The State of Environmental Science in Svalbard (SESS) report is the main tool for the science-based development of the observing system. In the three first years of the SESS report, SIOS has received more than 140 recommendations on how to improve the observing system for Earth system science in Svalbard. Now it is time to consolidate and implement these recommendations. Therefore, SIOS has decided that we for the SESS report 2021 only accept updates of chapters already published in previous SESS reports.
Proposals for new chapters will be accepted for the SESS report 2022 again (the call for proposals will be opened in autumn 2021).
Tentative timeline for the SESS report 2021
29 March 2021 - Invitation for contributions sent out to author teams of earlier SESS chapters
23 April 2021 28 April 2021, 16:00 CEST - Proposal submission deadline (extended)
Early May 2021 - Decision on funding by SIOS Board of Directors
15 September 2021 - Submission deadline for contributions
October 2021 - Revision process
November/Early December 2021 - Editorial process
15 December 2021 - Final report for print
January 2022 - Release of the SESS report during the Polar Night Week