|Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks |
The purpose of Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) is to enhance Arctic-wide observing activities by facilitating partnerships and synergies among existing observation and data management activities, and to promote sharing and synthesis of data and information. As a member state of the Arctic Council and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), Canada has established a SAON National Coordinating Committee (SAON Canada).
SAON encourages sustained and coordinated pan-Arctic observing and data sharing to serve societal needs, particularly those related to environmental, social, economic and cultural issues. Canada shares the SAON vision of freely accessible observation data used to benefit society both in the Arctic and around the world.