Tromsø, with Tromsøysundet (the bordering strait) in the foreground. Photo by Sebastian Herrmann on Unsplash.
A changing Arctic disrupts the environment from the local to the global scale. Rapid change threatens Indigenous livelihoods, communities, ecosystems, and the global climate system. AOS 2022 focuses on how sustained observations can contribute to well-being and better understanding of rapid Arctic change to build resilience and inform responses from the local to the global scale.
Conference sub-themes to support the overarching theme, Arctic observing at the intersection of health, understanding, and resilience:
Five AOS working groups will explore specific aspects of the broader conference theme, identify action items and deliverables, and collaborate on shared goals for the summit.
Impacts of COVID-19 on Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic, local communities and the research enterprise have highlighted the need for Capacity Building in support of sustained observations. This need has been recognized and called out at the AOS 2020 and the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial in 2021. All Working Groups seek to leverage conversations in organizations like the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), University of the Arctic and others to identify specific steps that can be taken to build capacity at the community level, increase resilience, and creates space for and supports participation of Indigenous Peoples in scientific research and observing relevant in policy and decision-making contexts.
Continuing past work and ongoing discussions, the Food Security Working Group focuses on observing capacity and information needs at local scales, especially in the context of Indigenous community priorities, food security, community and ecosystem health.
The Arctic does not exist in isolation, and neither does Arctic Observing. The Global Observing Working Group brings together regional and global observing systems and networks to explore how Arctic observing systems can best complement and link to existing structures and build on their best practices and experience.
The IASC-SAON Arctic Data Committee, and the broader Polar Data Community are advancing priorities such as enhancing data findability, access and usability, and deploying new data systems. These enhanced systems must serve a broad range of different users, including Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic, maximize the value of observations, and be sustained over time. Achieving these goals requires dialogue that includes all actors involved in Arctic observing and data systems design and implementation. AOS 2022 will act as a platform for interaction between data experts and practitioners and the observing community to advance data interoperability and equitable sharing priorities and solutions.
Building off of the SAON Roadmap for Arctic Observing and Data Systems (ROADS) process and the outcomes of the 2020 AOS, the System Integration Working Group will solicit input into the ROADS process, grow participation, and work towards implementation. This WG will need to coordinate with the SAON ROADS Task Force on how to best utilize the AOS in this process.
Observing systems aim to provide data that are relevant in decision making contexts, such as adaptation and mitigation planning or resource management. This Working Group will build on past work to explore frameworks, mechanisms, and good practice that help ensure utility and societal benefits associated with observations.
Impacts of COVID-19 on Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic, local communities and the research enterprise have highlighted the need for Capacity Sharing in support of sustained observations. This need has been recognized and called out at the AOS 2020 and the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial in 2021. All Working Groups will seek to leverage conversations during AOS 2022 in order to identify specific steps that can be taken to increase resilience, and create space for and support participation of Indigenous Peoples in scientific research and observing relevant in policy and decision-making contexts.
Maribeth Murray, Ph.D.
AOS 2022 Co-chair, and Executive Organizing Committee member
Malgorzata (Gosia) Smieszek, Ph.D.
AOS 2022 Co-chair, Executive Organizing Committee member, and AOS Local Organizing Committee representative
Alice Bradley, Ph.D.
