1. Advance polar research and communicate its relevance to policy, management, and society
a) Organize the summer school program according to the 2021-2023 Global Arctic Strategy (Arctic-Antarctic-Himalayas) and its successor.
b) Create an annual science-policy-science cycle:
- Winter: Survey members and key stakeholders to identify topic areas where NVP may have a positive impact in the coming year, particularly for issues that are emerging or might be slipping under the radar.
- Spring: Select priority topic areas based on the survey, designate a team of members responsible for each topic area, including the summer, fall, and winter activities listed next.
- Summer: Integrate these topic areas into the summer school and as additional/public events.
- Fall: Hold workshop(s) on the topic areas with members, students, experts, and stakeholders to distil key messages for scientists, policy makers, managers, and the public.
- Winter/Spring: Deliver key messages at one or more major events, and take other actions as determined.
c) Amplify key messages from others, contribute to public debates adding policy and societal relevance where appropriate.
d) Respond quickly when something new happens (e.g., an urgent management issue, or major new scientific discovery), for example through an abbreviated version of the annual cycle in (b) above.
e) Establish the Academy as an independent think tank on polar issues.
2. Broaden our membership base
a) Assess the breadth and depth of our membership, especially regarding the disciplines and regions involved in Action Area 1, and recruit new members to fill missing or underrepresented areas.
b) Create additional categories for involvement, such as collaborators or early-career affiliates, who help with a particular activity and may later become full members.
3. Strengthen our economic base
a) Create a sales pitch by documenting our added value in running the summer school and in bringing polar research to policy makers, managers, and the public as outlined in Action Area 1.
b) Develop a fundraising plan to use our sales pitch for specific potential funders.
4. Cooperate in Networks
a) Develop projects in cooperation with our institutional members in areas of shared interest.
b) Obtain membership in polar related councils and committees.
c) Organize scientific seminars in Norway and abroad, based on our international membership.
d) Seek collaboration with other academies and academic institutions who share or complement our interests to develop larger projects than we can realize on our own.