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Leonardo to participate in ARCSAR European project

To improve security and sustainable development in the Arctic

Leonardo will host a seminar in Rome (26-28 February) focused on sustainable development in the Arctic region and the important economic, geopolitical and environmental issues that will need to be considered. The seminar is the first meeting of the ARCSAR project, a five-year EU programme funded through the Horizon 2020, which aims to promote collaboration in security, emergency-response activities and sustainable technology development in the Arctic region. Leonardo, through e-GEOS (80% Telespazio and 20% Italian Space Agency) is the sole industrial participant in ARCSAR, which is led by the Joint Rescue and Coordination Centre of Northern Norway and involves 21 research institutions and public sector participants from 13 countries.

Along with Leonardo’s Chairman,Giovanni De Gennaro, other notable guests at the seminar will include Italy’s Deputy Minister of Education, University and Research, Lorenzo Fioramonti, Norwegian Ambassador Margit F. Tveiten, ARCSAR co-ordinator Bent-Ove Jamtli and the former Chairman of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, Okalik Eegeesiak.

As part of ARCSAR, Leonardo will contribute with its unique heritage, expertise and innovation in areas including Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters such as those already used by Canada, Denmark, Norway and the United Kingdom, radar systems, maritime patrol systems, communications, satellite imagery and analysis, and integrated solutions that can control and mitigate the effects of climate change. Leonardo’s approach to climate change is in line with Sustainable Development Goal 13 of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda.

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