IASOA has an emphasis on concrete outcomes: 

  • Support of a data access portal,  suitable for fundamental research
  • Publication and presentation of original research
  • Mobilization of the IASOA network to support national and international research programs
  • Development of science-based services for environmental agencies


IASOA coordinates the activities of individual Observatories to provide a networked, observations-based view of the Arctic. 

  • Installation of new instrumentation
  • Development of operating procedures
  • Creation of the data sets
  • Response to sudden events