What happens next ?

The Steering Group has held meetings in Copenhagen and Sct. Petersburg in January - February 2004.

In order to keep to the timeline, the Steering Group will develop a set of selected ICARP II themes on the basis of the feedback from the research communities.

Members have been appointed of the working groups; e.g. those who will be drafting the circumarctic science plans.

The working groups will begin work in the spring of 2004 and work for approximately 12 months. The conference is planned for the fall of 2005 in Copenhagen.