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Arctic Observing Summit
Working Towards a Comprehensive and Inclusive Pan-Arctic Observing System

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.

The AOS 2022 will be held from 30 March - 1 April 2022 (Tromsø, Norway) as part of Arctic Science Summit Week 2022. AOS 2022 focuses on how sustained observations can contribute to well-being across a range of scales and better understanding of rapid Arctic change to build resilience and inform policy and decision-making from the community level to the global scale.
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AOS 2022 - Call for input

Submissions are now open for short statements and poster abstracts for AOS 2022! Deadlines to submit are January 15 and January 30, respectively.

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AOS 2020 final report published

The final report for AOS 2020: Observing for Action is now available. It integrates the recommendations from all AOS 2020 Thematic Working Groups.

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AGU Fall Meeting - Call for abstracts

We invite abstract submissions to our Arctic Observing session (C009 - Arctic Observing and Data Systems) at the AGU 2021 Fall Meeting. Abstract Deadline: Aug 4, 2021.

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AOS 2020 Summit Statement

The Executive Organizing Committee of the the Arctic Observing Summit announces the release of the conference statement. The statement summarizes the main conclusions and calls to action for the Summit, which was convened from March 30 – April 2 2020.
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