This session aims to discuss different regional and international initiatives to improve connections and understanding between Arctic researchers, policymakers, and other stakeholders. In doing so, we will promote collaborative opportunities in global polar networks for all stakeholders.

While orientated on European organisations and projects, presentations highlighting successes and lessons learnt from other regions, and national-level bi- and multilateral agreements, are welcome.

To bring a perspective from the southern pole, examples of Antarctic mechanisms for connecting research and policymaking will be highlighted.