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AOS 2022

AOS 2022: Arctic observing at the intersection of health, understanding, and resilience

Dates: March 30 – April 12022
Location: Tromsø, Norway (and Online)
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Tromsø, with Tromsøysundet (the bordering strait) in the foreground. Photo by Sebastian Herrmann on Unsplash.

Summit Information

themes
working groups
executive committee
Posters
Background Reading

Themes

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:

  • Sub-Theme 1: Food Security
  • Sub-Theme 2: Regional to Global Observing
  • Sub-Theme 3: Data Sharing
  • Sub-Theme 4: System Integration
  • Sub-Theme 5: Utility and Benefit
  • Sub-Theme 6: Capacity Sharing

Working Groups

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.

Working Group 1: Food Security

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.

Download the WG1 agenda

Working Group 2: Regional to Global Observing 

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.

Download the WG2 agenda

Working Group 3: Data Sharing

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.

Download the WG3 agenda

Working Group 4: System Integration

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.

View the WG4 agenda

Working Group 5: Utility and Benefits

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.

Download the WG5 agenda

Working Group 6: Capacity Sharing

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. 

Download the WG6 agenda

 

 

Executive Committee

AOS 2022 Co-Chairs

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

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AOS 2022 Working Group Co-Chairs

Working Group 1 – Food Security
Mr. Kaare Erickson: sikuaq@ikaagun.com

Working Group 2 – Regional to Global Observing
Dr. Jari Haapala: jari.haapala@fmi.fi
Dr. Julia Zaika: yzaika@inbox.ru
Dr. Toste Tanhua: ttanhua@geomar.de
Dr. Rodica Nitu: rnitu@wmo.int
Mr. Jan Rene Larsen: jan.rene.larsen@amap.no

Working Group 3 – Data Sharing
Dr. Peter Pulsifer: ppulsifer@gcrc.carleton.ca
Dr. Øystein Godøy: steingod@met.no
Dr. Stein Tronstad: Stein.Tronstad@npolar.no
Dr. Amber Budden: aebudden@nceas.ucsb.edu
Ms. Chantelle Verhey: ito-ra2@oceannetworks.ca

Working Group 4 – System Integration
Dr. Alice Bradley: alice.c.bradley@williams.edu
Dr. Mikko Strahlendorff: mikko.strahlendorff@fmi.fi
Dr. Heikki Lihavainen: director@sios-svalbard.org
Dr. Michael Karcher: Michael.Karcher@awi.de

Working Group 5 – Utility & Benefits
Dr. Maribeth Murray: murraym@ucalgary.ca
Dr. Ravi D. Sankar: sankarrd@longwood.edu
Dr. Srdjan Dobricic: Srdan.Dobricic@ec.europa.eu

Working Group 6 – Capacity Sharing
Ms. Lisa Grosfeld: lisa.grosfeld@apecs.is
Dr. Sandy Starkweather: sandy.starkweather@noaa.gov

Posters

All poster submitters are encouraged to submit a PDF of their poster to the AOS at aos@arcticobserving.com no later than March 28th, 2022.

Dimensions

  • Posters should be A0 and upright/portrait.
  • 841 mm wide × 1189 mm high (or 33.1 × 46.8 in).

In-Person Attendees

  • For participants attending in-person we encourage hanging a poster at the venue.
  • Posters can be hung at the venue throughout the AOS, beginning on ASSW Science Day, Tuesday March 29th. The AOS poster area will be designated and marked.
  • In-person poster viewing will happen during the morning coffee breaks throughout the conference.

Online Attendees

  • The poster session in the evening of the 2nd day (8pm – 9pm CET) will be online, with presenters on Zoom. Breakout rooms will be available for smaller conversations.

 

