Breakout Sessions

The program will be updated as new sessions are confirmed.

Tuesday March 17th

09:00-12:00: Navigating the New Arctic: sea ice charts and long-range forecasts– Organized by the Nordland Research Institute
What: The Norwegian Ice Service in Tromsø (MET Norway) will introduce participants to the Norwegian Ice Service’s archive of sea ice charts and long-range forecasts. Shipping operators, operations managers, government policy makers, planners, and other participants at the workshop will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the usefulness of the products, suggestions for improvements, and further knowledge needs for planning Arctic operations. This workshop is the first of two break-out sessions funded by the Svalbard Strategic Grant. Their aim is to spur new collaborations, and share and solicit insight on ongoing research on modeling, policy, and operations relating to the dynamics of Arctic sea ice.
Where:
Contact: Siri Veland, sve@nforsk.no

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09:00-15:00: MAREC project meeting – Organized by the High North Center
What: The workshop will gather MAREC project participants and discuss project status and further development.
Where: Nord University, room 3003
Contact: Andrey Kazakov / +47 41 41 28 10 / andrey.kazakov@nord.no
Closed event – By invitation only.

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09:00-16:30: LO og unge i Nordområdene – Organisert av LO Nordland og Nordområdesenteret.
Hvor: Litteratursalen, Stormen bibliotek
Kontakt: Stine Kvarsnes / stine.kvarsnes@lo.no
Åpent for alle, men krever påmelding grunnet begrenset plass og servering.
Vennligst registrer deg her.
Se programmet her: Program LO Nordland HND
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13.00-17.00: High North Security Workshop – Organized by Fridtjof Nansen Institute / Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
What: The workshop will discuss key challenges seen from different parts of the Arctic, as well as the nature of the concerns and how are these challenges interlinked. Prominent speakers are invited to the seminar.
Where: High North Center (Nordavind), Nord University. Room 135
Closed event – This session is now fully booked

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March 17 –21 March: Polar Hack – Organized by Liceo Statale Scientifico “Blaise Pascal” di Pomezia (Roma) and The High North Center in cooperation with Bodø High School
What: Polar Hack is the very first edition of a school hackathon dedicated to the polar regions development and innovation. Participants are invited to develop innovative ideas, projects, services and/or tools capable of meeting international requirements and presenting sustainable responses. 30 participants.
Where: Bodø
Contact: Bård Borch Michalsen / bard.b.michalsen@uit.no
Closed event – By invitation only.

Wednesday March 18th

09:00-11:00: High North Geopolitics Session –  Organized by Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, High North Center, UTSYN and DNAK
What:
The discussion will cover several topics connected to security and defence field in the Arctic area, such as cooperation/conflict dichotomy in the Arctic, Arctic Council and security in the Arctic and China’s activities in the Arctic and cooperation with Russia on security issues.
Where: Stormen Library (Litteratursalen, 1st floor)
Contact: Andreas Østhagen / +47 47 33 03 49 / ao@fni.no
Open event, but limited to 80 participants. Program added later.
Please register here.
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09:00-13:00: LO og unge i Nordområdene – Organisert av LO Nordland og Nordområdesenteret.
Hvor: Scandic Havet “Refleksjon”
Kontakt: Stine Kvarsnes / stine.kvarsnes@lo.no
Åpent for alle, men krever påmelding grunnet begrenset plass og servering.
Vennligst registrer deg her.
Se programmet her: Program LO Nordland HND 18. mars
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10:00-12:30: Smart City Governance and Performance: From Global Ideas to Local Practices – Organized by High North Center for Business and Governance
What: The research workshop is devoted to research project “SMARTNORTH: Sustainable development and MAnagement by paRTicipatory governance practices in the High NORTH” (funded by Research Council of Norway under NORRUSS Pluss program). SMARTNORTH project investigates the scope of and driving forces for the citizens involvement mechanisms in Smart Cities and their potential effects on the sustainable development of High North communities. More info here. 
Where: Scandic havet (meeting room “Energi)
Contact: Igor Khodachek, +47 47167944, igor.khodachek@nord.no
Closed event, by invitation only.

