The Contribution of Space Technologies to Arctic Policy Priorities


Polar View Earth Observation Limited offers integrated monitoring and forecasting services in the Polar Regions, as well asmid latitude areas affected by ice and snow. Polar View services are designed to address environmental protection, maintenance of traditional ways of life, safety and efficiency of marine transportation, and sustainable economic development. Using satellite earth observation data, in combination with a number of sophisticated models and automatic tools, a wide variety of products are available to monitor sea ice cover, glacier runoff, snow cover, snow melt, icebergs, river ice and lake ice. Polar View delivers services to stakeholder groups who are interested in issues related to economic development, safety, and the environment in the Polar Regions. These groups include policy makers, government departments, northern residents, and public agencies. Our teamconsists of companies, government agencies and research institutes across Europe and Canada, and is the most experienced and comprehensive group in the world of polar earth observation experts. The consortium was originally funded by the European Space Agency under the Global Monitoring for the Environment and Security Service Element programme.

Cover Photo: Cloud streets over Scandinavia © ESA

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