Bodø in spring. Photo: Kent Even Grundstad

IASSA cooperates with other organizations in order to enhance its own objectives of promoting Arctic social sciences.  While IASSA maintains informal ties with many organizations, it has formal agreements with the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)and University of the Arctic (UArctic), and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS).

IASC-IASSA Letter of Agreement download LoA renewed April 2013 download LoA signed Spring 2008
IASC-UArctic-IASSA Letter of Agreement     download LoA signed April 2011  download LoA signed June 2017
APECS-IASSA Memorandum of Understanding      signed 2010  

IASSA enjoys Observer Status at the Arctic Council.

IASSA is a member of the International Science Council.


Contact Information

IASSA Secretariat

Nord University
Universitetsalleen 11
P.o. Box 1490
8049 BODØ

Phone:  +47 75 51 79 91

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Information on previous IASSA Secretariats can be found at the IASSA history page.


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