This report provides an overview of outcome of the 40 chapters and 169 recommendations from the first four SESS reports (2018-2021).
State of Environmental Science in Svalbard: Synthesizing the recommendations of the first 4 years
Published 21 October 2022
Ilkka S.O. Matero, Hanne H. Christiansen, Lisa Baddeley, Clara J. M. Hoppe, Maarten J.J.E. Loonen, Rune Storvold, Vito Vitale, Agata Zaborska, Lucilla Alfonsi, Manuel Bensi, Agnieszka Beszczyńska-Møller, Finlo Cottier, Dmitry Divine, Jean Charles Gallet, Holt Hancock, Andy Hodson, Aga Nowak, Yasunobu Ogawa, Åshild Pedersen, Douglas Rowland, Thomas V. Schuler, Arild Sundfjord, Heikki Lihavainen
One of the main outputs from SIOS is the annual State of Environmental Science in Svalbard (SESS) report, which has been produced since 2018. The SESS reports comprise peer-reviewed science texts and associated outreach summaries for stakeholders about field observations in Svalbard. The report series is an important development towards the SIOS ambition to build the best regional Earth Observing System in the Arctic.
This report provides an overview of outcome of the 40 chapters and 169 recommendations from the first four SESS reports (2018-2021). We have condensed these into disciplinary recommendations and identified the major cross-cutting interdisciplinary steps forward for SIOS. Recommendations mainly concern developing the observation system and the data management system. Naturally, this first review also allows for a thorough discussion of how far SIOS has come in developing a full-scale interdisciplinary Earth System Science (ESS) observation system and identifies potential ways forward.