Main mission

The International Scientific Committee on Research in the Alps promotes international cooperation in Alpine research. In 2000, ISCAR was recognized by the Alpine Conference as an official observer of the Alpine Convention. In this function, ISCAR provides research and scientific expertise in the official bodies of the Alpine Convention, from which it takes up research needs.

Objectives of the ISCAR convention 1999

In the ISCAR Convention, partner institutions from six alpine countries agreed in four objectives:

Promote interdisciplinary research on the Alps and the transfer of scientific knowledge to policymakers and the general public.

Stimulate scientific research of relevance for the Alps  as well as their implementation within international or mountain research programmes.

Ensure the continuity and scientific quality of ForumAlpinum and AlpWeek to promote international cooperation in Alpine research.

Take up research topics that benefit the Alpine Convention and advise responsible authorities on matters concerning the Convention.