The Executive Organizing Committee for the ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic as areas having a high latitude, long winters, short, cool summers,... More Observing Summit (AOS) announce the release of the AOS 2018 Conference Statement. This statement summarizes the main conclusions and call to action from the 2018 AOS that convened 24-26 June 2018 in Davos, Switzerland.

During AOS 2018, participants from 26 countries focused on the Business Case for a Pan-Arctic Observing System. Demonstrating the value of ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic as areas having a high latitude, long winters, short, cool summers,... More observations, linked to relevant societal benefit areas, showed how long-term observing systems support decision-making from local to global scales.

The conference statement is based on the summaries of the working group deliberations and was reviewed during the final plenary session of the Summit.

To view to full conference statement, go to:
Conference statement webpage (PDF – 87.89 KB)

For more information about AOS 2018, including access to copies of presentations, go to: AOS homepage

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