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Arctic Science Summit Week

Edinburgh will host ASSW 2024 in March with events taking place around the capital.

Edinburgh will be the host location for the next Arctic Science Summit Week and the Arctic Observing Summit in 2024, the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) announced. This is the most important annual gathering of Arctic Research Organisations and will attract around 1,000 Arctic researchers from around the world to the city.

Events will take place from 21 – 29 March 2024 around the capital, including at the University. Edinburgh’s bid to host was put forward by the Scottish Arctic Network, with support from the Scottish Government, SAGES and MASTS, after the invitation was accepted by the IASC to hold the events in the UK. The original proposal came from the NERC Arctic Office and the UK Arctic and Antarctic Partnership (UKAAP), with the support of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

It is more important than ever that researchers across the Arctic are able to meet to develop new partnerships to understand the breadth and depth of change. So I am delighted that Edinburgh will be the host for our Arctic Science Summit Week in March 2024. This will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase all that scientists across the city, Scotland and the United Kingdom bring to Arctic science. I know that international researchers will receive a really warm welcome and I look forward to working with all the event’s partners to deliver a very special event.

Henry Burgess, President, International Arctic Science Committee & Head of the Natural Environment Research Council Arctic Office

Find out more about Arctic Science Summit Week

ASSW2024 website

About the other organisations:

International Arctic Science Committee Scottish Arctic Network SAGES MASTS

To find out more about the conference and to get involved please contact the Global Partnerships team: assw2024@ed.ac.uk