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White Papers and Short Statements:  Thank you for your contributions.
The call is now closed but please contact us to discuss a submission and extension.

REVISED MANUSCRIPTS - Deadline: Feb. 1st
The Arctic Observing Summit Executive Organizing Committee has been welcoming community input and the submission of white papers on the AOS 2016 themes. A preliminary review process in underway. White papers will be made public shortly. 

Quick links:

  • Description HERE (pdf)
  • Instructions HERE
  • Submission form BELOW - now closed 
  • AOS 2013 link for previous white paper examples
  • Deadline: CLOSED but please send email for extension: aos@arcticobserving.com

Why is Community input needed?

The design, development, implementation and sustained operation of an adaptive, relevant and responsive Arctic observing system requires the expertise and input from everyone affected by, engaged or interested in observing activities, applications and derived products. Diverse and inclusive representation from all sectors is fundamental for the success of an international Arctic observing system of systems to integrate a broad range of perspectives.

Invitation for community white papers and short statements for AOS 2016.

Community input and perspectives are invited in the form of white papers and short statements for AOS 2016. Community input can serve to highlight important data, 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. Community white papers and short statements should link to the six themes identified for AOS 2016 (see below). However, other input on important and relevant topics related to AOS are welcome also under the category of OTHER: Other high-priority issues for Arctic observing, but we ask that authors contact the AOS Executive Organizing Committee by email (aos@arcticobserving.com) and send a proposed title and abstract to discuss the topic prior to preparing the white paper for inclusion in AOS 2016. 

White papers will be used to help guide discussions during the AOS Thematic Working Group sessions. White paper authors may be invited to give presentations during AOS 2016, and a synthesis of white paper issues will inform recommendations and action items adopted at the Summit and conveyed to Arctic Council Working Groups  and other local, national and international bodies overseeing, supporting or carrying out sustained Arctic observations. 

Community input was invited during the inaugural AOS in 2013 and Thematic Working Groups prepared synthesis documents and recommendations for the design and implementation of a system of Arctic observing systems, and to guide future Summits.  Please visit our AOS 2013 link for examples of input submitted previously.

AOS 2016 Themes

A full description of the thematic focus for AOS 2016 can be found here. White papers should focus on the following themes:

1. International and national strategies for sustained support of long-term Arctic observing

2. Technology and innovation for sustained Arctic observations

3. Contributions of the Private Sector and Industry to sustained Arctic observations

4. Actor and Stakeholder engagement and needs in sustained Arctic observations

5. Arctic Observations in the context of Global Observing initiatives 

6. Interfacing Indigenous Knowledge, Community-based Monitoring and Scientific Methods for sustained Arctic observations

Kindly direct any questions on white paper submission to aos@arcticobserving.com . You may also contact us at the ISAC International Program Office.



Please see detailed instructions to prepare written contributions here. An overview of the general format is provided and a description of the two main types of contributions: WHITE PAPERS and SHORT STATEMENTS.

Interested in discussing your white paper or your work with a broader audience? AOS welcomes poster abstracts on AOS themes - submission form here.

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Please contact us to make changes to your submission (aos@arcticobserving.com)

(NOTE: Any author can contribute one or more white papers or statements; attendance to AOS 2016 is not a requirement for submission)