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Our paper developing the concept of Shared Arctic Variables has been published in Arctic.

Bradley, A., Eicken, H., Lee, O., Gebruk, A. and Pirazzinie, R., 2021. Shared Arctic Variable Framework Links Local to Global Observing System Priorities and Requirements. ARCTIC, 74(5), pp.69-86.


For shorter versions, see the resources available through the ROADS Advisory Panel. 



Working with SAON ROADS and Shared Arctic Variables

Hosted by the Arctic Observing Summit

Wednesday, February 15

6:00 AKST / 10:00 EST / 15:00 UTC / 16:00 CET

Please join us for a webinar on the Roadmap for Arctic Observing and Data Systems (ROADS), part of the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) initiative, and the development of Shared Arctic Variables. We will provide brief background on the ROADS process and its guiding principles, and will review the concept of Shared Arctic Variables. Speakers from the projects piloting the process (Arctic PASSION and RNA CoObs) will describe how the process is working in practice and lessons learned for future proposals to support expert panels.

This webinar is particularly aimed at those interested in contributing to better coordination of Arctic observations through collaboration with SAON activities, the ROADS process, and the development of Shared Arctic Variables.

To register and receive the recording link, please fill out your information here:


Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks is currently on pause following the lead of the Arctic Council.



Research Networking Activities for Sustained Coordinated Observations of Arctic Change

Student work:

Martina Berutti-Bartesaghi ’24

A Network of Networks: Analyzing the Relationships Between Organizations Coordinating Arctic Observations. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (online). 2021. 

Davis Collison ’21

Observational network approaches for the co-production of knowledge in support of food sovereignty for Indigenous Alaskan Communities /. Thesis (B.A.)–Williams College. Environmental Studies, 2021.




AOS 2022: Arctic observing at the intersection of health, understanding, and resilience

Dates: March 30 – April 12022
Location: Tromsø, Norway (and Online)
Chairs: Alice Bradley, Maribeth Murray, Gosia Smieszek