Arctic Observing Summit's 2022 Recommendations And Call To Action

by Sabrina Heerema | Published: 29-Sep-22 | Last updated: 29-Sep-22 | Tags : Arctic observing policy recommendations | category: NEWS

Arctic PASSION partners involved in the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) 2022 have released a Call for Action including 6 recommendations. 

Arctic PASSION partners Maribeth Murray of the Arctic Institute of North America and Gosia Smieszek of the University of Tromsø jointly published the 2022 'Call for Action' along with six recommendations together with Alice Bradley of Williams College, Massachusets. The recommendations are targeted towards decision-makers at local, regional and global scales concerning the need for ongoing improvement to Arctic observation

The Arctic Observing Summit is a biennial event convened as part of the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) initiative to guide the design, coordination, and long-term operation of an international network of observation systems that improves our understanding of, and response to, Arctic change. SAON's six working groups (on food security, regional to global observing, data sharing, system implementation, utility and benefits and capacity sharing) met at the 2022 AOS to formulate the recommendations and calls to action. Arctic PASSION has been involved in all of these working groups with numerous of our partners.

The recommendations include broadened coverage of global observing systems in the North, emphasis on the development of the Roadmap for Arctic Observing and Data Systems (ROADS) and Shared Arctic Variables (SAVs); the need for an integrated Arctic Observing System and the importance of Arctic Indigenous Peoples in the system. We are very proud to be a part of these processes through the Arctic PASSION project. Read the full Call to Action here