Deadline for submitting input: 15 November 2019

For more information and to submit a white paper or short statement, go to: Submission Form

The Executive Organizing Committee for the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) 2020 is seeking community input in the form of white paper and short statements on the topics under discussion at the Summit.

The 5th biennial AOS will be held in 31 March-2 April 2020 in Akureyri, Iceland as part of Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2020. The overarching theme of the 2020 Summit is Observing for Action.

Community input and perspectives are invited in the form of white papers and short statements for AOS 2020. 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 input (white papers/short statements) linked to the themes identified for AOS 2020 will inform the Summit agenda, however, input on topics relevant to Arctic Observing are encouraged.

Authors may be invited to give a presentation or contribute to working group activities during AOS 2020, and a synthesis of white paper input will inform recommendations and action items adopted at the Summit and conveyed to Arctic Council Working Groups, the Third Arctic Science Ministerial and other local, national, and international bodies overseeing, supporting, or carrying out sustained Arctic observations.

Based on recommendations and priorities identified during the 2018 Summit, AOS 2020 will be structured along the following sub-themes:

For questions, contact:
Ravi Darwin Sankar
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Maribeth Murray
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