Arctic Patrol and Reconnaissance: Promoting Enhanced Monitoring and Cooperation in the High North

Event Type: 
Conferences and Workshops
When: 
19 May 2014 to 21 May 2014
Where: 
Copenhagen, Denmark

Defence IQ is delighted to announce the 2nd Annual Arctic Patrol and Reconnaissance event at the Royal Danish Defence College, Copenhagen on the 19th-20th May.

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.

This year’s Arctic Patrol and Reconnaissance event will bring the Arctic and Observer nations together to discuss the latest operational challenges and developments in the region. 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.