The workshop will take place 27-30 June 2022 in Seattle, Washington and online.

The workshop will explore changes in Arctic Ocean and sub-Arctic seas circulation related to global change and the observing system required to track those changes in the future. The observing system design effort will be cognizant of the practical, geopolitical, and operational constraints of Arctic Ocean observing, but will incorporate modern objective experimental design and data assimilation using numerical models as fundamental guiding principles. Its work will contribute to evaluations of model simulations and observational analyses to assess opportunities for model improvements. The workshop will be a hybrid format with virtual and in-person attendees.

The workshop will include presentations addressing:

  • The state of knowledge of Arctic Ocean and sub-Arctic seas circulation with an eye toward identifying critical gaps in observations of modes of variability;
  • The observing system needs and data assimilation approach to track those modes of variability; and
  • The practical, institutional, technical, and geopolitical challenges of increasing the coverage of Arctic Ocean observations that are required by both points above.

Organizers are currently accepting abstracts for talks and posters. Abstract submission is through the registration platform and abstracts have a 250-word limit.

Registration is on a first come, first-served basis until capacity is reached. The organizing committee anticipates 100-120 participants at the workshop. Abstracts are not a requirement for participation.

Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday, 1 May 2022

In-person registration deadline: 13 June 2022

Virtual registration deadline: 26 June 2022

For more information and to register, go to:
Workshop webpage

For question, contact:
Sam Coakley