The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) is organized annually by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) to provide opportunities for coordination, cooperation and collaboration between the various scientific organizations involved in Arctic research.
The Business and Community Meetings (26 - 28 March) include annual meetings of the participating organizations:
- International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)
- Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)
- European Polar Board (EPB)
- Forum of Arctic Research Operators (FARO)
- Indigenous Peoples' Secretariat (IPS)
- International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA)
- Ny-Ålesund Science Managers Committee (NySMAC)
- Pacific Arctic Group (PAG)
- University of the Arctic (UArctic)
In addition, other organizations and projects regularly hold workshops and project meetings at ASSW.
During the ASSW 2022 in Tromsø, Norway, a Science Day will be arranged on 29 March 2022, just after most of the Business and Community Meetings and before the Arctic Observing Summit. The Science Day is meant as a bridge between these two events.
In odd number years, the ASSW also includes a Science Symposium. These symposia create a platform for exchanging knowledge, cross fertilization and collaboration and attract scientists, students, policy makers and other professionals from all over the world.
In even number years the ASSW includes the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS)(30 March - 1 April 2022), a high-level, biennial summit that aims to provide community-driven, science-based guidance for the design, implementation, coordination and long-term operation of Arctic observing systems.
More info about registration and practicalities here.