All eyes on the Arctic

The recent communication from the EU sets out their interests and policy objectives for the Arctic. Among lots of specific recommendations is the need to “ensure continuity in space measurements via GMES”. Since the EU are paying ESA to provide access to these space observations, ESA has recently highlighted its capabilities in the Arctic, outlining all the great things it can measure and monitor from space. Lets hope we soon get some clarity about the related data policy and who can access them for what and for how much.