• Membership is open to anyone interested in Arctic social sciences.
  • Membership is required to participate in at IASSA's International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS).
  • Members receive IASSA's online newsletter, the Northern Notes.
  • Membership fees cover secretariat costs and assist towards organizing the ICASS and other activities further the objectives of IASSA, such as representation at Arctic Council.
  • Please consider becoming a member now to support the mission of the IASSA organization.
    For payment of membership fee (both new members and renewals), please click on Become a member and you will be directed to a secure payment site.    

Web Privacy Policy                 

Commitment to Privacy

International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) values individuals' privacy.

The following information explains the Internet privacy policy for IASSA website. In legal terms, however, it shall not be construed as a contractual promise and IASSA reserves the right to amend it at any time without notice. Privacy and public records obligations of IASSA are governed by applicable Iowa statutes, including, but not limited to Chapter 22 of the Code of Iowa, and by any applicable U.S. federal laws. IASSA respects the privacy of users visiting our websites and will abide by all applicable laws concerning the release of personal information.

The information we collect

When you visit IASSA websites, certain client information and essential, as well as nonessential technical information (collectively referred to as access information) is automatically collected. No other information is collected through our web site except when you deliberately send it to us (for example, by clicking on a link to send us an e-mail or submit other information). 

The way we use information

As a general rule, IASSA does not track individual visitor profiles. We do, however, analyze aggregate traffic and access information for resource management and website planning purposes. IASSA reserves the right to use log details to investigate resource management or security concerns. We will never sell or rent your e-mail address or other individual personal information with anyone without your advance permission. Information submitted to us is used to interact with you based on your request for information or continue communications based on a prior relationship.

Providing information is your choice

There is no legal requirement for you to provide any information at our website. Our website will not work, however, without routing information and essential technical information. Failure of your browser to provide nonessential technical information will not prevent your use of our website but may prevent certain features from working. For any optional information that is requested at our website, failure to provide the requested information will mean that the particular feature or service associated with that part of the website may not be available to you.

Our commitment to data security

IASSA is dedicated to taking reasonable precautions in preventing unauthorized data access, maintaining data accuracy, and ensuring the appropriate use of information. We strive to put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial safeguards to secure the information we collect online. These security practices are consistent with the policies of the university and with the laws and regulatory practices of the State of Iowa and the Federal government.



Contact Information

IASSA Secretariat

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

Phone:  +47 75 51 79 91

Contact information


Website: www.iassa.org

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


> IASSA mailing list

> Arctic links of interest

> IASSA working groups

Designed and hosted by Arctic Portal


  • Association of Polar Early Career Scientists
  • University of the Arctic
  • International Arctic Science Committee