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Aurora Borealis monitoring system for tourism business needs (KO 5029)
Funded by Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020

Objective of the project

Tourists are expecting unusual experience by seeing the natural phenomena typical for the Arctic area such as the Aurora Borealis. In fact, such tourism has a seasonal character and depends on weather conditions. Therefore, applying scientific resources for the development of Arctic tourism is important. The project is planning to help tourism-related SMEs to broaden and improve their services. In this case, it would be developing camera and data based solution to help observe the northern lights.

Main activities

The project tested camera and data solutions.


The suspension of Russian participation in Kolarctic CBC projects made it no longer possible for the Norwegian and Finnish partners to participate in sharing data to the server located in Russia. The partners anyhow learned a lot about what it requires to build and publish a function that was pursued in the project plan.

Basic information


Aurora Borealis


1970-01-01 - 2022-02-28

Total Budget / Programme funding

60 000 € / 45 000 €

Lead partner

Polar Geophysical Institute
Lead partner web-site


Education, Innovation, Scientific and Reasearch Union Socium+
Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife
State Nature Reserve Pasvik
Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)