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AOS2016Invitation for community white papers and short statements for Arctic Observing Summit (AOS 2016)

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. The upcoming AOS 2016 will be held 15-18 March in Fairbanks, Alaska, in conjunction with the Arctic Science Summit Week 2016.

The design, development, implementation and sustained operation of an adaptive, relevant and responsive Arctic observing system requires the expertise and input from everyone affected by, or interested in, observing activities, applications and derived products. Community input and perspectives are invited in the form of white papers and short statements for AOS 2016. 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. Community white papers and short statements should link to the six themes for AOS 2016 below:

  • International and national strategies for sustained support of long-term Arctic observing
  • Technology and innovation for sustained Arctic observations
  • Contributions of the Private Sector and Industry to sustained Arctic observations
  • Actor and Stakeholder engagement and needs in sustained Arctic observations
  • Arctic Observations in the context of Global Observing initiatives
  • Interfacing Traditional Knowledge, Community-based Monitoring and Scientific Methods for sustained Arctic observations

Deadline for submissions is October 18th, 2015. For more information visit the AOS 2016 website :

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