Meeting Summary:

The 6th meeting of the ABoVE Science Team was held virtually from June 1st-4th 2020. The meeting was originally slated to take place in Fairbanks, Alaska the week of May 11th, 2020. However, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the meeting was reconfigured into a virtual format. In an attempt to accommodate the growing demands on science team members' time during this new telework environment (e.g., on-line teaching, child care, home schooling, etc.), the meeting was moved to take place after the spring semester had concluded at most academic institutions. In addition, the meeting was structured into two 1.5 hour blocks of presentations each day separated by a one hour break, which allowed participants to take a break and care of personal business as needed.

ABoVE Code of Conduct and Land Acknowledgement:

1. Code of Conduct
ABoVE leadership and the staff of the Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Office are committed to providing safe, welcoming, and productive environments in the field and the lab, and at meetings and conferences, and have adopted the American Geophysical Union Scientific Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct “rejects discrimination and harassment by any means, based on factors such as ethnic or national origin, race, religion, citizenship, language, political or other opinion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, or economic class.” This Code also includes information on expected behavior, unacceptable behavior, and consequences. If you have any concerns or need an ally contact: Peter Griffith, Libby Larson, Liz Hoy, Leanne Kendig, Sarah Sackett, or Mike Falkowski. To formally file a complaint with NASA, consult Harassment and Discrimination Reporting for NASA Employees, Contractors and Grantee Beneficiaries.

2. Land Acknowledgment
We would like to acknowledge that the circumpolar Arctic is the home to many different Indigenous Peoples. We are reminded of their deep connection to this region, and our role as researchers to work towards reconciliation with our Indigenous partners. Wherever you may be reading this newsletter, please join us in honoring the place-based knowledge of Indigenous Peoples and recognizing their ancestral and contemporary stewardship of their homelands.