Takk / Quyanaq / Giitu / Спасибо / Thank you, AOS 2020 keynote speakers, panelists, attendees and organizers!

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Stay tuned to arcticobservingsummit.org for the conference statement, working group summaries and call for papers for the AOS 2020 Arctic special issue

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Achieving Equity & Representation for Indigenous Peoples in Arctic Research

University of Alaska Fairbanks through IARC's Center for Arctic Policy Studies has sponsored the development of an AOS background document on Arctic Indigenous Peoples' perspectives on Arctic observing. Click "learn more" to view this valuable resource.



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AOS 2020 Agenda

Observing for Action is the theme of the 5th Arctic Observing Summit in 2020. Click on Learn more to view the draft daily agenda for the upcoming Summit to be held in Akureyri, Iceland (March 31-April 02, 2020).

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AOS 2018 Report

At the 4th AOS in 2018, delegates from 26 countries focused on the "Business Case for a Pan-Arctic Observing System". Click on the Learn More button to access/read the 2018 Summit Report.


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How to engage in the AOS

The AOS is a collaborative effort of the International Study of Arctic Change, the International Arctic Science Committee and Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks. To learn more about the AOS process, recent developments, engaging with the community before, during and after the Summit, click the link below.



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Joint Statement of Ministers - Second Arctic Science Ministerial

The Second Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM2) recently took place in Berlin, Germany on October 25-26, 2018. The main goal of the ASM2 was to further co-operation in Arctic science, by addressing challenges and creating joint action. Click on the link below to read the Joint Statement of Ministers from the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial. 

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AOS 2018 Summit Background Materials

The 2018 Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) was held in Davos, Switzerland, 24-26 June 2018. In case you missed the Summit, short statements  that were submitted in advance of the conference are available here and poster abstracts here.

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Arctic, Special Issue - Arctic Observing Summit

Hardcopy now available! Arctic (V68, Suppl. 1)
White papers from AOS 2013 and updates from 2014 are published a special issue of Arctic. Online articles are open access

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Synthesis Report: AOS 2013-2016

This report summarizes the main recommendations from the first three Arctic Observing Summits (2013, 2014 & 2016).

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"The Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) is a high-level, biennial summit that aims to provide community-driven, science-based guidance for the design, implementation, coordination and sustained long-term (decades) operation of an international network of Arctic observing systems. The AOS provides a platform to address urgent and broadly recognized needs of Arctic observing across all components of the Arctic system, including the human component. It fosters international communication and the widespread coordination of long-term observations aimed at improving understanding and responding to system-scale Arctic change."