Canada Plans to Use Satellite Technology to Protect Its Arctic Sovereignty

It's a pity that we have to use "Arctic Sovereignty" as a reason to beef up the science in the north, but it's what is happening. 

The development and support plan is designed to make the station a leading science and technology centre developing “its full potential as an international, multi-use, science and technology facility, with an emphasis on Earth Observation.”

Above all else, the government states the project is “Exercising our Arctic sovereignty,” “Protecting our environmental heritage,” and “Promoting social and economic development”—all pillars of Canada’s greater Northern Strategy, a policy initiative Prime Minister Stephen Harper himself has championed for years.