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Arctic Day by NordForsk

(10:00-18:30)

The Arctic is thawing! Is there a future for mankind? How can we adapt to new realities? Can research and innovation pave the way – Nordic solutions. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

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Nikolaj Bock

Programme


09.50 – 12.30 Session 1 - The role of Arctic in a Global Climate perspective (moderator Jostein Sundet, NordForsk) 

  • 09.50-10.00 Welcome to the NordForsk Arctic Day! Jostein Sundet, NordForsk
  • 10.00–10.20 Arctic and the Global climate – what’s at stake? Lars-Otto Reiersen, AMAP
  • 10.20–10.50 Science for adaptation or Science on adaptation, what does society need? Richard Klein, Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden
  • 10.50–11.10 Carbon is in the air, a THAWING story with a future for mankind? Torben Christensen, Lund University, Sweden
  • 11.10–11.40 What will surface when the permafrost is thawing? Anders Koch, SSI, Denmark
  • 11.40-12.00 Greenland ice cap and Climate – what we need to know! Jason Box, GEUS, Denmark
  • 12.00-12.30 We need Interdisciplinary approaches for the Global Societal Challenges. Nils Chr. Stenseth, CEES, University of Oslo 

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12.30 – 14.00 LUNCH

14.00 – 15.30 Session 2 – Observing the Artic – data and knowledge from Research Infrastructures and Arctic Observing Networks (coordinated by ICOS ERIC, moderator Werner Kutsch, ICOS ERIC) 

  • 14.00–14.20 ACTRIS - Observing aerosols, clouds and trace gases in the Arctic - Sanna Sorvari, FMI, Finland
  • 14.20-14.40 Observing Carbon and Greenhous Gases in the Arctic, Werner Kutsch, Director General, ICOS ERIC, Finland
  • 14.40–15.00 INTAROS – coordinating observation systems in the Arctic, Hanne Sagen, NERSC, Norway
  • 15.00–15.20 Integrated Earth Observations – Opportunities (and Challenges) in the Arctic, Barbara Ryan, Director, Group on Earth Observation Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 15.20–15.30 Stage-panel-discussion, moderated by Werner Kutsch

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15.30 – 15.45 Coffee/Tea Break 

15.45 – 17.15 Session 3 - Nordic solutions for the society (moderator Anne Riiser, NordForsk) 

  • 15.45–16.10 Environmental sustainability using renewable energy sources, Brynhildur Davíðsdóttir, University of Iceland, Iceland
  • 16.10-16.45 Sustainable bio-economy in the Nordic Arctic: Implications for regional development policy, Anna Berlina and Lise Smed Olsen, NordRegio, Sweden
  • 16.45–17.15 We turn CO2 into Rock! Edda Aradóttir, Reykjavik Energy, Iceland 

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17.15 – 17.30 Coffee break

17.30 – 18.30 Session 4 - New generation of researchers - the Nordic way (moderator Jostein Sundet)

  • 17.30-17.50 A young scientists view on the Nordic collaboration, opportunities and challenges, Tim Horstkotte, University of Umeå, Sweden
  • 17.50–18.10 Let the Ph.D. creativity loose – the generator for new ideas! Nils Chr. Stenseth, CEES, University of Oslo
  • 18.10–18.30 We train the future researchers, Brynhildur Davíðsdóttir, University of Iceland, Iceland 

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