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AASCO – Arena for gap analysis of the existing Arctic science co-operations

Hanna Lappalainen1, Tuukka Petäjä1, Timo Vihma2, Alexander Baklanov3, Sergey Chalov4, Yubao Qiu5, Huadong Guo5, Nikolay Kasimov4, Paul Berkman6, Heikki Lihavainen7, and Markku Kulmala1
Hanna Lappalainen et al.
  • 1University of Helsinki, Physics Department, Helsinki, Finland (
  • 2Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Helsinki, Finland
  • 3World Meteorological Organization, 1211 Genève, Switzerland
  • 4Moscow State University (MSU), Moscow, Russia
  • 5Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100094, China
  • 6Harvard Law School, 1563 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
  • 7Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System, PO Box 156, N - 9171 Longyearbyen, Norway

A deep understanding of the land - atmosphere - ocean feedbacks and interactions is required to make impact on the sustainable and just development of the Arctic region. The science based knowledge of the Arctic environments would lead to improved mitigation and adaptation plans, sustainable services for the Arctic communities and stakeholders and to well targeted policy actions. At the same time with the science approach we need a process of making  policies acceptable and normative to the people living in the Artic.  AASCO – “Arena gap  analysis of the existing Arctic science co-operations” highlights key areas for the Arctic interactions – feedbacks research from the atmospheric, oceanic, cryospheric and social perspectives, and summarizes the potential improvements stemming from the holistic understanding of the Arctic climate system. Furthermore, AASCO aims to provide an outlook and benefits of the bridges between other international approaches like Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) Program, University of Arctic network (U-Arctic), The Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) Programme of WMO, Sustainable Arctic Observation Network (SAON) e.g  it’s strategy process called “ROADS” and the Digital Belt and Road (DBAR) program and, in general, of bridges between research and society impact.

How to cite: Lappalainen, H., Petäjä, T., Vihma, T., Baklanov, A., Chalov, S., Qiu, Y., Guo, H., Kasimov, N., Berkman, P., Lihavainen, H., and Kulmala, M.: AASCO – Arena for gap analysis of the existing Arctic science co-operations, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-11249,, 2022.

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