Tromsø, Norway 18-23 January 2015

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New partners for Arctic Frontiers

Arctic Frontiers is attracting new partners. This summer two significant Norwegian institutions, The University of Bergen (Universitetet i Bergen) and The Norwegian Coastal Administration (Kystverket) have signed up as partners.

New partnersDag Rune Olsen, rector at UiB and Kirsti Slotsvik, Director General at The Norwegian Coastal Administration– Arctic Frontiers has developed to become an important arena for the Arctic dialogue. I am very impressed to see a growing number of international politicians in Tromsø each January, says Dag Rune Olsen, rector at The University of Bergen.

– Bergen is not situated within the Arctic Circle, but our university has a long tradition in Arctic science, the rector says. Due to a changing world, with the Arctic becoming more and more relevant for us all, all Norwegian universities has to increase their effort in research related to Arctic questions. – It was an easy decision to make, to sign up as partner for this conference, says Olsen.

Arctic Frontiers is an international arena on sustainable development in the Arctic. The conference addresses the management of opportunities and challenges to achieve viable economic growth with societal and environmental sustainability.

Arctic Frontiers brings academia, government and business together to create a firmer foundation for decision-making and sustainable economic development in the Arctic. The conference consists of three main pillars: policy, business and science.

Mads Gilbert, University Hospital in North Norway

Mads GilbertProfessor Mads Gilbert is the leader of the Emergency Medicine Department of University Hospital of North Norway. He received his PhD at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.He is a specialist in anesthesiology and has been a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Tromsø since 1995. Gilbert has broad range international experiences, in particular from locations that merge medical and political issues. He has done volunteer work at a kibbutz. Later he became actively involved with solidarity work concerning Palestinians since the 1970s, he has served as a doctor during numerous periods in the Palestinian territories and Lebanon. His efforts have been central to the efforts that have led the city of Tromsø, since 2001 a twin town of Gaza, to claim to be the city that has sent more health workers to the Palestinian territories than any other in the world.

Source: Wikipedia


Senior Partners:

Weblogo TF Weblogo UiT Weblogo ConocoPhillips Weblogo UD Weblogo NFR weblogo ARCTOS weblogo Akvaplan


weblogo HI weblogo Barents weblogo SINTEF weblogo SNN weblogo DNV weblogo Kystverket weblogo UNIS weblogo Norskromsenter weblogo UiB weblogo AVN

Associated Partners:

weblogo NORUT weblogo UArctic weblogo FramCentre weblogo NP weblogo APECS weblogo Tromso weblogo AMAP weblogo UIS weblogo NOG 

Friends of the Conference:

weblogo ArcticNet weblogo RGS weblogo FNI Weblogo businessoulu