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AOS 2024

Arctic Observing Summit 2024

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

Summit Information

Introductory Material
working groups

Introductory Material

Documents to read prior to attending the AOS 2024:


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


All poster presenters are encouraged to submit a PDF of their poster to the AOS at no later than March 27, 2024 to go on the AOS website.


  • Posters should be A0 and upright/portrait.
  • 841 mm wide × 1189 mm high (or 33.1 × 46.8 in).
  • Posters will be attached to the poster boards with stick-on velcro patches provided by the venue.

In-Person Poster Session

  • The poster session during AOS will be 4:30 – 6:00 pm on Wednesday, March 27.
  • There will be a reception with drinks and light refreshments during the poster session.
  • Posters can be hung at the venue throughout the AOS, beginning the morning of Wednesday, March 27.
  • Posters must be taken down prior to lunch on Friday, March 29.

Summit Products

Short statements

Short Statements

Author(s) Title Sub-theme Download
Green, H.L., Shutler, J.D., Land, P.E., Bellerby, R., and Findlay, H.S. Observation and data processing needs to fully utilise Earth Observation for monitoring carbonate chemistry in the Arctic Ocean WG1 PDF
Katic, P., Po, J., Sohns, A., Hickey, G., Pesantes, M.A., Bazan, M., Atamain Guifin, J.L., and Mutter, E. Indigenous arts-based approaches to promote just water futures and wellbeing in the Arctic WG1 PDF
Overland, J. Measuring the tropospheric polar vortex WG1 PDF
Suman, S. Geopolitics of law of sea and Blue Justice: comparative study of the Arctic and the Antarctic WG1 PDF
Ziaja, W. Coastal landscape transformation as a factor changing High Arctic geography WG1 PDF
Broderson, D., Byam, J., Greer, A., Guernsey, L., Raymond, V., and Kalke, T. Observations of energy infrastructure and operationalizing CARE WG2 PDF
Rokaya, P. Translating Arctic hydrology research into practice WG3 PDF
Desmarais, A., Forest, A., Merzouk, A., Dhifallah, F., Ratsimbazafy, T., and Rochefort, V. Amundsen Science: an integrated management approach to optimize the use of Canada’s most versatile observing system at sea WG4 PDF
Garland, A., Xiao, M., Druckenmiller, M., Maio, C., Jones, B., Temte, J., Ferguson, C., Petrov, A., Ravens, T., Miller-Hooks, E., Garland, A., and Ferreira, C. Statement for 2023 Arctic Coasts Workshop: changes, impacts, and solutions - working towards a resilient future WG4 PDF
Glenn-Borade, R.T., and Hauser, D.D.W. Nunaaqqit Savaqatigivlugich: working with Alaska communities to observe the Arctic WG4 PDF
Manley, W., Jóhannsson, H., Joo, A., Mielniczuk, M., Larsen, J.R., Christoffersen, S., and members of the Polar Observing Assets Working Group Enabling discovery:
a new Registry of Polar Observing Networks (RoPON)
Miller-Hooks, E., Li, W., and Henke, M. Predicting future incident risk in Arctic maritime transit WG4 PDF
Ravelo, A., Haycock-Chavez, N., Brown, J., Johnson, N., Sheffield, B., Druckenmiller, M., Van Veen, M., Rattray, C., Garcia, H.-M., Divine, L., Harrison, E., Hauser, D., Nielsen, S.S., Frederiksen, P.O., Jakobsen, P., and Danielsen, F. Increasing the visibility of environmental observations and Indigenous Knowledge for local and regional use in the Arctic WG4 PDF
Starkweather, S., Raymond, L.V.L., Rudolf, M., Boniface, K., Erickson, K.S., Gartler, S., Manley, W., and Shapiro, H. Guiding observing network and data system development with societal impact approaches: a short statement calling for an Arctic community of practice WG4 PDF
Bradley, A., Starkweather, S., Johnson, N., Bitz, C., and Rudolf, M., with input from the RNA CoObs team and partners Substantive training in Indigenous history and engagement is a necessary step towards equity in Arctic Observing Other PDF
Nguyen, A.T., Schulz, K., Rudolf, M., Johnson, N., Bradley, A., Bitz, C., Wayner, H., Eicken, H., and Lescak, E. Equity in Arctic observing Other PDF
Rudolf, M., Bradley, A., Lescak, E., Eicken, H., and Nguyen, A.T. Evaluating equity in Arctic observing in practice Other PDF


