Pan-Arctic Workshop: Challenges in Arctic Navigation

As a part of the ARKKI project, an international Arctic Navigation Workshop was arranged at Lapland Hotel Olos, Muonio, Finland, on April 16th-18th, 2018. A summary of the program is given below. A more detailed version is available for those interested.

We wish to thank all the workshop participants, particularly for their contributions in the form of keynote talks, panel discussions, and active engagement in the expert working groups!

Monday, 16 April 2018

15:00–19:00
Registration open; coffee and snacks. Possibility for winter activities (cross-country and downhill ski rental as well as snowshoe rental available)
19:00–22:00
Aurora Borealis show & Pre-workshop dinner (Aurora intelligent road and Aurora entertainment)

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

08:30–09:00
Registration and coffee
09:00–09:20
Opening keynotes for Arctic navigation, Päivi Antikainen, Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications; Aleksi Härkönen, Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
09:20–09:40
Ice Navigation, Dr. Norvald Kjerstad, NTNU, Norway
09:40–10:00
GNSS Integrity in the Arctic, Dr. Todd Walter, Stanford University, USA
10:00–11:30
High‐level panel discussion 1: Challenges and Opportunities in Arctic Navigation 2030, moderated by Demos Helsinki
11:30–12:30
Lunch
12:30–14:15
High‐level panel discussion 2: Needs of Different Transport Modes in the Arctic, moderated by Demos Helsinki
14:15–14:30
User perspective: ARKKI online survey results and group work initiation, Dr. Heidi Kuusniemi, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute
14:30–16:00
Coffee and moderated working groups (Land, Maritime, Air, SAR, Business)
16:30–19:00
Lapland in winter time: program approved by Santa Claus and his reindeer: visit to Lapland Proving Ground and Veli Koljonen’s gallery home
20:00–22:00
Gala Dinner

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

09:20–09:40
Methods for Ice-Awareness, Dr. Jouni Pulliainen, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland
09:40–10:00
GNSS-based Positioning Solutions for Automated Driving in Arctic Conditions, Prof. Jarkko Koskinen, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute
10:00–12:00
High‐level panel discussion 3: Emerging Arctic Geospatial Business Opportunities, moderated by Demos Helsinki
12:00–13:00
Lunch
13:00–14:00
Summary of Results from Working Groups
14:00–14:10
Introduction to the Solutions Road Map
14:10–15:10
Learning Café for Road Map
15:10–15:30
Ionospheric Scintillation in the Arctic, Dr. Susan Skone, University of Calgary
15:30–15:50
Positioning Solutions in the Arctic – The Aurora Snowbox Innovation Platform and Crowdsourcing, Dr. Martti Kirkko-Jaakkola, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute
15:50–16:00
Summing up and farewell, Seija Miettinen-Bellevergue, Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications;
Heidi Kuusniemi, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute
16:30
Transport to the airport