The Arctic Observing Summit 2013 (AOS 2013) is the first in a planned series of high-level, biennial international observing summits. The AOS is led by the International Study of Arctic Change (ISAC) and is a task of the Arctic Council’s Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON), led by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and it is part of the broader SAON implementation process. The AOS provides a platform to address the needs of arctic and fosters international communication and coordination of long-term observations for improving understanding and responding to system-scale arctic change.

The AOS 2013 will be held on 30 April – 2 May 2013 at the Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, Canada. The key outcome of the AOS will be an assessment of the fit between stakeholder-needs, science objectives and observing networks and a variety of products to improve this. The foundation for the AOS is community input. To capture and integrate input from a broad range of participants the AOS includes preparation, in advance, of community white papers, which are available for public comment. This is a reminder that the deadline for the submission of white papers is on 28 February 2013. Additionally, the call for poster presentations is now open. The deadline for poster submission is 8 April 2013. Additionally, an online survey has been created for wide input.

On the AOS website, at you can:

  • Make hotel bookings
  • Find information about registration and register
  • Comment on white papers
  • Fill in the community questionnaire
  • Submit a poster
  • Download the call for white papers
  • Find information for exhibitors and sponsors
  • Find information about the summit’s agenda
  • Find information about the AOS background and its partners

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