Author(s) Title Sub-theme Download
Collins, E. Real time DNA sequencing for monitoring Arctic marine microbial ecosystem services WG1 Abstract
Henson, H., Verdugo, J., Sejr, M., Sørensen, L.L., and Holding, J. Long term monitoring in coastal Greenland sheds light on CO2 air-sea gas exchange WG1 Abstract


Prakash, E.A., Hromádková, T., Loonen, M.J.J.E., Jabir, T., Farsana, A., and Mohamed Hatha, A.A. Microbiome and resistome of migratory birds from the Arctic, Antarctic and tropical regions WG1 Abstract
Sagen, H., Beszczynska-Möller, A., Sundfjord, A., Hamre, T., Skarsoulis, E., Sørensen, M.B., Higgins, R., and the HiAOOS team Establishing the High Arctic Ocean Observation System (HiAOOS) WG1 Abstract
Schulz, K., Koenig, Z., Muilwijk, M. MOSAiC - the largest polar expedition in history: Oceanographic results WG1 Abstract
Sørensen, L.L., Rysgaard, S., Bondo, P., Andersen, S.B., Bahrndorff, S., Box, J., Christensen, T.R., Dahl-Jensen, D., Hammann, A.C., Hansen, A.M., Jakobsen, U., Mätzler, E., Mikkelsen, P.S., Mulvad, G., Seidenkrantz, M.-S., Stedmon, C.A., and Winding, M.S. Greenland Integrated Observing System WG1 Abstract


Verdugo, J., Henson, H., and Sørensen, L.L. The start of a time series of CO2 and CH4 fluxes at the ocean−sea ice−air interface in a high Arctic fjord WG1 Abstract
Vomero, M., and Waseda, T. Landfast ice monitoring in the Canadian Arctic using Sentinel-1 WG1 Abstract
Young, A.B., Bret-Harte, S., van Dam, B., Kade, A., and Haupert, C. Abiotic and biotic phenological change in the Alaskan Arctic WG1 Abstract


Gaylord, A., Barba, M., Ramirez, D., Kassin, A., Cody, R., Ramirez, G., and Tweedie, C.E. The US Arctic Observing Viewer: A tool for data discovery, visualization, strategic planning, and decision support WG2 Abstract
Klope, M., Jones, M., Rudolf, M., Manley, W., and Wayner, H. A collaborative approach to designing an information portal for northern salmon WG2 Abstract
Parikka, S., Christoffersen, S., Farnel, S., Campbell, S., and members of the DALAM Network DALAM: Thematic network on Decolonization of Arctic Library and Archives Metadata WG2 Abstract


Brenner, E.M.K., Aizpurua, O., Andersen-Ranberg, E.U., Klein-Ipsen, P., Rotovnik, R., Gaun, N., Langa, J., Eisenhofer, R., Alberdi, A., and Bideguren, G. Investigating the role of diet on the intestinal microbiota of Greenland sled dogs (Canis lupus familiaris borealis) using genome resolved metagenomics: a One Health approach WG4 Abstract
Bullard, J., Baddock, M., Hall, A., Rideout, J., Bryant, R., and Gassó, S. Location, timing and trajectory of dust emissions from ice-free Greenland (2016-2021) WG4 Abstract
Coelho, J., Folhas Ferreira, D., Carvalho, L., Cesário, R., Hasson, N., Ellen, S., Walter-Anthony, K., Couture, R., and Canário, J. Permafrost thaw lakes natural organic matter degradation and the potential impact on water quality WG4 Abstract
Epstein, H.E. Examining interactions between the Built and Natural Environments (BNE) in an Arctic community: an Utqiaġvik Sensor Array (USA) WG4 Abstract
Folhas Ferreira, D., Couture, R.-M., and Canário, J. Seasonality effects on DOM quality in permafrost thermokarst lakes WG4 Abstract
Hebryn-Baidy, L., and Rees, G. Satellite-based analysis of the interplay between land use, land cover and land surface temperature variations in Tromsø, Norway WG4 Abstract
Jabir, T., Venkatachalam, S., Vipindas, P.V., Prakash, E.A., Mohamed Hatha, A.A., and Singh, A. Prevalence of antimicrobial resistant genes in the Arctic – Study from Arctic glacier foreland and migratory birds WG4 Abstract
Manley, W., Jóhannsson, H., Joo, A., Mielniczuk, M., Larsen, J.R., Christoffersen, S., and members of the Polar Observing Assets Working Group Enabling discovery: A new Registry of Polar Observing Networks (RoPON) WG4 Abstract
Martins, B.M., Soares, M.L., Hintelmann, H., Pilote, M., Cesário, R., and Canário, J. Mercury dynamics in thermokarst lakes: Potential risk to Arctic Indigenous Communities and wildlife WG4 Abstract
Pavri, F., Farrell, D., and Onos, I. Spatio-temporal vegetation patterns across UNESCO World Heritage site Kujataa, Greenland, using NASA MODIS data, 2000-2020 WG4 Abstract


