The Arctic Observing Summit fosters communication and international collaboration and coordination of long-term observations aimed at improving understanding of and response to system-scale Arctic change. The AOS is an international forum for optimizing resource allocation, and minimizing gaps and duplication, through coordination of and exchange among researchers, agencies, indigenous peoples, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and others involved or interested in long-term observing activities. The AOS serves as a platform to identify and address societal and scientific needs and priorities, minimize gaps in data and information, reduce duplication, improve coverage and breadth, and contribute to solution-based applications and knowledge sharing.

The AOS organizers are also seeking community input in the form of white paper and short statements on the topics under discussion at the Summit. Community input can serve to highlight important data, 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. Deadline for submitting input: October 18, 2019

For more information on community input and to submit a white paper or short statement, visit the AOS Submission webpage

For more information on the Summit, visit the AOS 2020 homepage