Tromsø, Norway 24-29 January 2016

Stig Remøy, CEO, Olympic ShippingLiv Monica Stubholt, partner SelmerKarl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen, Director General of the Norwegian Oil and Gas AssociationKristin Skogen Lund, Director General of the Confederation of Norwegian EnterpriseModerator: John G. Bernander
Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs, NorwayTara Sweeney, Chair of Arctic Economic Council Ellen Stofan, Chief Scientist, NASATord Lien, Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and EnergyAdmiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., USCG, (Ret.) Special Representative for the Arctic U.S. Department of State

Keynote speakers Science

Robert Campbell, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island Julienne Stroeve, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Professor of Political Science, University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of NorwayPeter Hemmersam, Associate Professor, Institute of Urbanism and LandscapeDavid Molden, Director General of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)Tobias Boström, Professor in Renewable Energy, UiT – the Arctic University of NorwayBjørg Risebrobakken, Uni Research Climate and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, NorwayBen Marzeion, Associate Professor, Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics, University of InnsbruckCharmain Hamilton, Norwegian Polar Institute and the University of TromsøHarald Gjøsæter, Institute of Marine Research and the Hjort Centre for Marine Ecosystem DynamicsAntje Boetius, Professor of Geomicrobiology at the University BremenBodil Bluhm, Research Associate Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of Tromsø
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Arctic Frontiers Science

Wednesday 21 January - Friday 23 January 2015


The earth is in the midst of major climate changes. The Arctic is experiencing the impact of these changes more and faster than other parts of the globe. Processes starting in the Arctic may have deep and profound impacts on other parts of the globe. At the same time the Earth's population is rising and with it the global energy demand. New and greener energy sources are gaining market shares, but still the energy mix of the foreseeable future will have a substantial fossil component. The Arctic is expected to hold major oil and gas resources, while the regions green energy potentials are less explored. How will the Arctic's energy resources contribute to the global energy mix in the decades to come? How will the climate changes impact the Arctic environment and societies? And where will we find a balance between the planet’s energy demand and the necessity to reduce CO2 emissions?

The Arctic Frontiers conference is a central arena for discussions of Arctic issues. The conference brings together representatives from science, politics, and civil society to share perspectives on how upcoming challenges in the Arctic may be addressed to ensure sustainable development. Arctic Frontiers is composed of a policy section and a scientific section.   

The 9th Arctic Frontiers science section Climate and Energy will address three main themes:

  1.  Arctic climate change – global implications,
  2. Ecological winners and losers in future Arctic marine ecosystems
  3. The Arctic's role in the global energy supply and security.

This call for papers addresses only the scientific section from 21 January to 23 January 2015.

On behalf of the Scientific Program Committees, we have great pleasure in inviting you to submit one or more abstracts (for oral or poster presentation) to any of the three parts, in accordance with the instructions provided. 

All abstracts will be reviewed by members of the three scientific committees for rating of abstract quality and presentation content.

The Call for Papers closes on 22 September 2014.

It is recommended that, before submitting an abstract via the online abstract submission form, you read the  pdf Abstract Submission Terms and Conditions  and ensure that you are able to meet all the requirements. Please also make sure you carefully read the  Abstract Submission Guidelines and Instructions

Please examine the three conference parts below.