The symposium is part of a research project Sustainable Development of the Arctic Ocean (SUDARCO).
The Arctic Ocean is undergoing a rapid change, paving the way for new human activities in an extreme and fragile environment. This creates the need for precautious, adaptive, holistic, and science-based management, otherwise called ecosystem-based management (EBM). What are the prospects for the sustainable governance in a time when the very foundation for Arctic cooperation is put under question due to the reactions to the war in Ukraine? What are the future scenarios for Arctic governance, what are the main drivers, and can we still aim for sustainable management of human activities in the foreseeable future?
The event takes place on Zoom, the link will be sent to the registered participants.
The presentations will last 10-15 minutes, followed by a possibility to ask questions. The final part will be devoted to a discussion.
Vito De Lucia and Jan Solski (Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea, UiT the Arctic University of Norway
17:20 Some Thoughts on the Concept of Arctic Governance
Alf Håkon Hoel (Professor at the Norwegian College of Fishery Science, UiT the Arctic University of Norway)
17:45 Outlook for Arctic Marine Protection in Light of the Ukraine Conflict
Evan T. Bloom (Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars)
18:10 Ecosystem-Based Management under International Systemic Fragmentation
Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen (Professor of Northern Studies, Barents Chair in Politics at UiT the Arctic University of Norway)
18:35 The Prospects for Sustainable Governance of the Arctic: an Institutional Dimension (a View from Russia)
Alexander Sergunin (Professor of International Relations at St. Petersburg State University)
18:50 Plenary Q&A