The United States is pleased to serve as the host country to ASSW from March 14-20, 2007 in Hanover, New Hampshire. ASSW 2007 is hosted by both the Institute of Arctic Studies, within the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab (CRREL).
The ASSW is a collaborative effort between:
- International Arctic Sciences Committee IASC
- Arctic Ocean Sciences Board AOSB
- European Polar Board EPB
- Pacific Arctic Group PAG
- Forum of Arctic Research Operators FARO
The purpose of the summit is to provide opportunities for international coordination, collaboration and cooperation in all areas of Arctic science and to combine science and management meetings. The ASSW also offers insight into Arctic research undertaken by the host country. Side meetings organized by other groups with interests in Arctic science and policy will take place at the same time. Previous ASSW meetings have been held in Potsdam (Germany), Tromso (Norway), Cambridge (UK), Iqaluit (Canada), Groningen (Netherlands), Kiruna (Sweden), Reykjavik (Iceland), and Kunming (China).
ASSW 2007 falls at the beginning of the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008. The IPY is an intense, global campaign of coordinated polar observations and analysis. The Hanover meeting is an inaugural event for the U.S. and international involvement in IPY. On behalf of our colleagues at Dartmouth and CRREL, we extend a warm welcome to ASSW 2007.
Kenneth Yalowitz, Ambassador (ret.)
Director, Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College
Director, Institute of Arctic Studies, Dartmouth College
US Army ERDC Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab (CRREL)
We would like to thank the following sponsors:
US National Science Foundation
Evelyn Stefansson Nef
New Hampshire Polar and Cold Regions Consortium
US Arctic Research Commission
VECO Polar Resources