Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


FlyerAOS2022webinar creditsLisaGrosfeld3The Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) 2022 is inviting Early Career Co-Chairs (ECC) for engaging in the upcoming hybrid AOS, convening 30 March - 1 April 2022, in Tromsø, Norway and online on the theme “Arctic observing at the intersection of health, understanding, and resilience”.

The Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) is a biennial summit that aims to provide guidance based on the best available knowledge for the design, implementation, coordination and sustained long-term operation of an international network of Arctic observing systems. This year’s summit 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.

Role of Early Career Co-chairs in the Arctic Observing Summit

The role of an Early Career Co-Chair (ECC) at the AOS 2022 is to contribute to the planning of the summit, help record and distill the conversations happening in the working groups sessions at the summit, and contribute to the working group reports and final products. There will be one Early Career Co-chair per working group: The aim is for meaningful engagement in the work of the Working Groups, supporting the Working Groups in planning and drafting deliverables, and including a different perspective in setting the agenda for the working group. The experience should also be a valuable experience for the ECC themselves. 

The AOS leadership invited for a webinar introducing the Arctic Observing Summit and describing the role of ECCs at the AOS 2022 on the 30 November 2021 at 4 PM GMT. See the recording here below:


Webinar: Becoming and Early Career Co-Chair in the Arctic Observing Summit 2022 from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.


Travel funds to attend the summit will be provided to Early Career Co-chairs. If you have already received travel funding from IASC in the past, you may still be eligible for funding through another source but please note this in your application cover letter. 



Postdocs and PhD students with research interests in Arctic Observing are encouraged to apply to be an Early Career Co-chair. 

To apply for an Early Career Co-Chair position, please submit a CV and a cover letter with a one-paragraph description of why you are interested in a particular working group. You may apply to more than one working group: if so, include a paragraph for each. 

Working group descriptions are on the AOS website: 

Email your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 3, 2022

Please consider also the call for input ( due by 15th January 2022.

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