INTAROS will impact the following areas.
- Increase temporal and geographic coverage and usefulness of observational data in the Arctic with a view to improving the assessment and prediction capacity of Arctic and planetary changes.
- Support standardization and calibration/validation activities, and improve the inter-operability of Arctic observational data.
- Improve the sustained integration of space-based and in-situ Arctic observations into process models and forecast systems showing benefit to the Copernicus monitoring services.
- Contribute to the long-term improvement of Arctic observation systems and related services.
- Integrate with existing pan-Arctic monitoring networks by building additional capacity and adding monitoring parameters to current programmes.
- Improve the cost-effectiveness of data collection in support of Arctic-related economic and societal activities.
- Support to local communities.
- Support international assessments of global challenges such as climate change, scarcity of natural resources and global scale hazards.
- Strengthen the societal and economic role of the Arctic region and support the EU strategy for the Arctic and related maritime and environmental policies.
- Contribute to the GEO Cold Region Initiative and to the Transatlantic Ocean Research Alliance (TORA).
- Contribute to the ongoing and possible future OSPAR actions in Arctic waters.
- Contribute to the Sustaining Arctic Observation Networks (SAON) process
- Contribute to the WMO Programme Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP)