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Arctic Science
Summit Week

Akureyri, Iceland | 27 March - 2 April

Convened by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC).
Hosted by the Icelandic Centre for Research and the University of Akureyri.


Science Day

27 March


28-30 March


28-30 March

Arctic Observing
Summit (AOS)

31 March - 2 April


ASSW2020 is supported by the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources, and the Town of Akureyri.

ASSW2020 is an important part of the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.


Most of the events will take place in the facilities of the University of Akureyri.

The Arctic Science Summit Week was initiated by the International Arctic Science Committee in 1999 to provide opportunities for coordination, cooperation and collaboration between the various scientific organizations involved in Arctic research. Over the years the summit has evolved into the most important annual gathering of the Arctic research organization.

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About the Hosts


International Arctic Science Committee

IASC is a non-governmental, international scientific organization, pursuing a mission of encouraging and facilitating cooperation in all aspects of Arctic research, in all countries engaged in Arctic research and in all areas of the Arctic region.

IASC’s website


Icelandic Centre for Research

Rannís supports research, innovation, education and culture in Iceland. Rannís cooperates closely with the Icelandic Science and Technology Policy Council and provides professional assistance in the preparation and implementation of the national science and technology policy.

Rannís website


University of Akureyri

The University has built a reputation for academic excellence and good industrial relations. Located in the capital of North Iceland, Akureyri, the University has been instrumental in the economic growth of the region and is central in its planning for a future as a knowledge-based society.

University of Akureyri website