Arctic Observing Assessment Overview

What is the Arctic Observing Assessment?

The Arctic Observing Assessment (AOA) is an international effort under the auspices of the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks and the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee to document and visualize available scientific information relevant to Arctic priorities to measure the relevance of current observing capabilities to user needs.  This living assessment and online resource looks at the interrelationships between available environmental, socio-economic and well-being observations, allowing complex user-defined searches and graphical representation of our strengths and needs for observing in the Arctic.