EO-Based Services for Climate Change Adaptation

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					EO-Based Services for
Climate Change
Adaptation



Space and the Arctic, October 20 - 21 2008, Stockholm,
Sweden
Polar View Network
 More than 80 partners from
 16 countries
Australia                               Program Manager
Austria                                     C-CORE

Belgium
Canada                                                     Euro-Russian
                                                            Arctic Node
Denmark                                                   Manager: met.no
Estonia
France                 North American
                            Node
Finland               Manager: C-CORE                       Baltic Node
Germany                                                     Manager: FMI
Iceland,
Italy
Norway
Sweden
Russia
United Kingdom                           Antarctic Node
USA                                      Manager: BAS

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      Polar View Network
                                                                 Program Management
                                                                       C-CORE
                                                                                                             Expert Consultants
                    Service Strategy Group
                                                                                                            Hickling Arthurs Low
                                                                                                                      IPF
                                                                 Regional Node Managers
                                                                         FMI
                                     Thematic Leads                     met.no                      European Network Coordinator
System Partners                   VISTA (Snow Services)                C-CORE                                   TBD
                                                                         BAS
      CIS
     DTU
    NORUT
      NR
                      Operational Service    Admiral Danish Fleet                       Core End Users                   North. Village of Kangiqsualujjuaq
     VTT
                          Providers          APRFC, NOAA                                                                 Norwegian Coast Guard
                       BT Geoconsulting      Alberta Environment                     ICIMOD                              Norwegian Polar Institute – Lance
                             BAS             AWI - Polarstern                        International Ice Patrol            Norwegian Water and Energy Dir.
Research Partners                            AAD - Aurora                            PNRA – Italica                      OryxQuest Yacht Race
                           C-CORE
      BAS                                    Blom Kartta                             Dromship                            Parks Canada
                             CNR
       CIS                                   BAS - Ernest Shackleton                 Kemijoki Ltd.                       Pole Position Spitsbergen
                              DMI
      DTU                                    BSH                                     Krasnoyarsk Krai Government         Provincial Airlines Ltd.
                             DTU
       FMI                                   Canadian Ice Service                    LFUWG, Rheinland-Pfalz              Royal Arctic Line
                          eOsphere
   U. Alberta                                Estonian Env. Info. Center              LFU, Baden-Wuerttemberg             Statkraft
                              FMI
     U. Bonn                                 Estonian Met. and Hyd. Institute        Lapland Reg. Env. Center            Swedish Coast Guard
                              HAL
   U. Bremen                                 European Environment Agency             Makivik Corporation                 Swedish Maritime Administration
                            Hatfield
  U. Stockholm                               Finnish Maritime Administration         Mayor of Arctic Bay                 SMA - Icebreaking Authorities
                             KSAT
                            met.no           Finstaship                              Met. Res. Division, FMI             Swedish Met. And Hyd. Institute
                            Noetix           GLB                                     Govt. Sakha Republic, Russia        Norwegian Inst. of Nat. Res.
                              NPI            HTC, Sachs Harbour                      Manitoba Water Stewardship          Town of Hay River
                             SMHI            Hyd. Services Division - SYKE           Mohn-Sverdrup Center                Volvo Ocean Race
                             Syke            Ice Advisors Ltd.                       Municipality of Wood Buffalo        Yukon Dept. of Environment
                          U. Bremen          Icelandic Met. Office                   UK Met Office
                         U. Stockholm        Icelandic National Energy Authority     National Ice Center
                             Vista           Indian and Northern Affairs Canada      National Snow and Ice Data Center
                                             Institut Polaire Francais - Astrolabe   National Glaciology Program
                                             IAATO
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                                                                                     NB Department of Environment
                                             ICRH                                    NL Dept. of Env. and Conserv.
Polar View Service Portfolio
   Services                      User Concerns
 Sea Ice and Icebergs                       Safety
  High-resolution ice charts                Shipping
 Medium-resolution ice charts          Offshore operations
  Sea ice thickness charts             Hunting and fishing
        Ice forecasts
      Floe edge maps
  Iceberg detection reports
   Global sea ice products        Water and Environment
                                   Water resources management
                                         Flood forecasting
   River and Lake Ice               Hydropower management
     Ice classification maps            Pollution transport
    Ice cover change maps
       Annotated imagery
      Ice conditions history
  Freeze-up/melt-onset timing    Adapting to Climate Change
                                              Shipping
                                        Offshore operations
  Glaciers and Snow                     Hunting and fishing
     Glacier facies maps            Water resources management
 Mass-balance modelling report            Flood forecasting
    Glacier velocity maps            Hydropower management
      Snow cover maps
    Snow water equivalent


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User Engagement
     User domain knowledge
                                Effective Integration of
                                EO-based methods with
                                existing processes


EO Service
Providers               Users



                                 Application of EO-based
                                 approaches in other
                                 areas of interest
         EO knowledge



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Climate Change Adaptation
                                       Changing ice        Changing snow
                                         regimes              regimes



UNFCCC Nairobi Work
Programme Expert meeting in
March 2008
                                            Reliance on past data is
                                             no longer sufficient for
Vulnerability and Adaptation                effective decision making
to Climate Change in the
Arctic (VACCA) workshop in
October 2008

United Nations Climate
Change Conference in
December 2008                  Recent observations are       Continue/expand
                                     necessary              monitoring systems

                                             Share information, work
                                               across jurisdictions
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Navigating Ice Infested Waters
 User concerns
   Safe shipping and operations
   in ice infested waters

 EO-derived information
   High-resolution and regional
   ice charts
   Ice forecasts
   Global ice cover and
   concentration
   Iceberg location and
   population statistics


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Navigating Ice Infested Waters




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Assisting Arctic Indigenous
Communities
User concerns
  Safe and efficient hunting and
  travel
  Sustainable reindeer husbandry
  Sustainable fisheries

EO-derived information
  Floe edge advisory
  Lake ice distribution and
  development
  Continental snow cover
  River ice types


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Assisting Arctic Indigenous
Communities
   Snow Depth




   Snow Water Equivalent




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Flood Forecasting and Water
Management
 User concerns
   Mitigate impacts of flooding
   related to snow and ice
   Efficient hydropower
   production

 EO-derived information
   Snow covered area
   River ice development and ice
   types
   Glacier characteristics and
   runoff modelling


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Flood Forecasting and Water
Management




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Polar View Service Coverage




   > 4000 local/regional per year
   > 2000 global products per year




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