The European Polar Board (EPB) is Europe's strategic science policy organization for Polar Affairs. Established in 1995, it acts as a voice and high-level facilitator for cooperation between European national funding agencies, national polar institutes and research organisations. The EPB is concerned with major strategic priorities in the Arctic and Antarctic and has members from national Polar operators and research institutes in 20 countries.
The Board is taking a central role in the coordination and management of Polar initiatives at a European level especially in relation. Major focus areas are the implementation of a new Polar framework moU, the launching of joint research programmes, the coordination of Polar research infrastructures, and policy issues in the context.