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


27 March

Science for a Sustainable Arctic

Science for a Sustainable Arctic is an international assembly bringing together international policymakers and scientists to discuss key Arctic issues. The event will be held in Hof, the Cultural Centre of Akureyri, and registration is open to everybody.

Program available in January 2020 / Stay informed

Polar Bear

28-30 March

IASC Business & Community Meetings

The IASC Council, Executive Committee and Working Groups will gather to discuss opportunities for coordination, cooperation and collaboration within the international Arctic research community, as well as IASC matters.

Program available in January 2020 / Stay informed

31 March - 2 April

5th Arctic Observing Summit

The Arctic Observing Summit is an international biennial forum that aims to provide knowledge-based guidance for the design, implementation, coordination and operation of sustained, long-term international network of Arctic observing systems.

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Akureyri, the Capital of North Iceland

Akureyri is the second largest urban area after the capital area of Reykjavík, with a population of about 18,500. It is the centre of trade and services in northern Iceland.

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ASSW2020 venues in Akureyri are University of Akureyri and Hof Cultural Center.

University of Akureyri

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Hof Cultural Center

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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.

Stay Informed

Simply add your email address and we will keep you updated on the ASSW2020 program and events and when registration opens. We will only send you brief and relevant information on the Arctic Science Summit Week and never share your email address with third parties.

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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