ASSW2020 Scientific Summary Report Now Available Online

The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) provides a venue for coordination, cooperation, and discussions on key Arctic issues, attracting scientists, students, policymakers and other professionals from all over the world
ASSW2020 Scientific Summary Report Now Available Online

The ASSW2020 Scientific Summary Report is now available online. It is published in collaboration with the Northern Research Forum at the University of Akureyri and Rannís - The Icelandic Centre for Research.

The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW), organized annually by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), is the most important annual gathering of Arctic research organization. It provides a venue for coordination, cooperation, and discussions on key Arctic issues, attracting scientists, students, policymakers and other professionals from all over the world. During ASSWs, several Arctic-focused workshops take place, scientific proposals are discussed, and new ideas come to be. It is with this in mind, that the convener and hosts of the Arctic Science Summit Week 2020, namely IASC, The University of Akureyri and Rannís introduced the suggestion to compile for the first time a summary report that would keep a record of scientific discussions at ASSW and present them to the Arctic community at large.

ASSW2020 was hosted by Rannís – The Icelandic Centre for Research and the University of Akureyri and was an important part of the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. ASSW2020 was originally scheduled as an in-person meeting in Akureyri (Iceland) from 27 March to 2 April 2020. As the circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic worsened both locally and globally, ASSW2020 was one of the first large Arctic gatherings that moved online. After ASSW2020 was over, the organizers also published a short report with a lesson learned and best practice on how to move a conference online Moving a Conference from Iceland to Zoom Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Arctic Science Summit Week 2020.