Session description:

Rapid warming in the Arctic is driving profound environmental and socio-economic change impacting immediate response tactics and long-term planning and policy strategies. Engaging with stakeholders and identifying societal benefit areas can be used to help design integrated observing systems and identify new technologies, assess their performance across multiple scales. This session will focus on lessons learned, best practices and emerging technologies from existing Arctic systems that can be used elsewhere in the Arctic, as well as other regions of the global ocean to ensure that observing systems are meeting identified needs.

LEAD: Molly McCammon, AOOS, US AON, SAON

The Pacific Arctic Group (PAG) 2019 Fall Meeting will be held on Oct 14-16, 2019 in Jinxi Hotel, Hangzhou, China. The PAG fall meeting is focused on review of accomplishments during the previous summer and outlooks for the future.

There will be two parts for this meeting; the first part is focused on business issue. Results from previous field activities and future plans, PAG joint activities, interaction with other organizations/projects, PAG organizational issues and other business issue will be presented and discussed. The second part will be a science workshop focused on results and future plans for PAG joint research activities, including the Distributed Biological Observatory (DBO), Pacific Arctic Climate and Environment Observatory (PACEO), and Central Arctic Ocean (CAO) topics.

The Third Polar Data Forum will take place 18-22 November 2019 in Helsinki, Finland at FMI headquarters. 

The meeting will be co-organized with regional partners including the INTAROS project in conjunction with the EU Arctic Cluster, the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, and other European organizations.  The Forum will be co-convened by the IASC-SAON Arctic Data Committee, Southern Ocean Observing System, Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management, the World Data System and other organizations engaged in polar data management.

This iteration of the Polar Data Forum will combine a two to two and a half day conference style meeting in support of information exchange, with the remainder of the week using a "hackathon" approach that will build on the development work done in Boulder, Geneva and other meetings.

More information will be posted at and

As a part of the Icelandic chairmanship of the Arctic Council, the Icelandic Meteorological Office will host an exploratory workshop for Earth System Modelling in the Arctic. The workshop will:
• Promote the improvement of forecasting skill of weather, ocean, hydrological and climate models
• Synergize cooperative efforts

More information is found here and here.

Dear ArcticNet colleagues,

Save the date!

This is the First Announcement for the 15th ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM2019) to be held from 02 to 05 December 2019 at the Halifax Convention Centre, Nova Scotia, Canada.

As the largest annual Arctic research gathering held in Canada, the ArcticNet ASM is the ideal venue to present results from all fields of Arctic research and stimulate networking and partnership activities.

Building on the success of previous ASMs, the 2019 Meeting will welcome researchers, students, Inuit, Northerners, policy makers, stakeholders and the media to address the global challenges and opportunities brought by climate change and modernization in the Arctic.

 Detailed information on the meeting, registration, call for abstracts and sponsor/exhibitor opportunities will be available on the ASM2019 website in July.

We hope to see you all in Halifax!

Mickaël Lemay,  on behalf of the ASM2016 Organizing Committee

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