Poxon, S., Baddock, M., and Bullard, J. Comparison of remote sensing datasets and ground-based meteorological observations for understanding dust originating in the Arctic. WG4 Abstract


Sankar, R., and Murray, M.S. Assessing the capacity of the existing Arctic observing system for identifying marine-traffic-related pollution events in Arctic waters WG4 Abstract


Shaban, M., Epstein, H.E., Murillo, L.F.R., Gerken, T., Cho, L., Jull, M.G., Nelson, M., Wylie, C.D., Bradley, H., and Nelson, L. Observing technologies in Utqiaġvik, Alaska: Sensing spatiotemporal variance in ground temperatures and particulate matter concentrations in an arctic community WG4 Abstract
Ding, M., Tian, B., Zhang, T., Tang, J., Peng, H., Bian, L., and Sun, W. Shipborne observations of atmospheric black carbon aerosol from Shanghai to the Arctic Ocean during the 7th Chinese Arctic Research Expedition WG-OTHER Abstract
García Molinos, J., Yamada, D., Parilova, V., Khasanov, S. Viacheslav, G. Makarov, A., Narita, D., Okhlopkov, I. Zhang, Z., Sakapaji, S., and Gavrliyeva, T. Projecting the redistribution of wild food species under future climate and land use changes in the context of current household dependencies on wild harvesting in rural communities of the Sakha Republic (Russian Far East) WG-OTHER Abstract
Hutchinson, T. WindBorne Systems Global Sounding Balloon WG-OTHER Abstract
Ip, M. Game of Bones: Ossicular omission in museum collections? WG-OTHER Abstract
Nelson, M., Griffin, C., and Epstein, H. Variability in hydrological conditions in ponds between an urban Arctic community and surrounding tundra WG-OTHER Abstract
Phulara, M., Owczarek, P., and Opala-Owczarek, M. Tundra dynamics: Exploring Salix polaris growth patterns across distinct topography WG-OTHER Abstract
Powell, R., Walsh, L., and Ip, M. Arctic Cultures: Sites of Collection in the Formation of the European and American Northlands WG-OTHER Abstract
Rudolf, M., Starkweather, S., Chythlook, C., and Cody, R. Defining success and a shared vision for improving Arctic observing systems for
societal benefits of Arctic Indigenous communities
WG-OTHER Abstract
Sun, Q., Ma, J., Shen, H., and Ding, Z. An anti-dumping automatic weather station for sea ice WG-OTHER Abstract
Tweedie, C.E., and the BLE-LTER team The Beaufort Lagoon Ecosystem Long Term Ecological Research Program – Overview, updates, and next steps… WG-OTHER Abstract
Wachowich, N., Hudson, A., Katsak, R., Penney, J., Loovers, J.P., Jaw, M., Allen, J., and Caughey, A. lnuksiutit: Food Sovereignty in Nunavut and the co-production of country food knowledge (IFSNu) WG-OTHER Poster
Young, K.I., Vargas, S.A., Villagomez, V., Cruz, D., Fuson, T., and Tweedie, C.E. International Tundra Experiment (ITEX) phenocam synthesis: Call for participation and feedback WG-OTHER Abstract


Indigenous Data Sovereignty: Capacity Sharing – Panel organized by the Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA) and the AOS data-sharing working group.

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