AOS 2022 Co-chair, and Executive Organizing Committee member
Working Group 1 – Food Security
Mr. Kaare Erickson: email@example.com
Working Group 2 – Regional to Global Observing
Dr. Jari Haapala: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Julia Zaika: email@example.com
Dr. Toste Tanhua: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Rodica Nitu: email@example.com
Mr. Jan Rene Larsen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Working Group 3 – Data Sharing
Dr. Peter Pulsifer: email@example.com
Dr. Øystein Godøy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Stein Tronstad: Stein.Tronstad@npolar.no
Dr. Amber Budden: email@example.com
Ms. Chantelle Verhey: firstname.lastname@example.org
Working Group 4 – System Integration
Dr. Alice Bradley: email@example.com
Dr. Mikko Strahlendorff: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Heikki Lihavainen: email@example.com
Dr. Michael Karcher: Michael.Karcher@awi.de
Working Group 5 – Utility & Benefits
Dr. Maribeth Murray: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ravi D. Sankar: email@example.com
Dr. Srdjan Dobricic: Srdan.Dobricic@ec.europa.eu
Working Group 6 – Capacity Sharing
Ms. Lisa Grosfeld: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Sandy Starkweather: email@example.com
All poster submitters are encouraged to submit a PDF of their poster to the AOS at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 28th, 2022.
Documents to read prior to attending the AOS 2022:
|Caymaz, E., Buyuksagnak, Y.B., and Ozsoy, B.||A Proposal on Enhancing Arctic Resilience through Eliciting Indigenous Knowledge on
|Esau, I. et al.||Observing Arctic Urban Climate||2022_002||WG2|
|de Witt, M., Stefánsson, H., Valfells, A., and Larsen, J.N.||Strategies to Change Arctic Electricity Generation to a low CO2 Level||2022_003||WG5|
|Willmott, V., Dahl, J.,
Granskog, M., Biebow, N. and the EU-project ARICE Consortium
|The critical role of a coordinated polar research vessel fleet in the Arctic Observing System||2022_004||WG2|
|Mure, A and Messal, F.||Copernicus Marine Service Online Training Workshop for Arctic Region||2022_005||WG3|
|Grigorieva, E.A.||Heat and cold waves in the Arctic: threshold temperatures and their spatial and temporal variability||2022_006||Other|
|Badina, S.V.||On the Need to Resume Monitoring of Pile Foundations of the Housing Stock in the Russian Permafrost Zone||2022_007||WG2|
|Bråthen, K.A. and Tuomi, M.||Dependence on longer term observational data to address management blind spots||2022_008||WG2|
|Pekinasova, A. and Hayley, J.||State-of-practice for synthesizing climate modelling data and risk-based estimation of geotechnical properties: a literature review||2022_009||WG5|
|Ziaja, W., Ostafin, K. and Haska, W.||New Arctic islands and straits: origin and distribution, 1960–2020||2022_010||WG2|
|Barry, T., Christensen, T., Coon, C., Fannar, K., Larusson, K.F. and
|Statement to the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) on the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP) Strategic Plan, 2021-2025||2022_011||WG4|
|Galustov, K.||Recent transformation of the primary sector in the Russian Arctic||2022_012||WG2|
|Berkman, P.A., Grebmeier., J.M., Fiske, G. and Jørgensen, L.L.||Satellite observations of maritime ship traffic to enhance implementation of binding agreements in the Arctic Ocean||2022_013||WG5|
|Lavergne, T. and Kern, S.||On Essential and Shared Variables||2022_014||WG2/WG4|
|Ershova, A., Eremina, T., and Makeeva, I.||Study of Plastic Litter Accumulation in the Western Part of the Russian Arctic in 2019-2021||2022_015||WG2|
|Manley, W., Pirazzini, R and other Members of the SAON Polar Observing Assets||Optimizing Polar Observing with Asset-Level Metadata Interoperability Across Networks||2022_016||WG2/WG3|
|Pearlman, J., Lee, O., Jodha Khalsa, S., Noor Johnson, N., Pulsifer, P., Simpson, P. and Bradley, A.
