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Register for AOS 2024

Registration is now open for AOS 2024. Early-bird fees are available until January 31. We look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh and online!

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Submissions Deadline Extended

AOS 2024 short statements and poster abstracts can now be submitted up until January 30, 2024.

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AOS 2024 Announced!

The 7th Arctic Observing Summit (AOS 2024) will be held March 27–29, 2024 in Edinburgh, Scotland as part of Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2024. Planning is underway and we will share details as they become available.

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AOS 2022 Conference Statement

The AOS 2022 Conference Statement is now available to read.

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Arctic Observing Summit

The Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) is a biennial summit that aims to provide guidance based on the best available knowledge 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 foster international communication and the widespread coordination of long-term observations aimed at improving understanding and responding to system-scale Arctic change. It is an international forum for optimizing resource allocation through coordination and exchange among all involved or interested in long-term observing activities, while minimizing duplication and gaps.

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Register now for AOS 2024!

Registration is now open for AOS 2024, with early-bird fees available until January 31. Register now through the ASSW registration portal. We look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh and online!

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Call for Co-Chairs for AOS 2024

The AOS Executive Committee is now seeking Co-Chairs for the Working Groups. We especially encourage the participation of those who bring Early Career (ECR) and/or Indigenous perspectives. Deadline: May 20, 2023.

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AOS 2024 to be hosted in Edinburgh

The 7th Arctic Observing Summit (AOS 2024) will be held March 27–29, 2024 in Edinburgh, Scotland as part of Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2024.

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AOS Statement on Ukraine

The Arctic Observing Summit has been held biennially since 2013. It fosters international communication, and coordination of observing efforts in the Arctic for the benefit of humanity and to support adaptation and mitigation in the face of the rapid climate and environmental challenges underway. The Summit builds on the recognition of shared benefits that cooperation and collaboration across disciplines, peoples and countries can provide. To truly succeed in this effort, all Arctic nations and peoples must cooperate.

In its unprovoked attack on Ukraine, the Russian government has violated international laws and norms, and pushed their nation into isolation. Scientific ties are being severed in consequence of the war. Partnerships and international efforts are on hold. We, the organizing committee of the Arctic Observing Summit, condemn this invasion and stand with the people of Ukraine. We also acknowledge the danger our Russian colleagues face who are speaking out against the war. We call on the Russian government to cease military action against Ukraine and withdraw. Scientific cooperation among the Arctic countries has been long standing and of mutual benefit. Moreover, science remains an important means of diplomacy and we urge a return to peaceful conditions.

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