UiT at Arctic Frontiers 2020

24.01.20 Inger Lise Næss

Each year, the Arctic Frontiers conference gathers more than 3,500 delegates from 35 countries. UiT is present at Arctic Frontiers 2020 with numerous scientists, and are hosting and co-hosting a variety of side events. Get the overview here!

Mennesker på konferanse. Paneldebatt på scenen.
From the 2019 conference. Photo: Alberto Grohovaz/Arctic Frontiers

Arctic Frontiers takes place in Tromsø from 26 till 30 January 2020. Read more about the conference and the programme here.

This year, UiT scientists take part in several plenary sessions and side events. We have also prepared a list of experts for the media, covering a variety of disciplines and fields of expertise.  

Are you participating in the conference? Meet UiT scientists on these events: 

All events take place at Clarion Hotel The Edge unless otherwise stated.


Tue 28 Jan:
13:00–14:45: Session 5: Future Arctic Business part II

15:50–16:00: Mohn Prize Ceremony – read more about the prize and this year's winner, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen


Tue 28 Jan:
16:00–19:00: Main Poster Session

Wed 29 Jan: 
11:00–12:00: Arctic Food Security – Session I: Food safety – how to provide safe food for better food security

13:00–14:30: Arctic Food Security – Session II: Leaving no on behind – ensuring food security for all 

15:00–16:45: Arctic Food Security – Session III: Innovative approaches to food system sustainability 

15:00–18:00: Poster Session

Thur 30 Jan: 
13:30–13:45: Knowledge-based development in the Arctic – Session VI – From local to international levels of knowledge and decision-making

Side Events 

Mon 27 Jan: 
16:15–17:45: From Nansen Legacy science to useful knowledge for society 

16:15–17:45: Arctic Resilience Side Event and Panel 

18:00–19:00: Arctic Frontiers OPEN: Nordområdemeldingen. Hva er planen? (open to everyone, not only conference attendees) NB: At Prelaten

18:15–19:15Science advice for policy: Who asks, who gives, and who listens?

18:15–19:15: GoNorth – exploring the Arctic Ocean 

Tue 28 Jan:
16:15–17:45: Enforcement Beyond National Jurisdiction

18:15–19:15Sustainable Fisheries Management

Wed 29 Jan:
10:30–12:00: Entangling Arctic Knowledge Systems – Organised by the Centre for Sami Studies NB: Hosted at UiT in Breivika

10:30–16:30: Grønn energi i maritim næring, inkl. fiskeri og havbruk / Green energy in the maritime sector

10:30–13:00: From Space to Earth – New space, new business opportunities

13:00–14:30: Arctic–Himalaya Futures: Improving Scientific and Political Coordination and Cooperation

13:00–14:30: Academic (un)employment and mobility in the Arctic North-project: Knowledge based Growth in the Arctic

13:30–13:45: Weather and sea ice services in the European Arctic: Using a participatory mapping approach to understanding maritime users’ knowledge and information needs

14:00–14:15: Sea Ice Variability: Implications for the Development of Maritime Activities around Svalbard 

15:00–16:00: Connecting scientific research and entrepreneurship

15:00–16:00: Launch The Routledge Handbook of Arctic Security: Understanding Security Dimensions in the Far North

17:00–18:30: The Arctic Five – Knowledge Production in the Arctic for the Arctic 

Thur 30 Jan: 
10:00–10:15: Overlap between whale movement and anthropogenic activity in the Norwegian Sea 

19:00–22:00: Arctic Frontiers OPEN: PechaKucha (open to everyone, not only conference attendees) NB: At Storgata Camping

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