30th May - 1st June, 2017 | Copenhagen, Denmark

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Download the Joint Agenda for Arctic Patrol and Reconnaissance and Search & Rescue

Attend Arctic Patrol and Reconnaissance 2017 to:

- Discover from the US Coast Guard how to adopt new sensors capable of improving maritime domain awareness, allowing you to better monitor Arctic traffic and deliver a responsive search and rescue function

- Learn how the Canadian Department of National Defence is using space-based ISR as a force multiplier, in order to direct the efficient deployment of your other reconnaissance assets

- Overcome limitations in your observational satellite coverage by leveraging drones and high-resolution imaging, and improve communications by adopting AIS and transportable radio solutions

- Explore how Canada’s Joint Task Force North is working towards an integrated approach to Arctic reconnaissance and patrol, and hear how to combine different intelligence-gathering platforms to maximise coverage and produce an operationally-usable surveillance picture

- Understand the future direction of Arctic governance from the perspective of the Defence Policy Department at the Danish Ministry of Defence, and determine how the resultant policy will affect military capability and investment


Lars Hedemark Interview

Read this exclusive interview with Lars Hedemark from Danish Ministry of Defence. 

Bruce Jones Article

The article's author Bruce Jones has carried out policy assessments as an adviser for the NATO Secretary General’s Office, Downing Street, US groups and UK and other MOD/DODs on emerging threats, future security architectures and intelligence sharing. He is one of the few regularly to cover Russia’s military and the Arctic in IHS Jane’s publications and national and Sunday newspapers, and has worked extensively in the former Soviet Union.

2017 Attendee List

Download the attendee list for Arctic Patrol & Reconnaissance and Search and Rescue 2017. 

Interview Stig Oestergaard

In the following interview, we speak with the man who headed up one of the Arctic Eight’s centralised Arctic command centres, and ask him what has changed since the beginning of his tenure in 2012 and what will happen through 2021.

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[EXPERT INSIGHT] Searching For The Holy Grail In The Arctic – Review & Predictions From 2012- 2021

One of the last unconquered wildernesses on Earth, the Arctic region stretches over 14.5 million square kilometres and the territorial borders of eight nations in the High North.  

Vast, inhospitable and sparsely-populated, this landscape of predominantly treeless, permafrost-containing tundra presents a host of challenges for military patrol and reconnaissance operations.  

In the following interview, we speak with the man who headed up one of the Arctic Eight’s centralised Arctic command centres, and ask him what has changed since the beginning of his tenure in 2012 and what will happen through 2021.


Industry Survey Results

Covering 14.5 million square kilometers and split within the jurisdiction of eight countries, the Arctic arena is demanding an ever more prominent position on foreign policy agendas. As a consequence, patrol and reconnaissance activity is ratcheting up in line with the shifting geopolitical realities of an increasingly more fractious world. Full spectrum dominance of space, air, maritime and land assets will be crucial in securing one of the world's most inhospitable and strategically important frontier regions. In the following info-graphic, we look at the results of a survey into the key military challenges facing the nations who share an icy chunk of the frozen north. 


Arctic Shopping list

Take a look at our "Shopping list" from the 2016 event to see what sessions and topics where covered at this key forum. 


Defence IQ Arctic Patrol Reconnaissance

Read Defence IQ's 2016 Arctic Patrol & Reconnaissance Market Patrol 


2016 Presentation for the US Coast Guard

At the 2016 conference Captain Kathleen Duignan, Director, Emerging Policy Staff, US Coast Guard & Mr Michael Emerson, Senior Arctic Policy Advisor, US Coast Guard presented on how the coast guard will achieve united states strategic objectives in the High North. 

Their presentation covered the following points: 

  • Highlights of the key action points as outlined in the Arctic Implementation Plan
  • How the plan impacts US involvement with international counterparts in the Arctic regions
  • The Coast Guard’s future capability plans and requirements for providing full coverage across US Arctic waters
  • The ever-expanding demands on Arctic Coast Guards and US perspectives on developing interoperable operational capacity via a shared communications network
  • Recent progression towards acquiring a new heavy icebreaker in order to enable greater surface patrol for longer periods