Event Type
Webinars and Virtual Events
Event Dates
2020-03-27 - 2020-04-02

ASSW2020 Moves to Online Only

In the aftermath of the declaration of a “state of emergency” in Iceland (6 March), and in close cooperation and consultation with the government authorities in Iceland, following the recommendations of World Health Organization, and in the understanding that a growing number of States and organizations worldwide are voluntarily issuing bans on “non-essential” travel, the ASSW2020 organizers have decided that the Arctic Science Summit Week 2020 will be held only online. To be 100% clear – there will be no in-person ASSW2020 meeting in Akureyri and we advise you to change your travel reservations and plans accordingly.

(Note: If you cannot cancel your flights to Iceland for a refund, and you can only change them, we suggest you consider contributing to and attending the UArctic Congress, Arctic Circle Assembly, or Cryosphere2020 meetings, all of which are scheduled to be in Iceland this fall.)

Please follow the link above for more information.

Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) is an annual gathering of international organizations involved in Arctic research. It is designed to strengthen collaborations across academia, government agencies, local communities, industry, non-governmental organizations and other Arctic stakeholders.

ASSW2020 is supported by the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources, and the Town of Akureyri. ASSW2020 is an important part of the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. Most of the events will take place in the facilities of the University of Akureyri.

During ASSW2020 there will be three days dedicated to IASC & Arctic science community meetings (28-30 March); ASSW2020 will also feature the "Science in a Sustainable Arctic" meeting and the 5th Arctic Observing Summit. The entire Arctic community is encouraged to use ASSW as a venue for bringing together their organizations, collaborations, and teams. ASSW organizers provide the logistical support and your meeting attendees only have to register for ASSW2020 and show up.