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Edinburgh to host Arctic Science Summit Week 2024

The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) has announced that Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2024, including the Arctic Observing Summit, will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland in two years time.

Events will take place from 21 – 29 March 2024 around the capital. The bid 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).

MASTS looks forward to working with the Scottish Arctic Network in the build-up to the Arctic Science Summit week and welcoming the global Arctic Science community to Scotland.

“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.

Read the University of Edinburgh’s press release here about the news

The Arctic Science Summit Week 2023 will be held in Vienna, Austria 17 – 24th February 2023. Access the website here.

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