Summit Products

Short statements
posters

Short Statements

Author(s) Title Contact ID Sub-theme Download
Caymaz, E., Buyuksagnak, Y.B., and Ozsoy, B. A Proposal on Enhancing Arctic Resilience through Eliciting Indigenous Knowledge on
Observing
Email 2022_001 WG2 PDF
Esau, I. et al. Observing Arctic Urban Climate Email 2022_002 WG2 PDF
de Witt, M., Stefánsson, H., Valfells, A., and Larsen, J.N. Strategies to Change Arctic Electricity Generation to a low CO2 Level Email 2022_003 WG5 PDF
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 Email 2022_004 WG2 PDF
Mure, A and Messal, F. Copernicus Marine Service Online Training Workshop for Arctic Region Email 2022_005 WG3 PDF
Grigorieva, E.A. Heat and cold waves in the Arctic: threshold temperatures and their spatial and temporal variability Email 2022_006 Other PDF
Badina, S.V. On the Need to Resume Monitoring of Pile Foundations of the Housing Stock in the Russian Permafrost Zone Email 2022_007 WG2 PDF
Bråthen, K.A. and Tuomi, M. Dependence on longer term observational data to address management blind spots Email 2022_008 WG2 PDF
Pekinasova, A. and Hayley, J. State-of-practice for synthesizing climate modelling data and risk-based estimation of geotechnical properties: a literature review Email 2022_009 WG5 PDF
Ziaja, W., Ostafin, K. and Haska, W. New Arctic islands and straits: origin and distribution, 1960–2020 Email 2022_010 WG2 PDF
Barry, T., Christensen, T., Coon, C., Fannar, K., Larusson, K.F. and
Griffin, H.
Statement to the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) on the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP) Strategic Plan, 2021-2025 Email 2022_011 WG4 PDF
Galustov, K. Recent transformation of the primary sector in the Russian Arctic Email 2022_012 WG2 PDF
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 Email 2022_013 WG5 PDF
Lavergne, T. and Kern, S. On Essential and Shared Variables Email 2022_014 WG2/WG4 PDF
Ershova, A., Eremina, T., and Makeeva, I. Study of Plastic Litter Accumulation in the Western Part of the Russian Arctic in 2019-2021 Email 2022_015 WG2 PDF
Manley, W., Pirazzini, R and other Members of the SAON Polar Observing Assets Optimizing Polar Observing with Asset-Level Metadata Interoperability Across Networks Email 2022_016 WG2/WG3 PDF
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 Email 2022_017 WG2/WG4 PDF
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 Email 2022_018 WG5 PDF
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 Email 2022_019 WG2/WG5 PDF
Bradley, A. and Berrutti Bartesaghi, M. Mapping the organizations involved in Arctic
Observing
Email 2022_020 WG2/WG4 PDF
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 Email 2022_022 WG4 PDF
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 Email 2022_023 WG4 PDF
Sevestre, H., Larsen, J.R., Vitale, V., Strahlendorff, M. and Kröger, A. Wildfires as a key theme of Arctic PASSION Email 2022_024 WG4/WG5 PDF
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 Email 2022_025 Other PDF
Erazo Acosta, E. The power of Sumak kawsay's ancestral philosophy (Buen vivir) in the indigenous movements of Colombia Email 2022_026 Other PDF
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 Email 2022_027 WG5 PDF
Gilberto, C., DeSalvo, P., Franziskakis, F. and Queiroz, G. The GEO Knowledge Hub Email 2022_028 WG2 PDF
Rudolf, M.A. Co-Production of Knowledge: Partnerships for SAON ROADS Email 2022_029 WG4 PDF
Mastracci, D. and Ramage, S. GEO Indigenous Alliance Email 2022_030 WG5 PDF
Raymond, V. Categorization is Political: Using Grounded Theory in the Creation of Controlled Vocabularies Email 2022_031 WG3 PDF
Uhlig, K.A., Garcia-Eidell, C., Allen, D.M. Leading from Within: NOAA’s Arctic Research Program Email 2022_032 WG2 PDF
Makhnykina, A., Prokushkin, A.S., Polosukhina, D.A. Soil CO2 emission and disturbances in the boreal forests of the Central Siberia Email 2022_033 Other PDF
Mahapatra, P. and Eddies, R. Geo-data for risk management in a changing Arctic
“If we don’t measure, we don’t know.”
Email 2022_034 WG5 PDF

Posters

Author(s) Title Contact ID Download
Pflaumer, P. Piecewise Exponential Survivor Function, Intrinsic Rate of Growth and Stable Population for Blue Whales (Balaenoptera Musculus) Email P-001 Abstract

Poster

Vinogradova, V. Bioclimatic Conditions of the Russian Arctic using the Universal Thermal Climate Index Email 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 Email P-003 Abstract
Wayner, H.J. Integrating Indigenous Community Wellbeing into Resource Management Email 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 Email P-005 Abstract

Poster

Sheffield Guy, L., Warburton, J., Taylor, A. and Wiggins, H. Building a Community & Citizen Science in the Far North Community of Practice Email P-006 Abstract

Poster

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
Email P-007 Abstract

Poster

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 Email P-008 Abstract
Garvilyeva, T. and Parilova, V. Meat, bread, and sugar – pillars of modern Yakutian diet Email 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 Email P-010 Abstract

Poster

Sheffield Guy, L., Wiggins, H. and Lee, C. A Unique Perspective on the Arctic Observing Network through the Lens of Program Support and Coordination Email P-011 Abstract

Poster

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. Email 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. Email P-013 Abstract

Poster

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 Email 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 Email P-015 Abstract

Poster

Krasnoshtanova, N. New Challenges for "Northern Delivery": a Case Study of the Far North District of
Irkutsk Region, Russia
Email P-016 Abstract
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 Email 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 Email 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 Email P-019 Abstract
The RNA CoObs Project Team A Research Networking Activity to facilitate convergence of independent observing efforts Email P-020 Abstract

Poster

Wu, T., Bolton, B., Busey, B. and Wu, X. Three years’ contribution to the discontinuous permafrost observations in Alaska Email P-021 Abstract
Shapiro, H. and Starkweather, S. Accomplishments of the US Arctic Observing Network Email P-022 Abstract

Poster

Herbivory Network team UArctic Thematic Network on Herbivory – facilitating research across scales Email P-023 Abstract

Poster

Uhlig, K.A., Garcia-Eidell, C., Allen, D.M. Leading from Within: NOAA’s Arctic Research Program Email P-024 Abstract

Poster

Garcia-Eidell, C., Uhlig, K.A., and Allen, D. The Arctic Report Card: Its Benefits, Impacts, and the Way Forward Email P-025 Abstract

Poster

Mercer, L., Mann, P.J., Lim, M. and Whalen, D. Developing Environmental Community-Based Monitoring Through Collaborative Research and Two-Way Capacity Sharing Email P-026 Abstract

Poster

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