*Note: This is an invited submission.
|The Arctic Practices System - Use and Benefits of Arctic Practices in Observing, Data Management and Applications||2022_017||WG2/WG4|
|Hostetler, G., Clark, R., Sinclair, J., Murray, M., Ayre, M., Schreiber, L., Greer, C., Hubert, C. and Stern, G.||Microbial genomics-informed environmental monitoring in Arctic waters||2022_018||WG5|
|Barry, T., Christensen, T., Coon, C., Fannar, K., Larusson, K.F. and Fletcher, S.||Statement to the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) on the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP) State of Arctic Biodiversity Reports||2022_019||WG2/WG5|
|Bradley, A. and Berrutti Bartesaghi, M.||Mapping the organizations involved in Arctic
|Matero, I., Larsen, J.R., Sevestre, H., Strahlendorff, M., Karcher, M., Murray, M., Lavergne, T., Mustonen, T. and Lihavainen, H.||Sea ice as a proposed theme to define a Shared Arctic Variable based on as part of Arctic PASSION||2022_022||WG4|
|Lihavainen, H., Materoa, I., Larsen, J.R., Sevestre, H., Strahlendorff, M., Mustonend, T., Murray, M., Karcher, M., Irrgangg, A., Lantuit, H. and Grosseg, G.||Permafrost proposed as a Shared Arctic Variable from Arctic PASSION||2022_023||WG4|
|Sevestre, H., Larsen, J.R., Vitale, V., Strahlendorff, M. and Kröger, A.||Wildfires as a key theme of Arctic PASSION||2022_024||WG4/WG5|
|Tishkov, A.A. and Belonovskaya E.A.||International scientific cooperation in the Russian Arctic as an element of modern people diplomacy. To the 160th anniversary of F. Nansen||2022_025||Other|
|Erazo Acosta, E.||The power of Sumak kawsay's ancestral philosophy (Buen vivir) in the indigenous movements of Colombia||2022_026||Other|
|Starkweather, S., Chythlook, C., Rudolf, M., Buschman, V., Biermann, M. and Eicken, H.||Equity and Shared Benefit – Revisiting the Concepts and Practices of the International Arctic Observing Assessment Framework||2022_027||WG5|
|Gilberto, C., DeSalvo, P., Franziskakis, F. and Queiroz, G.||The GEO Knowledge Hub||2022_028||WG2|
|Rudolf, M.A.||Co-Production of Knowledge: Partnerships for SAON ROADS||2022_029||WG4|
|Mastracci, D. and Ramage, S.||GEO Indigenous Alliance||2022_030||WG5|
|Raymond, V.||Categorization is Political: Using Grounded Theory in the Creation of Controlled Vocabularies||2022_031||WG3|
|Uhlig, K.A., Garcia-Eidell, C., Allen, D.M.||Leading from Within: NOAA’s Arctic Research Program||2022_032||WG2|
|Makhnykina, A., Prokushkin, A.S., Polosukhina, D.A.||Soil CO2 emission and disturbances in the boreal forests of the Central Siberia||2022_033||Other|
|Mahapatra, P. and Eddies, R.||Geo-data for risk management in a changing Arctic
“If we don’t measure, we don’t know.”
