Subject: Save the date: Arctic Observing Summit - Implementation & Optimization Working Group - pre-AGU meeting Dec 9, 1-5pm

Dear colleagues,

this is to let you know that we have scheduled a working meeting of the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) Working Group 2 - Observing System Implementation & Optimization on the Sunday prior to the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. Here’s the key information on time & location - more details will follow in November. 

Please RSVP if you are planning to attend so we get a good idea of the total number of participants.

Arctic Observing Summit Working Group 2 - Observing System Implementation and Optimization Working Meeting

Sunday, December 9, 1.00-5.00pm 

Arctic Research Consortium of US
1201 New York Avenue NW, 4th Floor
Washington DC 20005


Here’s a rough, tentative outline of the meeting, but if there are specific items you would like to see addressed, please let us know:

- AOS WG 2 - Review/completion of observing system assessment case studies and resulting products

- Outbrief and follow-up from Arctic Science Ministerial, including side meeting "Towards a roadmap for coordinated Arctic Observing”

- AOS WG 2 and SAON Committee on Observations and Networks: Next steps in working towards action items identified at AOS 2018 and ASM2

Dial-in is possible: +1-866-832-7806. Participant code: 9332083


With best regards,

Hajo & Sandy.


Hajo Eicken
Director - International Arctic Research Center
Professor of Geophysics - Department of Geosciences
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Mailing Address:
POB 757340
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7340
Phone: (907) 474-7280
Skype ID: hajoeicken



Sandy Starkweather, PhD NOAA Climate Program Office Executive Director | US Arctic Observing Network (US AON)Boulder, CO303.497.5247See NOAA's Arctic Work | ( 

This session aims at bringing together multidisciplinary studies that address the current state of Arctic observing systems, including strategies to improve them in the future. We invite contributions covering atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and terrestrial spheres, or combinations thereof, by use of remote sensing, in situ observation technologies, and modeling. This session will be supported by the EU-H2020 project INTAROS, and welcomes contributions from other pan-Arctic networks (e.g. INTERACT, GTN-P, NEON, ICOS, SIOS, IASOA, AOOS), multi-disciplinary campaigns (e.g. ABoVE, NGEE Arctic, Arctic Ocean 2018, RV Polarstern cruises) or databases.
Ph.D. and Master Students and Early Career Scientists (ECS) (PhD <5 years) are particularly encouraged to submit abstracts to our session: INTAROS is offering two grants of €1000 each for the best Student or ECS submitting an abstract. The applicants should send their CV, the official receipt of their abstract and a 1-page motivation letter summarizing the reasons for attending the meeting and how it can benefit their careers to Donatella Zona (). The two applications, including abstracts, deemed to be the best will be awarded the grant. Applications should be received on or before January 10th 2019. The Abstract Processing Charge of applicants will not be covered by INTAROS. The grant recipients will have to pay the costs of conference registration, travel, accommodation etc. in the first instance. They will then be reimbursed by the INTAROS project after the conference on presentation of a completed travel claim.
Abstract deadline: 10 January 2019, 13:00 CET.

2017 Fall PAG meeting is held on Nov 6-7, 2017 at NOAA/PMEL in Seattle, Washington, USA. The agenda will be sent out in the fall to all registered participants. Sue Moore will again be the local host at NOAA and Takashi Kikuchi of JAMSTEC will chair this meeting.


"International Workshop on Sharing, Citation and Publication of Scientific Data across Disciplines"

5–7 December 2017

Scope of Workshop: The Workshop will focus on recent topics of interest in the field of scientific data, which are attributed to play a crucial role in global trend on accelerating "Open Science" and "Open Data". Contributions from all scientific disciplines are welcome, including life and bio science, social and human science, as well as polar science.

Sessions at American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting

Foundations for Sustained Arctic Observing: Connecting Observational Networks to Societal Benefit
Primary Convener: Matthew L Druckenmiller, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, United States
Conveners: Hajo Eicken, University of Alaska Fairbanks, International Arctic Research Center, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Sandra Starkweather, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States and Jan René Larsen, Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks, Oslo, Norway

The Role and Impact of a Pan-Arctic Observing Network in Delivering Societal Benefits
Primary Convener: Steven Lev (), Science and Technology Policy Institute

Will be held at the Québec City Convention Centre December 11 - 15, 2017:

The deadline for abstract submission is September 22, 2017.

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