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Arctic Patrol and Reconnaissance 2017

Arctic Patrol & Reconnaissance Copenhagen - Denmark

Arctic Patrol and Reconnaissance 2017 is being held from 30 May to 1 June in Copenhagen Denmark.

As the Arctic demands an ever more prominent position on foreign policy agendas, patrol and reconnaissance must step up. Delivering enhanced situational awareness will demand a collaborative response, not only from regional partners, but from different platforms.

The High North remains a complex operating environment. Space, air, maritime and land assets must integrate in order to deliver a comprehensive picture of this most austere of environments. Arctic Patrol & Reconnaissance 2017 will bring strategic military decision makers together with leading solution providers to consider the balance of assets, maritime reconnaissance and patrol solutions plus the unmanned capability required to deliver complete situational awareness in the Arctic.

Arctic Patrol and Reconnaissance 2017 will be a unique opportunity to debate the future development of High North capability. Senior commanders and leading solution providers will gather to discuss solutions to limited satellite coverage, poor communications and hostile climatic conditions. These operational issues will be set alongside high-level strategic discussions, which will identify the future priorities for enhanced Arctic security.

The Arctic Patrol & Reconnaissance summit will return to Copenhagen. Building national perspectives into the wider regional discussions, the conference promises to advance the themes of cooperation, interoperability, communications and domain awareness.

As human activity grows maritime governance and economic sovereignty becomes an ever greater concern for arctic nations, the Arctic Patrol & Reconnaissance summit will continue to play a crucial role in advancing efforts to provide situational awareness and security in the region.

Attendees at Arctic Patrol & Reconnaissance 2017 will:

  • Understand the requirements of stakeholders looking to deliver situational awareness in the Arctic

  • Contribute to their evolving strategies for delivering surveillance, reconnaissance and patrol.

  • Develop a clear understanding of the civil / military interplay in Arctic affairs and how best to engage with the right decision makers

  • Engage with stakeholders from across the Arctic community - including senior operational, procurement and policy officials.

  • Be the first to hear lessons learned from recent Arctic exercises and what this means for future capability development.

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As the Arctic becomes an increasingly important strategic and political region, governments across the region are making their interests and priorities in the region known.

As these strategies are published, military and civilian stakeholders are beginning to turn their attention to delivering on these policy objectives. Up to 25% of the world’s undiscovered oil reserves are believed to lie in the Arctic. Territorial disputes between the US, Canada, Russia, Denmark and Norway are increasing, with Russia, in particular, laying claim to several areas of arctic shelf and being prepared to defend those claims at the UN.

The Arctic is undergoing major environmental change and subsequently, the security and economic landscape is changing with it. The melting of the ice-caps is opening up new waterways and opportunities for natural resource extraction, bringing with it increased human, commercial and state involvement in the region. However, these new opportunities also bring risks with militaries and coastguards now faced with the huge responsibility of performing patrol, surveillance and emergency response tasks.

Defence IQ is delighted to announce the 5th Annual Arctic Patrol and Reconnaissance event. Cooperation will be a major theme of the conference, both across operations and joint exercises and also on a technical level with the need to explore data share opportunities. With the Arctic Council’s introduction of the Search and Rescue and Oil Spill Response Agreements, this will form a new area of debate, deliberating the strategies and technology needed to meet these new duties.

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