Request for Input - Arctic Observing Assessment

26 June 2014

Request for Input
Arctic Observing Assessment
Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee
Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks

Submission deadline: Friday, 11 July 2014

To submit feedback, go to:

Or email:

Your input is needed to help identify Societally Significant Information
and Products (SSIPs) to assess the capacity of observational networks in
the Arctic. In this first step of the assessment, we are building a list
of Arctic societal priorities that will help scope the effort.

The Arctic Observing Assessment (AOA) is being conducted to support the
U.S. Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) and the
international Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) objectives for
observing coordination and data interoperability. Details about the
assessment, its relationship to IARPC and SAON, including FAQ's, are
available on the ArcticHub ( under the Arctic
Observing Assessment header.

There are two methods for submitting Arctic societal priorities to this
effort -- via an anonymous online web form ( or
via email to Online and email submissions will be
compiled into one list. Additional priorities will be sourced from
available Arctic vision, strategy, and priority documents and reports.
Examples of Arctic priorities that have been drawn from documents and
could scope this effort include food security, freshwater security, and
coastal vulnerability.

A full list will be circulated via the ArcticHub. The deadline for input
via the form and email is Friday, 11 July 2014. We encourage you to
distribute and share this message widely to make this opportunity for
input known to all.

There will be future opportunities to provide input into next stages of
this assessment. Please visit the ArcticHub for updates.

Submission deadline: Friday, 11 July 2014

To submit feedback, go to:

Or email:

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