Pan-Arctic Workshop: Challenges in Arctic Navigation

As a part of the ARKKI project, an international Arctic Navigation Workshop will be 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, but please be aware that especially the panelists may be subject to changes.

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
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
10:00–11:15
High‐level panel discussion 1: Arctic navigation, moderated by Demos Helsinki
11:15–12:15
Lunch
12:15–13:30
High‐level panel discussion 2: Transport Modes in the Arctic, moderated by Demos Helsinki
13:30–13:45
User perspective: ARKKI online survey results and group work initiation, Dr. Heidi Kuusniemi, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute
13:45–15:45
Coffee and moderated working (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
19:00–22:00
Gala Dinner

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

09:00–10:00
Summary of Working Groups
10:00–10:20
Methods for Ice-Awareness, Dr. Jouni Pulliainen, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland
10:20–10:40
Precise Positioning in the Arctic, Dr. Anna Jensen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
10:40–12:30
High‐level panel discussion 3: Arctic Geospatial Business, moderated by Demos Helsinki
12:30–13:30
Lunch
13:30–13:50
Ionospheric Scintillation in the Arctic, Dr. Susan Skone, University of Calgary
13:50–14:10
Positioning Solutions in the Arctic – The Aurora Snowbox Innovation Platform and Crowdsourcing, Dr. Sarang Thombre, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute
14:10–14:20
Introduction to the Solutions Road Map
14:20–15:20
Learning Café for Road Map
15:20–15:30
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