Forum of Arctic Research Operators (FARO) Annual Meeting 2024

21 March 2024 | 09:00 - 15:30 (UK): Open Session - HYBRID

21 March 2024 | 16:00 - 17:00 (UK): Closed Session / By Invitation Only - HYBRID

Room:  Prestonfield (JMCC)

Organiser:  Marie Frost Arndal (Aarhus University, Denmark), Jennifer Mercer (United States)


FARO Annual Meeting 2024 - Agenda

The Forum of Arctic Research Operators (FARO) consists of 20 member countries that conduct research operations in the Arctic. Over FARO’s 25 years of existence, Arctic research has changed considerably. This, coupled with stunning changes in technology, has driven the evolution of operations and has made the underlying need for collaboration and information exchange across national boundaries more critical than ever. This is particularly true with large infrastructure commitments and geographically dispersed observing networks. To this end, FARO acts as an international forum for information exchange, establishment of cooperation, and development of new ideas. FARO aims to encourage and optimise logistics and operational support for scientific research across the Arctic. FARO is closely associated with the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and holds its annual meeting during Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW). FARO is operated by an Executive Committee (ExCom) drawn from its membership with an overall Chair of the organisation. There is a secretariat to support communications throughout the year and the organisation is supported by annual membership fees. The FARO annual meeting 2024 is open to anyone – except for a short closed session at the end of the meeting.