impact on Arctic marine ecosystem, and to assess the socio-economic consequences for Europe.

Expert groups were established for the following six main Workpackages which represent the main components of the Science Plan:

The expert groups have prepared the contribution to each of the Workpackages. A main part of this activity was the organisation of the IPY-CARE conference at Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven 12 - 14 October 2005.