Call for Session Abstracts: Arctic Science Summit Week 2021

Date: 
13 November 2020

Call for Session Abstracts
Arctic Science Summit Week 2021

20-26 March 2021
Online

Abstract submission deadline: 30 November 2020

To submit an abstract, go to:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBWoMK0f79MMqi2UUHczz4makkqez4...

For more information, go to:

https://assw2021.pt/

Organizers invite session abstracts for Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2021. This conference will convene online 20-26 March 2021.

Conveners of the following sessions invite abstracts:

ID: 25 – Experiences in Sustaining Collaborative Arctic Research Teams
Conveners:
Olivia Lee (University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S)
Christina Goethel (Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science)
Karen Pletnikoff (Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc.)

Recognition of the connected nature of the Arctic has precipitated the growth of interdisciplinary Arctic research efforts internationally. Collaborative research teams have developed from informal discussions and formal agreements of large, interdisciplinary projects. While scientific results may get a lot of exposure, the best practices for supporting the participation of diverse partners from the outset of planning proposals, and supporting research teams that cross knowledge systems are often not shared widely. This session invites contributions from researchers across career levels to share experiences from participation in interdisciplinary teams on topics such as sustaining effective communication in teams or developing long term relationships among collaborators. Conveners welcome insight from research teams that range in size, but that cross disciplinary and institutional boundaries with projects occurring from local to international scales. Session contributors will be invited to share materials on best practices for developing and sustaining research teams to be hosted on the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. website.

ID: 46 - Observing for Action: Outcomes of the 5th Arctic Observing Summit and Advances in Coordinated Observations
Conveners:
Maribeth S. Murray (Arctic Institute of North America, University of Calgary)
Ravi D. Sankar (Arctic Institute of North America, University of Calgary)
Peter Schlosser (Arizona State University)

This session invites papers focused on any or all of these aspects of Arctic Observing with the goal of sharing and/or supplementing the work of the Summit and/or implementing these and other recommendations including the identification of Essential Arctic Variables using the SAON Roadmap for Arctic Observing and Data Systems. Conveners also welcome papers that consider new and sustainable ways of supporting and expanding observing activities through collaboration with Indigenous People, creative and novel use of existing observational infrastructure, and ways in which an observing system of system can be responsive to emerging issues. For example, the AOS 2020 was held as an online forum as a result of the circumstances introduced by Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The pandemic highlights the need for an observing system that is responsive to arctic change as well as to unanticipated global events.

The Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) 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 observing systems that improves our understanding of and response to Arctic change. Arctic environmental change continues unabated. Sustained observations that enable us to track, understand, and project this change are essential. They are necessary to guide adaptation and mitigation responses from local to global scales. Recommendations from the AOS 2020 include, among others, that a pan-Arctic Observing System of Systems must be:

  • Designed to reflect societal and scientific needs with design drawing on Essential and Shared Arctic Variables;
  • Coordinated and where needed integrated with global observing systems;
  • Relevant to people’s lives, decision making, and policy; and
  • Supported with a networked, collaborative, interoperable digital system that is based on co-production and ethical data principles.

Abstract submission deadline: 30 November 2020

To submit an abstract, go to:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBWoMK0f79MMqi2UUHczz4makkqez4...

For more information, go to:
https://assw2021.pt/