Thematic Network on Arctic Space Hub


The Thematic Network consists of research, observations, infrastructure building, public outreach and joint education activities aiming to improve Arctic and space situational awareness and space safety.


  • Examine long-term variability of geo-environment in the Arctic and its coupling to the extraterrestrial weather and climate. Share the data and knowledge on the Arctic and space hazards.
  • Increase Arctic and space situational awareness and provide input to the national risk assessment and Arctic policy.
  • Share educational material, good practices, on-line tools and remote educational infrastructures.
  • Enable exchange of researchers at all career stages for collaboration in science and education, and enable double degrees and multi-disciplinary MSc and PhD degrees.
  • A virtual meeting on discussing space related natural hazards and Arctic effects
  • Exchange observations and data homogenization routines for improved long-term Arctic monitoring capability and organize joint measurement campaigns
  • Share education material on space and geophysics related topics
Nordic Observatory Collaboration:

NOC was formally established in 2018 in order to foster collaboration in routine observations and instrumentation in the area of Finland, Sweden, Norway, Svalbard and Kola peninsula (Russia). The main focus of the collaboration is on geomagnetic, near-Earth space and atmospheric observations, but many of the partners also operate other instruments, like, in the case of Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory (SGO), Neutron Monitors for galactic cosmic ray observations as well as seismometers. SGO is a founding member of NOC.

The Nordic Observatory Meetings (NOM):
  • NOM–4: Nov.17, 2020 and Dec. 3, 2020 (on-line)
  • NOM–5: Feb. 18, 2021 and May 11, 2021 (on-line)
  • NOM–6: Nov. 22, 2021 and Dec. 07, 2021 (on-line) 
  • NOM–7: Apr. 22, 2022 and June 07, 2022 (on-line)
  • NOM–8: Nov. 15-17, 2022 (Kilpisjärvi)
  • NOM–9: May 16, 2023 (Tromsø)

Other Information

Eija Tanskanen, Lead of the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Space Hub