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Arctic Patrol and Reconnaissance 2016

Arctic Patrol & Reconnaissance Copenhagen 2016

Arctic Patrol and Reconnaissance 2016 is being held from 7 to 9 June in Copenhagen Denmark.

The event brings the Arctic and observer nations together to discuss the latest operational challenges and developments in the region.

As the Arctic continues to grow in importance, governments across the region have published strategies prioritising their interests.

The High North remains a complex operating environment. Technical shortfalls and equipment shortages mean that operators face substantial information gaps.

Arctic Patrol & Reconnaissance 2016 will bring strategic military decision makers together with leading solution providers to consider the balance of space assets, maritime reconnaissance and patrol solutions plus the unmanned capability required to deliver complete situational awareness in the Arctic.

The 4th Arctic Patrol & Reconnaissance summit will return to Copenhagen as the community reflects on the Danish priorities which are due for release in early May through a major White Paper on the Arctic. Building the new Danish 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 2016 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 2016 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 4th 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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