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IASC Networks research program investigating the most important Addressing a main recommendation of the questions currently associated with understanding 2006/2007 Review and Strategy Group, IASC circum-Arctic lithosphere evolution. Council decided that ongoing IASC Projects would be finalized in 2007, but given the opportunity to re-apply as IASC Networks. Networks are IASC-endorsed, thematic groups with a specific scientific mission enhanced by affiliation with IASC. IASC networks are international, address specific scientific issues on a circum-arctic scale and strive to involve early career scien- Arctic Climate System Network (ACSNet) Year of approval: 2011 The ACSNet aims, through the coordination and networking of existing or emerging fieldwork, to implement an intensive cross-disciplinary study of tists. the role of the polar seas in climate. Network on Arctic Glaciology (NAG) Year of approval: 2007 Palaeo-Arctic Spatial and Temporal Gateways (PAST Gateways) Year of approval: 2012 (2007 for APEX) The NAG, formed out of the MAGICS Project (see above), aims to address rapid change in arctic ice masses by initiating scientific programs and facilitating international cooperation between glaciologists and climate modelers in order to develop an understanding of arctic land ice and its role in global The scientific goal of PAST Gateways is to understand Arctic environmental change during the period preceding instrumental records and across decadal to millennial timescales. It builds on the former IASC Network Arctic Palaeoclimate and its Extremes (APEX). climatic and environmental change. Polar Archaeology Network (PAN) Year of approval: 2010 The PAN, encompassing Arctic, Subarctic, and Subantarctic archaeology, is a forum to meet the need for addressing scientific issues, research policies, education, public outreach, cultural heritage and other questions relating to archaeology and early history of the Arctic and Antarctic. Arctic Coastal Dynamics (ACD) Year of approval: 2007 Arctic in Rapid Transitions (ART) Year of approval: 2013 ART is an initiative developed by early career scientists as a continuation of the ICARP II Marine Roundtable, an initiative of the AOSB, now the Marine Working Group of the IASC. ART aims at studying the impact of environmental changes on the Arctic marine ecosystem, focussing on bridging across time-scales, by incorporating paleo-studies with modern observations and modeling. The ACD Network is the continuation of the former Arctic Freshwater Synthesis (AFS) Year of approval: 2013 ACD Project (see above). AFS is conducting a scientific synthesis that focuses on the various Arctic freshwater sources, fluxes, storage and effects. The range of sources Circum-Arctic Lithosphere Evolution (CALE) Year of approval: 2010 and fluxes to be assessed include: atmospheric va- CALE is a multinational and multi-disciplinary ablation and marine (low-salinity water) exchanges. 116 00 06 Appendices pour transport, precipitation-evaporation, river flow, ablation of glaciers and ice caps, sea ice formation/