Satellite data processing centers to be set up in the Arctic
The Federal Space Agency (Roskosmos), and the Russian Emergencies Ministry have agreed on a plan to set up Earth remote sensing data analysis centers in the Arctic, the statement on the agency's site reads.
Speaking at an international scientific conference, Ensuring Security and Sustainable Development of the Arctic and Preserving Indigenous Arctic Peoples' Ecosystems and Traditional Way of Life, Roskosmos representative Valery Zaichko said that the centers would be set up in the city of Dudinka, Kranoyarsk Territory, and in the city of Anadyr, Chukotka Autonomous Area. The first center will begin operation in Murmansk in October 2015.
Roskosmos is working actively to provide Earth remote sensing data to meet Arctic needs. Space service centers have already been established in the Republic of Komi, the Arkhangelsk and Murmansk regions, and the Yamal-Nenets and Khanty-Mansi autonomous areas.