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Alpine areas (www.eu-interact.org). Still, in 2012 it research logistics at an international level. New was stated that “there is an unrealized potential in Terms of Reference were adopted in 2013, and the the coordination of ships/vessels/stations. It simply ties between FARO and the newly reformed IASC needs innovative thinking and cooperation. We will have been reinforced through a Memorandum of save money by coordinating of logistics and by help- Understanding. The potential for the future is open. ing each other.” Several national and international research logis- Leadership of FARO Chairperson tics initiatives have been presented and discussed 1998-2003 within FARO, such as the formation of a regional fo- Bonnie Hrycyk, rum—the Pacific Arctic Group (PAG), the planning for Polar Continental Shelf Program, Canada new research vessels, the initiative for a new Cana- 2004-2005 dian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS), and the Anders Karlqvist, Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium for Europe Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, Sweden (ARICE) initiative on icebreaker collaboration. 2006-2009 Simon Stephenson, The primary function of FARO is to serve the arctic National Science Foundation, USA scientific community, and as such FARO maintains 2009-2011 a close relation to IASC. FARO has also maintained Marty Bergmann, good contacts with its ‘sister organization’ in the Polar Continental Shelf Programme, Canada South, COMNAP, and has been active in major inter- 2012- national activities such as IPY. Another operational Magnus Tannerfeldt, matter of great importance to Arctic scientists re- Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, Sweden lates to harmonizing procedures for permissions to Executive Secretary do research on land and in waters of national sover- 1998-2005 eignty. Such questions are discussed in FARO and Odd Rogne, will be further addressed with the Arctic Council and Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway its member states. 2005- Morten Rasch, The organizational structure of FARO has yet to be Aarhus University, Denmark developed. It was initiated as an informal platform Academic Secretary for information exchange between Arctic logistics 2009- operators but has not yet evolved into an organiza- Lillian Magelund Jensen, tion with the mandate and resources to coordinate Aarhus University, Denmark The R/V Lance while anchored to sea-ice during the Air-Ice-Sea Interaction II course on Svalbard, fall of 2012. Icebreaker cruise to (81N,1E) to conduct measurements on the sea ice. Photo by Jakob Sievers 40 00 02 IASC Initiatives