Previous Summits

The inaugural Arctic Observing Summit was held in Vancouver, Canada, on 29 April to 2 May 2013. The second AOS was held in conjunction with the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) in Helsinki, Finland, 5 to 11 April 2014, while the third took place in Fairbanks, USA, 15-18 March 2016, also in conjunction with Arctic Science Summit Week 2016. Most recently, the 2018 Summit was held in Davos, Switzerland, 24-26 June 2018.

AOS 2020 will be held in Akureyri, Iceland (March 31- April 2) as part of Arctic Science Summit Week 2020

"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."