From Berlin to Action - The 2nd Arctic ministerial meeting outcome and follow up
Organised by University of Tromsø, the Arctic University of Norway

Two years after the first Ministerial event in Washington D.C., the recent 2ndArctic Science Ministerial (ASM2) held in Berlin has reflected the growing global interest on the Arctic, the region of the world where climate change is happening faster and with consequences that have planetary repercussions. The growing interest for science in the Arctic is most probably not only the global effects of climate change, but also an interest related to the new economic opportunities that Arctic warming may bring forward in transport, fisheries, and the exploitation of mineral resources.

Arctic science looks like having achieved on the one side an essential role for studying climate change evolution and its impacts – including its human dimension on indigenous and local populations, and on the other hand a very relevant economic dimension with its associated diplomatic vest.

The recent Ministerial event has been concluded with an ambitious Joint Statement of Ministers that indicated several areas in which to improve international scientific cooperation. However, how to translate the intentions expressed in Berlin by Ministers into action? UiT, the Arctic University of Norway, organises this side event of Arctic Frontiers to discuss this question through two interlinked aspects addressed by two panels of experts: the political dimension of the increased global scientific cooperation on the Arctic, and the scientific boost provided by the recent Ministerial meeting.

This side event is open to the public.

Welcome

  • Anne Husebekk, Rector, University of Tromsø, the Arctic University of Norway (UiT)

Session 1: The Second Arctic Science Ministerial: Overview and output.

Convener: Andrea Tilche, UiT the Arctic University of Norway

Panelists

  • Maria-Anne Coninsx, EU Ambassador for the Arctic, European External Action Services
  • René Söderman, Finnish Senior Arctic Officials (SAO) to Arctic Council, Finland
  • Fran Ulmer, US Arctic Research Committee, member of the US delegation to ASM2
  • Gunn Britt Reiter, Head of the Arctic and Environment Unit, Saami Council

Session 2: Putting the Scientific cooperation discussed at the AMS2 into action

Convener: Lars-Otto Reiersen, UiT the Arctic University of Norway

Panelists:

  • Karin Lochte, former Alfred Wegner Institute (AWI) director, Chair of the Science Forum at ASM2
  • Torstein Gunnarson, Chair of Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON), Iceland
  • Tetsuo Sueyoshi, National Institute of Polar Research in Japan, science coordinator of ArCS (Arctic Challenge for Sustainability)
  • Kenneth Ruud, Vice Rector for Science, University of Tromsø, the Arctic University of Norway (UiT)

Summing up

Refreshment will be served.

Organised by UiT the Arctic University of Norway

For more information about this event contact Maria Varteressian, Manager, Arctic Frontiers Arena, maria@arcticfrontiers.com

Arena Arena

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

17:30 - 19:00

Polaria

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Organised by University of Tromsø, the Arctic University of Norway
Two years after the first Ministerial event in Washington D.C., the recent 2ndArctic Science Ministerial (ASM2) held in Berlin has reflected the growing global interest on the Arctic, the region of the world where climate change is happening faster and with consequences that have planetary repercussions. The growing interest for science in the Arctic is most probably not only the global effects of climate change, but also an interest related to the new economic opportunities that Arctic warming may bring forward in transport, fisheries, and the exploitation of mineral resources. Arctic science looks like having achieved on the one side an essential role for studying climate change evolution and its impacts – including its human dimension on indigenous and local populations, and on the other hand a very relevant economic dimension with its associated diplomatic vest. The recent Ministerial event has been concluded with an ambitious Joint Statement of Ministers that indicated several areas in which to improve international scientific cooperation. However, how to translate the intentions expressed in Berlin by Ministers into action? UiT, the Arctic University of Norway, organises this side event of Arctic Frontiers to discuss this question through two interlinked aspects addressed by two panels of experts: the political dimension of the increased global scientific cooperation on the Arctic, and the scientific boost provided by the recent Ministerial meeting.This side event is open to the public. Welcome Anne Husebekk, Rector, University of Tromsø, the Arctic University of Norway (UiT) Session 1: The Second Arctic Science Ministerial: Overview and output. Convener: Andrea Tilche, UiT the Arctic University of Norway Panelists Maria-Anne Coninsx, EU Ambassador for the Arctic, European External Action Services René Söderman, Finnish Senior Arctic Officials (SAO) to Arctic Council, Finland Fran Ulmer, US Arctic Research Committee, member of the US delegation to ASM2 Gunn Britt Reiter, Head of the Arctic and Environment Unit, Saami Council Session 2: Putting the Scientific cooperation discussed at the AMS2 into action Convener: Lars-Otto Reiersen, UiT the Arctic University of Norway Panelists: Karin Lochte, former Alfred Wegner Institute (AWI) director, Chair of the Science Forum at ASM2 Torstein Gunnarson, Chair of Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON), Iceland Tetsuo Sueyoshi, National Institute of Polar Research in Japan, science coordinator of ArCS (Arctic Challenge for Sustainability) Kenneth Ruud, Vice Rector for Science, University of Tromsø, the Arctic University of Norway (UiT) Summing up Anne Husebekk, UiT the Arctic University of Norway Refreshment will be served. �Organised by UiT the Arctic University of Norway� For more information about this event contact Maria Varteressian, Manager, Arctic Frontiers Arena, maria@arcticfrontiers.com Polaria

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