Tromsø, Norway 22-27 January 2017

Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of NorwayKolbeinn Árnason CEO Fisheries IcelandAlf-Helge Aarskog, CEO Marine Harvest GroupMagni Arge, MP of the Danish Parliament representing Faroe IslandsElisabeth Tørstad, CEO Oil & Gas, DNV GLTrond Williksen, CEO, AKVA groupMichael Perkinson, Managing Director, Chief of Staff to the Global Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim PartnersFredrik Major, Chief Business Development Officer, Sevan MarineRúni M. Hansen, Vice-President Arctic Unit, StatoilHege Kverneland, Corporate Vice President and CTO of National Oilwell VarcoLiv Monica Stubholt, partner SelmerStig Remøy, CEO, Olympic ShippingKristin Skogen Lund, Director General of the Confederation of Norwegian EnterpriseKarl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen, Director General of the Norwegian Oil and Gas AssociationModerator: John G. Bernander
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Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign Affairs, SlovakiaJonas Gahr Støre, Leader of the Norwegian Labour PartyCecilie Myrseth, Chair of Troms County GovernmentPer Sandberg, Norwegian Minister of FisheriesTimo Soini, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Finland Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Greenland Minister of Finance, Mineral Resources and Foreign AffairsVidar Helgesen, Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, Minister of Industry and Commerce IcelandNuritdin Inamov, Director of the Department for International Cooperation, Russia Trond-Erik Johansen, President ConocoPhillips Europe & North AfricaKristina Persson, Minister for Strategic Development and Nordic Cooperation Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs, NorwayProfessor Nikita Lomagin, Vice-Rector for GR, European University of St. PetersburgTord Lien, Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and EnergyTara Sweeney, Chair of Arctic Economic Council Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., USCG, (Ret.) Special Representative for the Arctic U.S. Department of StateEllen Stofan, Chief Scientist, NASA
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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.