The Arctic Observing Summit (AOS), led by ISAC, 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 will provide a platform to address urgent and broadly recognized needs of arctic observing across all components of the arctic system, including the human component. It will foster international communication and coordination of long-term observations aimed at improving understanding and responding to system-scale arctic change. The AOS will actively seek participation from all entities that collect and/or use Arctic observations, and it will engage both basic research and mission-oriented communities. It will be an international forum for optimizing resource allocation through coordination and exchange among researchers, funding agencies, and others involved or interested in long-term observing activities, while minimizing duplication and gaps.
The AOS is organized by the International Study of Arctic Change (ISAC). It is a SAON (Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks) task and will function to identify and pursue specific activities designed to improve arctic observing for a full spectrum of applications, from climate research to the delivery of useful products to Arctic stakeholders.
For more information, please visit the AOS website or click on logo below.