Synthesis Documents

Synthesis Documents

Prior to and during AOS 2013, Working Groups reviewed and discussed community input that was received in the form of white papers and short statements and prepared recommendations . Some of the synthesis documents that were prepared by members of the Working Groups can be downloaded below. AOS 2013 recommendations are being summarized as part of the Arctic Observing Summits 2013 and 2014 Report (to be published shortly).

"The Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) is a high-level, biennial summit that aims to provide community-driven, science-based guidance for the design, implementation, coordination and sustained long-term (decades) operation of an international network of Arctic observing systems. The AOS provides a platform to address urgent and broadly recognized needs of Arctic observing across all components of the Arctic system, including the human component. It fosters international communication and the widespread coordination of long-term observations aimed at improving understanding and responding to system-scale Arctic change."