The International Commission on Polar Meteorology (ICPM) is a focus for research into the meteorology and climatology of the Arctic and Antarctic. It is one of the ten commissions of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS), which is in turn part of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG).
ICPM has three primary objectives:
- To promote polar meteorology through the organisation of relevant symposia at appropriate meetings, including those of IUGG and IAMAS
- To initiate, facilitate and coordinate research programmes in this field
- To facilitate the publication of recent research
The statutes of ICPM can be found here (.pdf)