On March 28-29, 2017, the Summit Station Science Summit (or the “Summit Summit”) was held in Arlington, Virginia. The meeting was supported and hosted by the National Science Foundation. At the meeting, a multidisciplinary group of scientists reviewed Summit Station science, defined the leading research questions for Summit, and made community-based recommendations on future science goals and science-enabling future scenarios and governance for Summit.
Summit Station, in the center of the Greenland ice sheet, is a vibrant interdisciplinary research hub that has served as a crucial component of the Arctic observing system for nearly three decades. The scientific yields from this unique and important site are numerous and ongoing, but the operation of remote stations is resource intensive, requiring strategic planning and scientific vision to remain at the cutting edge of scientific research.
The following report highlights the findings and recommendations from the meeting.