AIM-North is an innovative satellite mission concept that is currently undergoing Phase 0 study in a collaborative effort between Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Canadian Space Agency (CSA), other federal and provincial government departments, academia, industry and international team members.

AIM-North would use a constellation of two satellites in a highly elliptical orbit (HEO) formation to provide observations with an unprecedented combination of frequency, density and quality for monitoring greenhouse gases (GHGs), air quality (AQ) and solar induced fluorescence (SIF) from vegetation over land from about 40-80°N, multiple times per day.

The scope of the AIM-North Phase 0 study has recently been expanded to include meteorological and space weather observations. The expanded mission is referred to as the Arctic Observing Mission (AOM) and is under consideration by the Government of Canada for investment and potential implementation with international partners.