Request for Input: ESA project ARC-REACH (Arctic Ship Operated Low Power Data Network)

Date: 
1 June 2018

Request for Input
ARC-REACH (Arctic Ship Operated Low Power Data Network) Project
European Space Agency

For more information and to take the survey, go to:
https://surveys.enalyzer.com/survey/linkindex?pid=p7m5cide


Researchers survey invite input, via the European Space Agency (ESA) (https://www.esa.int/ESA) project ARC-REACH (https://www.apecs.is/images/Heike/AQ-ESA-ARC_REACH-0003-V0_Project_Summa... [PDF - 168 KB]), in order to evaluate feasibility to set-up a ship-based low-power long-range dynamic radio network in the Arctic, tailored for tracking of cargo and maritime activity, complemented with remote sensing of the environment. For this user survey, researchers are looking for input and cooperation from ship operators and the scientific research community active in the Arctic.

The objective of the ARC-REACH project is to have a validation of the following key questions:

  • Whether commercial shipping companies have the need of cargo tracking in the region and show a willingness to pay for the service.
  • Whether the proposed technological solution is cost-effective and is proven (on small-scale) to be reliable in a harsh environment, and
  • Whether the scientific community confirms the proposed low-power radio network has a cost
    positive effect on future remote sensing in the area.

For this project, researchers propose to install a small radio network on different ships (similar to a Wi-Fi router), which allows communication to different types of sensors, both on the ship as well with sensors in the close environment.

For more information and to take the survey, go to:
https://surveys.enalyzer.com/survey/linkindex?pid=p7m5cide