|Pflaumer, P.||Piecewise Exponential Survivor Function, Intrinsic Rate of Growth and Stable Population for Blue Whales (Balaenoptera Musculus)||P-001||Abstract|
|Vinogradova, V.||Bioclimatic Conditions of the Russian Arctic using the Universal Thermal Climate Index||P-002||Abstract|
|McDavid, C. and Maslowski, W.||The Importance of Oceanic Volume and Heat Fluxes into the Barents Sea on the Regional Sea Ice and Climate||P-003||Abstract|
|Wayner, H.J.||Integrating Indigenous Community Wellbeing into Resource Management||P-004||Abstract|
|Pekinasova, A. and Hayley, J.||State-of-practice for synthesizing climate modelling data and risk-based estimation of geotechnical properties: a literature review||P-005||Abstract|
|Sheffield Guy, L., Warburton, J., Taylor, A. and Wiggins, H.||Building a Community & Citizen Science in the Far North Community of Practice||P-006||Abstract|
|Jawak, S.D., Jennings, I., Sivertsen, A., Hübner C., Matero I., Godøy, Ø. and Lihavainen, H.||SIOS airborne platforms and campaigns; a proof of concept to facilitate international
collaboration and optimize usage of research infrastructure
|Wehbe, M.A.E., Bonnaventure, P.P., and Way, R.G.||Multi-method approach to inventorying rock glaciers and features of interest in Banff and Jasper National Parks, Alberta, Canada||P-008||Abstract|
|Garvilyeva, T. and Parilova, V.||Meat, bread, and sugar – pillars of modern Yakutian diet||P-009||Abstract|
|Manley, W., Pirazzini, R., and other Members of the SAON Polar Observing Assets Working Group||Optimizing Polar Observing with Asset-Level Metadata Interoperability Across Networks||P-010||Abstract|
|Sheffield Guy, L., Wiggins, H. and Lee, C.||A Unique Perspective on the Arctic Observing Network through the Lens of Program Support and Coordination||P-011||Abstract|
|Alekseeva, N., Gangnus, I., Litina, E., Vesman, A., Tarasenko, A., Bloshkina, E. and Kusse-Tyuz, N.||The marine carbonate system parameters in the Eastern Arctic during the NABOS-2021 expedition.||P-012||Abstract|
|Gindorf, S., Baptista-Salazar, C., Liem-Nguyen, V., Giesler, R. Mörth, C.-M. and Jonsson, S.||Downstream Mercury Reactivity in Contrasting Catchment Environments in the Swedish Sub-Arctic.||P-013||Abstract|
|Lihavainen, H., Matero, I., Zaborska, A., Hoppe, C., Christiansen, H., Loonen, M., Baddeley, L., Vitale, V. and Storvold, R.||The State of Environmental Science in Svalbard – synthesis of recommendations||P-014||Abstract|
|Rudolf, M., Starkweather, S., Chythlook, C. and Cody, R.||Perceptions of Success: A Case Study from a Pilot Project of SAON ROADS||P-015||Abstract|
|Krasnoshtanova, N.||New Challenges for "Northern Delivery": a Case Study of the Far North District of
Irkutsk Region, Russia
|Marchuk, E., Repina, I., Kozlov, I., Osadchiev, A. and Stepanova, N.||Analysis of the SST Heterogeneities of the Kara Sea based on the Measurements of the IR Radiometer from the Board of the Vessel||P-017||Abstract|
|Lepikhina, P., Kuznetsov, P., Likhacheva, G., Belov, D., Konovalova, O., Stepanova, N.||Quantitative alterations of the Ob Bay’s macrobenthos between 2019 and 2021||P-018||Abstract|
|Zeqian, X. and McFarquhar, G.M.||Dependence of Retrieved Cloud Properties on Environmental Conditions in Cold Air Outbreaks over the North Atlantic: Results from COMBLE||P-019||Abstract|
|The RNA CoObs Project Team||A Research Networking Activity to facilitate convergence of independent observing efforts||P-020||Abstract|
|Wu, T., Bolton, B., Busey, B. and Wu, X.||Three years’ contribution to the discontinuous permafrost observations in Alaska||P-021||Abstract|
|Shapiro, H. and Starkweather, S.||Accomplishments of the US Arctic Observing Network||P-022||Abstract|
|Herbivory Network team||UArctic Thematic Network on Herbivory – facilitating research across scales||P-023||Abstract|
|Uhlig, K.A., Garcia-Eidell, C., Allen, D.M.||Leading from Within: NOAA’s Arctic Research Program||P-024||Abstract|
|Garcia-Eidell, C., Uhlig, K.A., and Allen, D.||The Arctic Report Card: Its Benefits, Impacts, and the Way Forward||P-025||Abstract|
|Mercer, L., Mann, P.J., Lim, M. and Whalen, D.||Developing Environmental Community-Based Monitoring Through Collaborative Research and Two-Way Capacity Sharing||P-026||Abstract|