The conference will convene 27-39 March 2024 Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

The AOS draws a wide range of participants from across the spectrum of Arctic observing – Indigenous experts, operational agency representatives, scientists, and others – from around the world. Much of the summit is organized around discussions led by working groups on particular themes (regional to global observing, data sharing, system implementation/SAON ROADS, observing system benefits). In addition to plenary and working group sessions, this year there will be additional breakout sessions.

The Organizing Committee would like to highlight several calls for input:

Working Group Co-Chairs: Organizers are recruiting early career co-chairs for each of the four working groups. Travel support is available for early career co-chairs to participate in the summit.

The organizing committee is seeking Indigenous engagement in each of the four working groups. Two (Data Sharing and Observing System Benefits) are still recruiting Indigenous co-chairs. Some travel support will be available for Indigenous participation at the summit

Session Proposals: Sessions will be two- to four-hour blocks during the meeting dedicated to a specific focus, with the goal of generating specific and actionable recommendations for/from the observing community. In keeping with the discussion-focused nature of the AOS, proposed sessions should utilize no more than 50% of their time for presentations. Session proposals are due no later than 1 September 2023, but if you are planning to propose a session it is recommended you reach out to an AOS co-chair before then.

Short Statements: Organizers are soliciting input to the summit in the form of Short Statements. Statements, limited to four pages including figures and references, can serve to highlight important observations and data products, 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.

Deadline for early career co-chair letters of interest: 20 May 2023

Deadline for session proposals and short statements: 1 September 2023

For more information, go to:
Arctic Observing Summit webpage

For questions, contact:
Alice Bradley