The Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) is a high-level biennial summit that aims to provide community-driven guidance for the design, implementation, coordination and sustained operation of an international network of Arctic observing systems. The AOS provides a platform to address urgent and broadly recognized needs of Arctic observing across all components of the Arctic system. It fosters international communication on and coordination of long-term observations aimed at improving understanding of and response and adaptation to system-scale Arctic change. It is an international forum for optimizing resource allocation through coordination of and exchange among researchers, Indigenous organizations, the public, private and not-for profit sectors and all others involved or interested in the Arctic. The AOS is a contribution to the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) initiative.

http://www.arcticobservingsummit.org/aos-2018-business-case-pan-arctic-observing-system

Climate Teleconnections and Predictions: Past,  Present, Future

To be held at Norheimsund, Norway June 30 – July 6

Targeted at MSc / PhD students / early career postdocs

For terms, registration and more information, please go to: http://ncoe-arcpath.org/node/30?qt-summer_schools_tab=0#qt-summer_schools_tab

The summer school is jointly organized by the projects ARCPATH and CONNECTED

http://ncoe-arcpath.org/

https://www.nersc.no/project/connected

Arctic Circle will be held 19-21 October 2018 in Reykjavik.
More information is available here: http://www.arcticcircle.org/

These sessions are particularly relevant/related to SAON:

  • ROADMAP TO ARCTIC ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND MODELLING PROGRAMS AND NETWORKS. Organized by EU-PolarNet and SAON CON. Friday, October 19, 10:45 –11:45
  • RESEARCH FOR SOCIETAL BENEFIT: WHERE POLAR RESEARCH CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Organized by EU-PolarNet. Friday, October 19, 16:00–17:30
  • THE COOPERATION OF ARCTIC SCIENCE WITH BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY. Friday, October 19 7:45-19:15
  • MINIMISING THE FOOT PRINT OF ARCTIC RESEARCH. Organized by the European Polar Board (EPB) and INTERACT. Sunday, October 21, 11:15-12:15
  • HOW CAN ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING IN THE HIGH-ARCTIC CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY. Organized by Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS). Sunday, October 21, 11:15-12:15

Link to programme: http://www.arcticcircle.org/Media/2018-arctic-circle-assembly-program.pdf

 

Inaugural Open House: Monday October 22

The Icelandic Centre for Research and the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) host the inauguration of the China-Iceland Joint Aurora Observatory on October 22 in Kárhóll, North Iceland.

The unique location of Kárhóll allows for polar upper atmosphere observations of auroras, geomagnetic field variations and other phenomena to provide data critical to understanding solar-terrestrial interactions and space weather. Work conducted at the observatory will strengthen scientific understanding of space and the universe.


Speakers:
• Hallgrímur Jónasson, Director of the Icelandic Centre for Research
• Huigen Yang, Director-General of the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC)
• H.E. Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir, Minister of Education, Science and Culture, Iceland
• Ambassador Jin Zhijian, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of Iceland
• Larry Hinzman, President of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)
• H.E. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Chairman Arctic Circle, President of Iceland 1996-2016

 

 

The seminar i hosted by the Saint-Petersburg State University and the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) in Saint-Petersburg 

For more information, contact Nadezhda Kharlampieva () or visit https://events.spbu.ru/events/arctic-2018

 

 

 

The Arctic Observing Summit (AOS), the European Commission and SAON are the hosts for a side meeting 24th October at the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial in Berlin: Towards a roadmap for coordinated Arctic Observing.

The side meeting is a follow up to the Arctic Observing Summit held in June 2018. The theme for the AOS was Business Case for a Pan-Arctic Observing System.

The first part of the session will demonstrate the value of Arctic observations, linking these to relevant Societal Benefit Areas. The second part will show how Arctic long-term observing systems are linked to and support decision-making from local to global scales. In the summing up panel, calls to action to the Arctic Science Ministerial will be formulated.

Presentations from the meeting are found here.

 

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