ISAC and AOS Publications and Reports


AOS White Papers 2013 and Arctic Journal Special Issue

A subset of white papers and short statement contributions from AOS (Arctic Observing Summit) 2013, and continuing into 2014, are being published as a special issue of the journal Arctic, the international journal of the Arctic Institute of North America. The special issue is open access: Arctic Vol. 68, Supplement 1.

Toyama, Japan
25 April 2015

The following documents provide overviews of how ISAC activities align with ICARP III priorities (International Conference on Arctic Research Planning).

The Arctic Observing Summit and processes: Brief report: pdf

RtoC Workshops and activities: Brief report: pdf  |  Presentation: pdf


 Article on AOS in Witness the Arctic

The Spring 2014 edition of Witness the Arctic, the newsletter from ARCUS (Arctic Research Consortium of the United States), included an article on AOS 2013 and recommendations stemming from the Summit

Recommendations from 2014 Arctic Observing Summit (link)
- Mikko Strahlendorff, Finnish Meteorological Institute


Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) 2013 - White Papers and Short Statements

Community input was invited as part of AOS 2013 (Vancouver, Canada) activities. The original contributions can be downloaded from the AOS website here.

Translating Our Growing Understanding into a Research Agenda for Action
Report on the 1st ISAC Responding to Change Workshop
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
30 January - 1 February 2012
Planning for the Future
An ISAC Workshop Report
International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
30 May - 1 June 2011


International Study of Arctic Change Science Plan

The ISAC Science Plan outlines key research questions and issues in Arctic Environmental Research. The ISAC Science Program is structured around observing, understanding and responding to Arctic Change. Repsonding to change drives the programs and program implementation now underway through activities such as the Arctic Observing Summit.

Murray M. S., Anderson L., Cherkashov G., Cuyler C., Forbes B., Gascard J.-C., Hass C., Schlosser P., Shaver G., Shimada K., Tjernstro:m M., Walsh J. Wandell J., and Zhao Z. 2010. International Study of Arctic Change: Science Plan. ISAC International Program Office, Stockholm. 50 pp.

Prior to 2010  


International Study of Arctic Change 2006 -  Science Overview Document, Initial ISAC Science Prospectus




International Study of Arctic Change 2008 -  Information Brochure (archived: see recent version here)