The Initiative on Climate Adaptation Research and Understanding through the Social Sciences is an effort to bring together scholars, researchers, students, decision makers, and activists interested in working on adaptation to climate variability and change. Members of the initiative are particularly interested in social-scientific and humanistic approaches to understanding climate-related vulnerabilities, risks, and human and ecosystem responses to vulnerability and risks over time and across scales.

Guided by the four ICARUS founders, Arun Agrawal, Maria Lemos, Ben Orlove and Jesse Ribot, the research and practical interests of ICARUS members are wide and broad ranging. Initiative aims to serve as a forum for discussion, exchanges, and interactions among members and others interested in climate variability and change.

To see images and read through papers and presentations from the inaugural meeting of ICARUS held at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,  Illinois in April 2009 follow the link below:

ICARUS I – Papers and Presentations

To see presentations and images from the ICARUS II Conference held at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan in May 2011 visit the link below:

ICARUS II- Presentations