The project is focused on ground-based observations with a transnational network of instruments providing measurements that are currently not available from any other remote sensing technique, including satellites. As the climate change maximizes at high northern locations, this region is also called the epicentre of climate change. NATO member and partner governments will open new spaceports in 2023:
These are in an area of increased climate change. Changes in the location of the high altitude weather patterns pose new threats to spaceport security. We propose expanding existing measuring capabilities to close a significant gap in the observing network. Hazards and extreme events that may effect space travel and re-entry above Europe's planned spaceports will be studied.
|Project name||Dynamics above the Epicentre of Climate Change|
|Start date||7 November 2023|
|End date||7 November 2026|
|Funded by||NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division|
|Funded under||Science for Peace and Security Programme|
|Project ID||MYP G6122|
|Coordinated by||Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Rostock (IAP)|
High altitude weather patterns that shift as a result of climate change may reveal new hazards. The project's goal is to measure temperatures and winds near new Scandinavian spaceports up to the Edge of Space. These new findings will be examined in order to identify emerging and unexpected security threats.