ARICE (Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium: A strategy for meeting the needs for marine-based research in the Arctic) is project financed by the EU HORIZON2020 RIA Research and Innovation action on the topic "Integrating Activities for Starting Communities". ARICE joins the efforts of 14 partners from 12 different countries (Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, Norway, Iceland, France, Italy, Poland, Finland, Denmark, Canada and the United States of America). The project will start on the 1st of January 2018 and will run for 4 years. ARICE is an international cooperation strategy aiming at providing Europe with better capacities for marine-based research in the ice-covered Arctic Ocean.
ARICE aims at reaching this goal by better coordinating the existing polar research fleet, by offering transnational access through a "call for ship-time proposals" to a set of six international High Arctic research icebreakers and by collaborating with maritime industry in a "programme of ships and platforms of opportunity".