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martes, 6 de septiembre de 2016

ESA : Arctic and Space Workshop .- Un taller del Espacio el Ártico...

El Ártico es un lugar único en nuestro planeta, donde la influencia del cambio climático se hace sentir en un mayor grado que en otros lugares. Permitiendo una mejor comprensión del medio ambiente, protección de los recursos naturales del Ártico y garantizar un desarrollo económico sostenible en la región son de la mayor importancia. Los activos espaciales ya están siendo empleados para este fin y pueden hacer mucho más en el futuro..........
2 September 2016
The Arctic is a unique location on our planet where the influence of climate change is being felt at a higher degree than elsewhere. Enabling a better understanding of the environment, safeguarding the Arctic's natural resources and ensuring sustainable economic development in the region are of the utmost importance. Space assets are already being employed to this purpose and can do much more in the future.
In response to discussions with several ESA member states on this topic, the European Space Agency has initiated preparatory and programmatic activities and outlined a draft roadmap that would contribute to the necessary infrastructure with activities from all domains (e.g. Earth Observation, Telecommunications, Navigation, Science, Technology…). Both the Arctic priorities and strategies of the States active in the region, together with the current draft roadmap will be presented at the workshop.
The collaborative roundtables will aim at stirring up the discussions around the Arctic needs in order to highlight selected topics for ESA to take into consideration when putting forward a proposal to the Ministerial Council on 1-2 December 2016.
Follow the Workshop live from the Finnish Meteorological Institute in Helsinki on 6 September:
The following sessions will be livestreamed:
08:00 – 08:15 CESTWelcome and introduction:
Short opening notes by the hosts and workshop moderator Mr. Mikkelä, UrbanMill
- Ministry of Economy and Employment, Ms. Lundström, Director General
- Finnish Meteorological Institute, Mr. Damski, Director General
08:15 – 10:00 CESTArctic priorities and strategies – 1st part
“Arctic and Space – ESA Perspective” – Mr. Morel, Director of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services, ESA
Speakers from ESA Member States and EU:
- Finland: Ms. Lundström, Ministry of Economy and Employment
- Sweden: Mr. Jato, Ambassador for Arctic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Norway: Mr. Herland, Norwegian Space Center
- Denmark: Ms. Klitgaard, Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation
- Canada: Mr. Bergeron, Canadian Space Agency
- European Union: Mr. Toumazou, EC DG GROW
10:30 – 12:00 CESTArctic priorities and strategies – 2nd part                                    
Guest speakers:
- “EUMETSAT perspectives on Arctic observations”, Dr. Holmlund, EUMETSAT
- “Observing, understanding and predicting impacts of climate change on Arctic
ecosystems and their consequences", Prof. Callaghan, UK
- “What happens when we warm the Arctic? - Climate change and the arctic
cryosphere”, Mr. Olsen, Advisor in Danish Energy Agency
- “Impact of climate change on marine/offshore services and economic consequences
for Nordic states”, Mr. Vauraste, CEO of Arctia Shipping Ltd, Finland
13:00 – 13:30 CESTESA Arctic Task Force and roadmap                                          
Mr. Borgeaud, Chair of ESA Arctic Task Force
13:30 – 15:30 CEST Round tables: these will not be broadcast live
15:30 – 16:00 CEST Conclusions and the way forward
Follow the Workshop on twitter: #ArcticESA on the ESA @spaceforearth account
Guillermo Gonzalo Sánchez Achutegui
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