EU Provides 15 Million Euros of Funding for Arctic Project

SIOS is one of 35 partners that will develop a comprehensive environmental observing system for the Arctic as part of the Arctic PASSION project. Arctic PASSION is led by the Alfred Wegener Institute.

The European Union will provide 15 million euros from the Horizon 2020 Programme to fund the Arctic PASSION project for the period 2021 to 2025. Under the leadership of the Alfred Wegener Institute, a consortium of 35 partners will promote the integration of international environmental observing systems for the Arctic and improve the tailoring of these systems to the needs of various user groups ranging from local inhabitants to academia through to industry and decision-makers.

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Weather station on a glacier. Photo: Kim Holmén