The teleconference will be hosted by Robert Corell, chair of the ICARP II Steering Group, in conjunction with Resource Media. International toll-free numbers have been set up so that people from around the globe may participate in the teleconference. Call-in numbers and instructions are below.

The final report, including all chapters and the Overview Document, is available here.

The teleconference will include opening comments by Dr. Corell as well as summary statements by some of the lead authors and Steering Group members, including Dr. Heidi Kassens, addressing chapters dealing with marine issues; Dr. Torben Christensen, addressing terrestrial issues; Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin, addressing chapters dealing with the cryosphere, weather, and modeling; and Dr. Lars Kullerud, addressing chapters related to social sciences, public interest, and sustainability. Participants will be invited to address questions to these experts.

In particular, representatives from funding agencies are invited to consider the science plans set forth by the ICARP II process and address specific questions to those most intimately involved in the development of the science plans.

Background Information:
Held in Copenhagen on 10-12 November 2005, ICARP II brought together over 450 scientists, policy makers, research managers, Indigenous Peoples, and others interested in and concerned about the future of arctic research.

The conference was a culmination of a 24-month planning process involving over 140 scientists in 12 Working Groups that developed science plans around twelve critical research themes identified by the conference sponsors based upon input from the science and arctic community at large. Conference participants were actively involved in modifying and improving these plans. The ultimate goal of the ICARP II process is to initiate and implement forward-looking research projects.

Teleconference Call-in Instructions:
The teleconference will take place on Monday, 26 November 2007, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (U.S. East Coast). Toll-free numbers are listed below. For the first 30 minutes of the call participants will be in a listen-only mode. When the panel has completed its reports, participants will be given instructions on how to address questions.

PASSCODE for all callers: 72095

1-800-290-9461 (USA)
1-888-259-2914 (Canada)
080-009-2358 (UK)
080-011-8936 (Finland)
800-117-34 (Norway)
020-793-747 (Sweden)
808-834-76 (Denmark)
080-002-3308-2 (The Netherlands)
080-018-2450-8 (Germany)
080-090-6627 (France)

Participants from other countries must use the following number, which is a toll number: 1-334-323-7224.