Peter Beyer, the Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation in the Field of Intersocietal Relations, Cultural and Information Policy, will visit the Canadian Arctic from Sunday, 24 March, to Thursday, 28 March 2019, to hold talks and learn about the effects of climate change, including its economic and geopolitical consequences. Beyer’s visit will focus on Germany’s economic and Europe’s security interests, as well as on German Arctic research and the prospects for opening new maritime trade routes.
He will meet with local government representatives of the Northwest Territories and with members of the Joint Task Force North in Yellowknife, with whom he will tour the military base from which the Canadian Armed Forces coordinate their Arctic exercise Operation NANOOK. In addition, the Coordinator will talk to scientists of the Inuvik Satellite Station Facility about the potential for remote sensing in the Arctic. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is among the institutions that conduct research at this satellite Station.