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AOS 2024

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Arctic Observing Summit 2024

Dates: March 27 – 292024
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
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Edinburgh, with Edinburgh Castle atop Castle Rock in the distance. Photo by Natalie Parham on Unsplash.

Submit to AOS 2024!

The Executive Organizing Committee for AOS 2024 is now seeking community input in the forms of:

  • Posters
  • Short statements

Observing community input can serve to highlight important observations and data products, 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.


We are currently preparing to accept poster submissions. Please check back shortly for details!

Short Statements

Short statements should link where appropriate to the working groups identified for AOS 2024:

  • WG 1: Regional to Global Observing
  • WG 2: Data Sharing
  • WG 3: System Implementation/SAON ROADS
  • WG 4: Observing System Benefits

These statements will be used to help guide discussions during the AOS Thematic Working Group sessions. Authors may be invited to give presentations during breakout sessions at AOS 2024, and a synthesis of issues included in the statements will inform recommendations and action items adopted at the Summit and conveyed to Arctic Council Working Groups, and to local, national, and international bodies overseeing, supporting, or carrying out sustained Arctic observations. 

Input on other important and relevant topics related to AOS are welcome under the category of “OTHER: Other high-priority issues for Arctic observing.” If you are interested in submitting a session proposal, we recommend submitting a short statement as a companion to the session under the OTHER category. 

The submission deadline for short statements has been extended until January 15, 2024.

Session Proposals

We are no longer accepting session proposal submissions.

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Submission Deadlines
Short statements – January 15, 2024
Session proposals – September 30, 2023
View Past Submissions
Browse summit products from AOS 2022 for short statement examples, or view all previous summits to see all past themes, working groups and submissions.

Summit Information

working groups


Based on recommendations and priorities identified during the 2022 Summit, AOS 2024 will focus on the following thematic areas, each supported by a Working Group:

  • Sub-Theme 1: Regional to Global Observing
  • Sub-Theme 2: Data Sharing
  • Sub-Theme 3: System Implementation/SAON ROADS
  • Sub-Theme 4: Observing System Benefits

Working Groups

Much of the Summit is organized around the outcomes of prior events, and the pre-Summit discussions and activities of AOS Working Groups. Based on recommendations and priorities identified during the 2022 Summit, AOS 2024 will focus on four thematic areas, each supported by a Working Group.

More information about each working group, including a description, and working group leads and co-leads will be provided shortly.

Working Group 1: Regional to Global Observing

Working Group 2: Data Sharing

Working Group 3: System Implementation/SAON ROADS

Working Group 4: Observing System Benefits

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