Survey: Sensor and instrument technologies for observing the Arctic environment

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The EU funded H2020 project INTAROS ( will, as one of its major deliverables in 2021, launch a Roadmap towards a Sustained Arctic Observing System (SAOS). The Roadmap will address gaps in the present Arctic Observing System identified by INTAROS and other initiatives such as SAON ( or Copernicus In Situ Coordination (

Development of new sensor and instruments technology able to measure and deliver timely (often near-real-time) good quality in situ data to users from a harsh Arctic environment has been pointed out as a key activity necessary to build a fit-for-purpose Arctic Observing System, realising that data communication from this remote region is a central issue to address and solve.

The INTAROS consortium is therefore interested in establishing a constructive dialog with sensor and instrument manufactures and developers to get a detailed overview of what are the existing observing technologies and, in particular, what are the plans for new developments of observing technologies adapted to Arctic environments.

We kindly invite you, as observing technology manufacterers and developers, to reply to the questionnaire, as an initial step to open a dialog on improving the observing capabilities in the Artic and to help your company take advantage of a growing market in the Arctic.

All the information collected will be analysed and reported anonymously.

We would ask you to reply to the survey BEFORE THE 15 JANUARY 2021.

All the information you provide will be treated according to the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, no 2016/679). If you wish to change or delete your data, you can do so at any time. by contacting:



25 November 2020