Mon 23 Jan 2017
Tue 24 Jan 2017
11:00 - 12:00
23 – 27 January 2017
The ocean carries vast resources, many of which are undeveloped and undiscovered. There are still many poorly known places on the Arctic map, and we know more about the surface of moon than the oceans. As the climate gets warmer, new areas of ocean in the Arctic are becoming accessible. This has resulted in an increased attention from scientists, businesses and states. Arctic Frontiers 2017 will discuss the gaps in our knowledge about the Arctic oceans and the role these will play in the future.
The key questions to be asked are: What do we know about the processes taking place under the ice and the impact of the polar night on Arctic ecosystems? Changes occur in the Arctic ecosystems, how much of it is natural? As the arctic productivity alters, new species establish, existing species change their geographical extent, creating opportunities for new fishing grounds., How do these processes alter the dynamics of fisheries? With new areas becoming accessible, how do we assess, manage and mitigate risk? How can technology be a driver for arctic business development? With new areas to operate in, how do people connect?
New concept for Arctic Frontiers Policy
Please note that the format for Arctic Frontiers Policy has been changed. The new concept aims for more debate and discussion. White Space – Blue Future will be featuring fixed sessions with short maximum 5 minutes introductions on given topics followed by debate. Thus traditional keynote speeches will not take place during the plenary sessions. Instead you will see a more dynamic interactive format with questions from moderator Stephen Sackur and the audience. All sessions on the plenary program will be on a high level and have representatives from policy, business and science to ensure a comprehensive approach to the topics.
Ole Øvretveit email (47) 777 503 49