›2020 Arctic Frontiers: The Copernicus Marine Service Side-Event
In 2020, the 14th yearly Arctic Frontiers conference will take place on January 26-30 in Tromso, Norway. On Tuesday 28 January 2020, a side event entitled “The Copernicus marine service: extracting value from satellite Earth Observation data” will be co-organized by the Nansen Center together with Met Norway, Mercator Ocean International, Havforskningsinstituttet and the Norsk Polar Institutt.
The Arctic’s role is changing: the region is now playing a role at the centre on the geopolitical stage. With vast energy and marine resources, the region is on the agenda of industrial, political and societal organisations across the globe. Increased human activity in the Arctic will have significant economic, political, and social implications for Arctic nations and will influence the Arctic environment. Arctic Frontiers discusses the political frameworks needed to utilise these opportunities in a responsible way.
The Arctic Frontiers Conference will discuss the theme “Power of knowledge”. Five subjects will be discussed during the conference:
- State of the Arctic
- Powered by knowledge
- Resilient Arctic communities
- Sustainable Arctic ocean
- Future Arctic business
The conference has a pan arctic perspective and builds new partnerships across nations, generations and ethnic groups. Arctic Frontiers provides a forum for dialogue and communication between science, government and industry in the Arctic.
The Copernicus Marine Service side event entitled “The Copernicus marine service: extracting value from satellite Earth Observation data” will take place at Quality Hotel Saga (2 minutes walk from the main venue) on Tuesday 28 January 2020, from 17.00 to 19.00. It is co-organized by the Nansen Center (Bergen, Norway) together with Met Norway (Oslo, Norway), Mercator Ocean International (Toulouse, France), Havforskningsinstituttet (Bergen, Norway) and the Norsk Polar Institutt (Tromsø, Norway).
The side event will first introduce the Copernicus Marine Service portfolio which holds the largest source of multidisciplinary environmental data covering the whole Arctic including observation based and model based sea ice, waves, ocean currents and biogeochemical data. By providing free data and access to a qualified service desk, the user-driven Copernicus marine service is geared to support innovation in the Arctic.
Then a description of the user value chain will be illustrated with the Copernicus Marine core products used by the European countries such as Norway which have the responsibility to monitor the marine environment. Making the most reliable Arctic data and the underlying expertise available is an essential mission of Copernicus for the benefit of national and EU directives such as its Arctic policy.
Finally, the side event will provide fresh news from the Arctic data providers and open the floor for suggestions towards the necessary future evolutions of the service.Tweets by spaceagenda