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Kick-­off for the future observation system of the Arctic

Kick-­off for the future observation system of the Arctic

The environment in Arctic region is now changing significantly due to increased temperature, thinning and decrease of the sea ice, melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet, thawing permafrost and changes in atmosphere and ocean circulation. In order to ensure sustainable development of the Arctic it is necessary to collect more data and build up more knowledge on climate and environment in this region. On this background 110 polar scientists are gathered to kick-off a new EU Horizon2020 project called INTAROS - ­Integrated Arctic Observation System.