Title: Europe's Space capabilities for the benefit of the Arctic
Authors: BONIFACE KARENGIOIA CIROPOZZOLI LUCADIEHL THOMASDOBRICIC SRDANFORTUNY GUASCH JOAQUIMVAN WIMERSMA GREIDANUS HERMANKLIMENT TOMASKUCERA JANJANSSENS-MAENHOUT GREETSOILLE PIERRESTROBL PETERWILSON JULIAN
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2020
JRC N°: JRC118965
ISBN: 978-92-76-17847-7 (online),978-92-76-18118-7 (print)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online),1018-5593 (print)
Other Identifiers: EUR 30162 EN
OP KJ-NA-30162-EN-N (online),KJ-NA-30162-EN-C (print)
URI: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC118965
DOI: 10.2760/43511
10.2760/641049
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: In recent years, the Arctic region has acquired an increasing environmental, social, economic and strategic importance. The Arctic’s fragile environment is both a direct and key indicator of the climate change and requires specific mitigation and adaptation actions. The EU has a clear strategic interest in playing a key role and is actively responding to the impacts of climate change safeguarding the Arctic’s fragile ecosystem, ensuring a sustainable development, particularly in the European part of the Arctic. The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre has recently completed a study aimed at identifying the capabilities and relevant synergies across the four domains of the EU Space Programme: earth observation, satellite navigation, satellite communications, and space situational awareness (SSA). These synergies are expected to be key enablers of new services that will have a high societal impact in the region, which could be developed in a more cost-efficient and rapid manner. Similarly, synergies will also help exploit to its full extent operational services that are already deployed in the Arctic (e.g., the Copernicus emergency service or the Galileo Search and rescue service could greatly benefit from improved satellite communications connectivity in the region).
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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