Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) and Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) 2014

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 5 April 2014 to 11 April 2014

Where: Helsinki, Finland

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The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) is the annual gathering of international organizations engaged in supporting and facilitating Arctic research. Its purpose is to provide opportunities for international coordination, collaboration and cooperation in all fields of Arctic science and to combine science and management meetings.

The ASSW and AOS meetings are arranged during April 5-8 and April 9-11 in Helsinki. The conferences will be arranged in the facilities of the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Meteorological Institute located on the science campus Kumpula.

The ASSW 2014 will include business meetings of the parti- cipating organizations on 5-8 April and the 2nd Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) on 9-11 April. The Common Day in the middle of the week will be devoted to the opening of the 3rd International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III).

Overall, the ASSW 2014 will address the common concern regarding the Arctic environ- ment under the pressure of climate change and global economic demands for natural re- sources and seek feasible strategies for advanced Arctic Observing Systems to conduct systematic, reliable and cost-effective monitoring of long-term trends and rapid changes.