Arctic Patrol and Reconnaissance 2015 Conference

Achieving complete domain awareness in the High North

The Arctic is undergoing major environmental change and consequently, 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.


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At Arctic Patrol and Reconnaissance 2015, you will:

  • Discuss the current capabilities and necessary areas for development among the Arctic nations to effectively carry out patrol and reconnaissance operations
  • Learn about the development of new satellite surveillance systems helping to create a more complete real air picture
  • Explore technological and cooperative data exchange solutions to close the information capability gap when operating in the Arctic
  • Hear about lessons learned from the multilateral joint exercises that have taken place over the past year
  • Consult with the Arctic and Observer nations on their onward strategy in the region


"Reassessing how cooperation should be in the future is very important... It's everything!"
Rear Admiral Nils Christian Wang, Commandant, Royal Danish Defence Academy

"This is an exciting program, examing key security issues within the High North."
Professor Rolf Tames, Director, Geo-Politics in the High North

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2015 Speakers

  • Confirmed Senior, Representative, Norwegian Ministry of Defence
  • Confirmed Senior, Representative, Norwegian Armed Forces
  • Philippe Hébert, Director, Policy Development, Department of National Defence
  • Rear Admiral John Newton, Commander, Maritime Forces Atlantic & Joint Task Force Atlantic, Royal Canadian Navy
  • Rear Admiral Jonathon White, Oceanographer And Navigator Of The Navy, Director, Space And Maritime Domain Awareness, US Navy
  • Major General Ilkka Laitinen, Deputy Chief, Finnish Border Guard
  • Rear Admiral Georg Lárusson, Director, Icelandic Coast Guard
  • Rear Admiral Nils Wang, Commandant, Royal Danish Defence College
  • Colonel Jeffrey Dooling, Director, Space Requirements, Department National Defence
  • Captain Tomas Årnell, Director, Icebreaking, Swedish Maritime Administration
  • Captain Sakari Martimo, Project Manager, EU's Arctic Maritime Capabilities, EDA / Finnish MoD
  • Bent-Ove Jamtli, Director, JRCC North Norway
  • Ola Gråbak, Earth Observation Science and Applications, European Space Agency
  • Dr Niels Andersen, Head Polar DTU, DTU Centre for Polar Activities, National Space Institute
  • Dr Beate Kvamstad-Lervold, Senior Research Scientist, Maritime Transport Systems Department, MARINTEK
  • Andreas Østhagen, Program Coordinator/Fellow, Norwegian Institute Defence Studies
  • Odd Jarl Borch, Professor, University of Nordland & MARPART Project
  • Frode Nilssen, Professor, University of Nordland & SARiNOR Project

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Mar 31, 2015