Industrial Waste management in Arctic waters - closing session for the EWMA programme

The multidisciplinary research and education project Environmental Waste Management (EWMA) has since 2010 focused on questions related to the expanding petroleum- and mineral industry in the Arctic region. The work of EWMA was in 2013 further strengthened by the BARCUT project (Barents Sea Drill Cuttings Research Initiative), focusing on local impact of drill cuttings in the Barents Sea. The two projects have had a parallel focus on research questions raised by the industry itself or scientists. The research have been organised into two main priority areas – effects of environmental pollution and the actions that are to be put in place for preventing and reducing the effects of potential environmental impacts. Building competence and conducting relevant research within these fields have been a priority in order to establish EWMA as a key centre for knowledge, research and education in the High North, and in areas relevant for new and expanding industrial activities in cold climates. In addition, EWMA have payed special attention towards the establishment and further development of educational programmes that fall within these priority areas. This side event presents scientific outcome and results from these two projects, co-funded by the Norwegian Research Council and ENI Norge AS.

Program

Opening remarks professor. Jørgen Berge, UiT

Series of 10 min talks followed by 5 min questions and comments

  • Salve Dahle, Director Akvaplan-niva (APN) - Before, during and after EWMA
  • Kristine B. Pedersen Post Doc APN - Tailings chemistry
  • Helena Reinardy, Post.Doc. UNIS - Effects of mine tailings exposure on early life stages of cod
  • Melania Borit UiT - The “how” and “why” of using product traceability for documentation of environmental sustainability
  • Xingqiang Song UiT/KTH - Life cycle assessment of subsea copper tailings disposal 

Coffee/tea break 15 min. 

  • Juho Junttila, UiT - Drill cuttings and mine tailings deposition
  • Sabine Cochrane, APN and Bjarne Landfald, UiT - Drill cuttings impact on sea floor macro-micro- fauna
  • Steffen A. Sørensen, UiT - Identifying past petroleum exploration related drill cutting releases and influences on the marine environment and benthic foraminiferal communities, SW Barents Sea, Norway 
  • Heidi Rapp Nilsen, NORUT - Stakeholder’s suggestion of environmental improvement of oil drilling waste in the Barents Sea
  • John Eirik Paulsen, Eni Norge AS - Lessons learned

Final remarks, comments / questions from the audience and wrap-up by the moderator

Organiser: Arctos/UiT The Arctic University of Norway

For more information about this side event contact Stian Røberg, Head of Project, UiT, Stian.Roberg@uit.no

Arena Arena

Thursday 25th January 2018

10:00 - 13:00

Radisson Blu Hotel - Tromsøsal 2

Add to Calendar 2018-01-25 10:00 2018-01-25 13:00 Europe/Oslo Industrial Waste management in Arctic waters - closing session for the EWMA programme The multidisciplinary research and education project Environmental Waste Management (EWMA) has since 2010 focused on questions related to the expanding petroleum- and mineral industry in the Arctic region. The work of EWMA was in 2013 further strengthened by the BARCUT project (Barents Sea Drill Cuttings Research Initiative), focusing on local impact of drill cuttings in the Barents Sea. The two projects have had a parallel focus on research questions raised by the industry itself or scientists. The research have been organised into two main priority areas – effects of environmental pollution and the actions that are to be put in place for preventing and reducing the effects of potential environmental impacts. Building competence and conducting relevant research within these fields have been a priority in order to establish EWMA as a key centre for knowledge, research and education in the High North, and in areas relevant for new and expanding industrial activities in cold climates. In addition, EWMA have payed special attention towards the establishment and further development of educational programmes that fall within these priority areas. This side event presents scientific outcome and results from these two projects, co-funded by the Norwegian Research Council and ENI Norge AS. Program Opening remarks professor. Jørgen Berge, UiT Series of 10 min talks followed by 5 min questions and comments Salve Dahle, Director Akvaplan-niva (APN) - Before, during and after EWMA Kristine B. Pedersen Post Doc APN - Tailings chemistry Helena Reinardy, Post.Doc. UNIS - Effects of mine tailings exposure on early life stages of cod Melania Borit UiT - The “how” and “why” of using product traceability for documentation of environmental sustainability Xingqiang Song UiT/KTH - Life cycle assessment of subsea copper tailings disposal  Coffee/tea break 15 min.  Juho Junttila, UiT - Drill cuttings and mine tailings deposition Sabine Cochrane, APN and Bjarne Landfald, UiT - Drill cuttings impact on sea floor macro-micro- fauna Steffen A. Sørensen, UiT - Identifying past petroleum exploration related drill cutting releases and influences on the marine environment and benthic foraminiferal communities, SW Barents Sea, Norway  Heidi Rapp Nilsen, NORUT - Stakeholder’s suggestion of environmental improvement of oil drilling waste in the Barents Sea John Eirik Paulsen, Eni Norge AS - Lessons learned Final remarks, comments / questions from the audience and wrap-up by the moderator Organiser: Arctos/UiT The Arctic University of Norway For more information about this side event contact Stian Røberg, Head of Project, UiT, Stian.Roberg@uit.no Radisson Blu Hotel - Tromsøsal 2

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