The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) is organized annually by ISC Member, the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) to provide opportunities for coordination, cooperation and collaboration between the various scientific organizations involved in Arctic research. It was initiated by the IASC in 1999 and has evolved into the most important annual gathering of the Arctic research organization.
ASSW 2023 will be held in Vienna, Austria, from 17 – 24 February 2023 and is organised in a hybrid format, providing opportunities for both in-person and online participation.
Two main blocks form the program for ASSW 2023:
- ASSW 2023 Business & Community Meetings (17-24 February 2023) include annual meetings, workshops and other events of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and several other Arctic organisations and projects.
- ASSW 2023 Science Symposium: The Arctic in the Anthropocene (21 – 24 February 2023): Never before has the Arctic experienced such a high pressure by human impact either by local environmental disturbances or by global climate change leading to long-term changes and massive challenges to the resistance and resilience of polar ecological systems and Arctic societies. “The Arctic in the Anthropocene” is a quite appropriate theme to focus on the increasing pressure of high latitudes. The 44 sessions offer space to shed light on short- and long-term changes, respectively, on human, terrestrial, aquatic or aerial systems. Despite the focus on the Arctic, contribution on the Antarctic, aiming at fostering networking and advances on research on both poles, are accepted and appreciated.