The RICC directive is to
- Organise the operational relations between the SIOS activity programme and the partner facilities.
The RICC work programme for 2022
- Test the new e-learning for Svalbard research
- Work towards better coordination of logistical services for SIOS members
- Discuss research infrastructure investment priorities and potential for collaboration
Associated task forces
- There are no active task forces associated with this working group.
Key achievements in 2021
- Mapped SIOS members' research infrastructure investment plans
- Gave input to SOAG and SIOS-KC on a range of research infrastructure optimisation initiatives
- Supported participants in the SIOS access programme
News from RICC
2021 was somewhat more predictable than 2020, but still in terms of travel restrictions implemented to reduce the spread of Covid-19. 13 of the projects supported through the SIOS access programme were able to fully or mostly complete their planned fieldwork, but there are still 8 projects that have been postponed to 2022. RICC members have been working with the project participants to find solutions, and SIOS-KC has secured an extension to the funding from the Research Council of Norway so the projects can be financially supported this year. We hope that the final projects can complete their fieldwork in 2022 at last!
You can find a full list of SIOS supported projects due to be be carried out in 2021 here, along with updates from completed projects.
RICC members are used to meeting on virtual platforms, and the working group meetings have been progressing as normal. SIOS-KC would like to extend our thanks to all those that have contributed to maintaining SIOS activities during this unusual time.
Photo: RICC members and others in attendance at Polar Night Week 2020.