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aosThe Executive Organizing Committee for the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) announce the release of the final AOS 2020 Conference Statement. This statement summarizes the main conclusions and call to action from the 2020 AOS that convened online, March 30-April 02.

The Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) is an international conference that aims to provide community-driven, science-based guidance for the design, implementation, coordination, and operation of a sustained (decades-long) international network of Arctic observing systems.

The 2020 AOS was the fifth Summit, following those held in Vancouver, Canada, in 2013, Helsinki, Finland in 2014, Fairbanks, USA, in 2016, and Davos, Switzerland, in 2018. Summits are structured thematically, building iteratively on previous outcomes and recommendations. In 2020, delegates focused on the theme “Observing for Action”. The following statement summarizes the main conclusions, recommendations, and call to action from the online Arctic Observing Summit 2020, March 30 – April 02, 2020. The Summit Statement is based on the summaries of the working group deliberations and was reviewed during the final plenary session of the conference. In addition to the Summit Statement below, background documents, presentations, and materials from previous events can be found at

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