Meet us at Arctic Frontier 29 January


Some of the members of the RIT2021 project will bee at Arctic Frontiers in Tromsö, 28-29 January. We will be participating as moderator and speakers at the following seminar:

From Space to Earth – New space – new business opportunities
Wednesday 29 January at 10.30-13.00 at Arbeidskontoret 2, Clarion Hotel the Edge

The Scandinavian Arctic is the most developed part of the Arctic region. It is multifaceted and based on specific challenges and rich opportunities. There is particular challenges related to remote locations and sparse populations, cold climate, remote communities and climate changes. However, some of these challenges can be tackled by new space assets and new space infrastructure.

What role can this region take in the further development of the Arctic related to development research and innovation? How can earth observation services contribute to a better understanding and predictability to climate changes, environmental hazards and maritime monitoring? There is a strong tradition of cooperation within the Scandinavian Arctic. How can cooperation within the space industry be further developed, what should be the prioritized areas and what are the new business opportunities?

Session 1 Business development in the space industry (In Scandinavian language)

Moderator: Johanna Bergström Roos, RIT2021
Keynotes and panelists:
Mattias Abrahamsson, SSC (partners in RIT2021)
Olle Norberg, LTU (partners in RIT2021)
Jens Lundström, Arctic Business (partners in RIT2021)
– Ole-Morten Olsen, Norsk Romsenter/Norwegian Space Agency
– Mari Eldholm, Kystverket

Session 2 Development in the regional space industry and future need of competence (In Scandinavian language)

Moderator: Ingrid Dahl Skarstein, Innovasjon Norge
Key notes and panelists:
– Anne Husebekk UiT The Arctic University of Norway
– Jan Petter Pedersen, KSAT
– tbd, Andøya Space Centre

Arctic Frontiers is a conference with the focus on arctic issues, linking policy, business and science for responsible and sustainable development of the Arctic. This 14th conference will have the theme “Power of knowledge” and is aiming to provide a forum for dialogue and communication between science, government and industry in the Arctic. Read more about Arctic Frontiers here.