SUBMISSION FORM: White Papers and Short Statements



 White Papers and Short Statements


The Arctic Observing Summit Executive Organizing Committee welcomes community input and the submission of short statements on the AOS 2020 themes. 

 Statements will be made public in January 2020.

Thank you for your contributions.


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Reminder: The deadline to submit contributions is November 15, 2019

Why is Community input needed?

The design, development, implementation and sustained operation of an adaptive, relevant and responsive Arctic observing system requires the expertise and input from everyone affected by, engaged or interested in observing activities, applications and derived products. Diverse and inclusive representation from all sectors is fundamental for the success of an international Arctic observing system of systems to integrate a broad range of perspectives.

Invitation for short statements for AOS 2020.

Community input and perspectives are invited in the form of white papers and short statements for AOS 2020. Community input can serve to highlight important data, management, or logistical needs or gaps, explore emerging opportunities, address a current challenge, present new initiatives or technology that can contribute to Arctic observing (including global programs), or review on-going observing activities or issues that are relevant for the development, application, operation, or support of a sustained Arctic observing network. Community input (white papers/short statements) should link to the themes identified for AOS 2020 (click here for a description of the themes). However, other input on important and relevant topics related to AOS are welcome also under the category of OTHER: Other high-priority issues for Arctic observing’.

These statements will be used to help guide discussions during the AOS Thematic Working Group sessions. Authors may be invited to give presentations during AOS 2020, and a synthesis of white paper issues will inform recommendations and action items adopted at the Summit and conveyed to Arctic Council Working Groups  and other local, national and international bodies overseeing, supporting or carrying out sustained Arctic observations. 

Community input was invited during the inaugural AOS in 2013 and Thematic Working Groups prepared synthesis documents and recommendations for the design and implementation of a system of Arctic observing systems, and to guide future Summits.  Please visit this link for examples of input submitted previously.

AOS 2020 Themes

A full description of the thematic focus for AOS 2020 can be found here. White Papers and Short statements should focus on the listed themes.

Kindly direct any questions on statement submission to



Please see detailed instructions to prepare written contributions here. 

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Please contact us to make changes to your submission (

(NOTE: Any author can contribute one or more white papers or statements; attendance to AOS 2020 is not a requirement for submission)

Please select 'ORIGINAL VERSION' or 'REVISED VERSION'. If this is a revised submission of your original paper please say 'REVISED VERSION' and name your file with 'revised' as part of the file name. If this is the original submission, please say 'ORIGINAL' (i.e. the first time you are submitting this particular contribution on this site).
(Optional) Please enter your preferred title (example: Dr., Ms., Mr., or other)
Please enter the first name (Given Name) of the Primary Author.
Please enter the last name (Family Name) of the Primary Author.
Institution or main affiliation of Lead Author (or general mailing address)
Please upload your short statement as a single file (MS Word or pdf format preferred). The maximum file size is 5 MB. If you experience problems uploading your file, please contact Ravi Darwin Sankar ( Please add the lead author's last name as the first part of the file name. (Example: Smith_FilenameX.doc ) The article itself should include the names of all contributing authors in order, their institution, the contact email of the Lead Author, a descriptive title, and for white papers, a brief abstract should be included.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png bmp tif txt rtf pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx.
Please select the theme/sub-theme that is the best fit for your article from these choices (ideally select one best choice; up to two choices maximum may be used).
Please include all authors in the order they should appear using the format LastnameA1, FirstnameA1; LastnameA2, FirstnameA2; and Lastname A3, Firstname A3. Please separate all names with a semi-colon (;). Middle names or initials can be included. This information will appear on the AOS website and other publications. The Lead Author (first author) should be the same as the name provided in the fields above in this webform and will serve as the main contact. If there is only a single author for this article, please list the author here as above.
Please copy and paste the title of your Short Statement here in plain text. This will appear in the AOS website and other AOS publications.