We invite researchers of all disciplines, people from local and Indigenous Arctic communities, policymakers, funders of research, and all other stakeholders, to contribute towards the Horizon Scan by participating in this secure online survey, which asks you to name one or more priorities for Arctic research in the next decade.

We welcome submissions about local scale as well as large scale issues; well-known topics as well as under-appreciated ones; urgent concerns as well as more distant ones; topics concerning the environment, ecosystems, geology, industry, politics, language, culture, weather, climate. The submission window is open until 23 August 2022.

The project has two main ways for people to have their voices heard:

  • by participating in this online survey, to say what they think some research priorities should be;
  • by attending a workshop in Oxford (online participation is also possible) 7-9 September 2022. At the workshop, we will discuss and organise the research priorities, using the survey results as a starting point. All delegates to this workshop will be co-authors of an agenda-setting publication. Registration to the workshop is now open, please follow the instructions in here. We are currently fundraising to be able to pay Indigenous delegates to attend the workshop.

The outputs of this project will contribute to ensure that Arctic research is able to meet the needs of the future; including, as an essential part, the needs of the people who live in the Arctic regions and have lived there for time immemorial.

The project webpage with a link to the survey and more information is https://www.polar.ox.ac.uk/horizon/.