AOS 2014 and Themes

AOS and ASSW 2014

The AOS 2014 was held in conjunction with the Arctic Science Summit Week 2014 (ASSW 2014) in Helsinki, Finland, April 5-11, 2014. It was led by the International Study of Arctic Change (ISAC) and co-organized with the Finnish Meteorological Institute and the Thule Institute. It continued the AOS process established functioning as a venue for exchange and discussion of information critical to building a sustained, integrated, multi-domain observing system of pan-Arctic scale.

Thematic focus of AOS 2014:

(1) Stakeholder engagement

(2) Coordination and international cooperation

(3) Technology and innovation

(4) Remote sensing solutions

(5) Data management, accessibility, and interoperability

Materials and products available from AOS 2014:

  • Programme: here
  • Live-Streaming: Organizers of the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) 2014 provided webcasts of Summit presentations and the availability of virtual participation in online discussions via the Arctic Hub website: 

"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."