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10:00-12:45: Significance of Eurasian Arctic transshipment hubs for Arctic shipping: Implications for regional planning – Organized by Centre for High North Logistics  (CHNL)

What: Transhipment hubs in the northern latitudes could add a new dimension to global trade and be a catalyst for increased regional and industrial development in the High North. During the first part, CHNL will present work in progress connected to port infrastructure development in the Arctic. During the second part, the discussion will open out to the audience in order to provide feedback to current research progress.
The research results as well as the audience discussion will focus on the following aspects:
What makes a port an important Arctic transhipment hub; and what is the socio-economic significance of Eurasian Arctic transhipment hubs for the future development of shipping in the Arctic and in promoting regional and industrial development?
Where: Scandic Havet Hotel (meeting room “Inspirasjon”)
Contact: Roberto Rivas Hermann / +47 75 51 78 39 / roberto.r.hermann@nord.no
Open event, but limited to 26 participants.
See the program here: CHNL HND Breakout Session
Please register here.
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11:00-12:30: AlaskaNOR Report Launch – Organized by the High North Center
What: Alaska and North Norway share similar characteristics, particularly regarding the regions’ economic dependence on maritime industries and their potential for blue economy development. However, no knowledge has been shared or even attained yet concerning the opportunities for both regions to mutually tackle the manifold challenges of regionally developing their blue economy. The three-year project AlaskaNor (2018-2021) aims to improve knowledge concerning the blue economy in Alaska and North Norway and in turn enhancing related knowledge among relevant stakeholders and amongst decision-makers.
We will present our four work package reports on opportunities for cooperation within fisheries/aquaculture, energy, maritime transportation and overall governance issues. We will further discuss blue economy cooperation between Alaska and North Norway with relevant stakeholders from both sides of the Arctic Ocean.
More information on the project can be found here: www.alaskanor.com
Where: Stormen Library (Litteratursalen, 1st floor)
Contact: Andreas Raspotnik / andreas.raspotnik@nord.no 
Open event, but limited to 80 participants.
See the program here: Program AlaskaNOR
Please register here.
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18:30 – 19:30: Hva har Kyst-Norge på hjertet? – Organisert av Senter for hav og Arktis
Hva: Senter for hav og Arktis har reist norskekysten på langs med debatturneen Kystpuls. Fra nord til sør har vi diskutert blå økonomi med næringsliv, myndigheter, miljøorganisasjoner, akademia og de som lever av og ved havet. Så, hvordan står det til? Hva er utfordringene og mulighetene? Vi har samlet kystens stemmer i en rapport. Under dette arrangementet presenterer og diskuterer vi de viktigste budskapene fra Kyst-Norge, sammen med bidragsytere fra Kystpulsturneen. Velkommen!
Hvor: Stormen Bibliotek (Litteratursalen)
Kontakt: Ida Soltvedt ida.soltvedt@havarktis.no
Åpent for alle, men krever påmelding grunnet begrenset plass (80 stk).
Meld deg på her.
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Thursday March 19th

12:30-13:40: Navigating the New Arctic: modeling black carbon and other aerosol influence on sea ice – Organized by the Nordland Research Institute
What:  This roundtable discussion brings together key research on Arctic sea ice dynamics. Discussions will revolve around the influence of black carbon and more distal aerosol sources, and touch on ocean, atmosphere, and sea ice modeling; black carbon policy; shipping and investment decisions; forecasting and decision support; as well as issues around data sharing and management for coordinated Arctic research. This roundtable is the second of two break-out sessions funded by the Svalbard Strategic Grant. Their aim is to share and solicit insight on ongoing research on modeling, policy, and operations relating to the dynamics of Arctic sea ice. Participants at the roundtable include the NERSC, PNNL (USA), CICERO, Brown University, RAND Corporation, the Norwegian Ice Service, Nord University, and Nordland Research Institute.
Where:
Contact:  Siri Veland, sve@nforsk.no

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15:00-17:00: Arctic Connections – Organized by the High North Center, North Norway European Office, British Embassy Oslo (tbc)
What:
 The High North Dialogue conference is a meeting place for all interested in circumpolar questions. Now, the EU and several European nations are developing their own Arctic strategies. Program added later.
Where: Radisson blu, Bodø
Contact: Line K Haug / +47 90784011 / line.k.haug@nord.no
Open event. Please register here.  
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15:00-17:00: Forskning og verdiskapning i og for Nord – Organisert av Norges Forskningsråd
Hva: Forskningsrådet inviterer til dialog om forskning og forskningsstrategier som verktøy for verdiskapning i nordområdene, og innspill i forhold til operasjonalisering av Forskningsrådets Nordområdestrategi. Seminaret vil bli gjennomført med en innledende kort presentasjon av Forskningsrådets Nordområdestrategi før vi gir ordet til bedrifter som vil gi eksempler på FoU-aktiviteter og samarbeid med akademiske miljøer. Det vil i tillegg bli gjennomført en paneldebatt med sentrale aktører fra næring, offentlige aktører, forskningsmiljøer og virkemiddelapparat i Nord Norge. Seminaret og paneldebatten vil ledes av Fridtjof Unander, Områdedirektør for hav, energi og bærekraftig utvikling i Forskningsrådet.
Hvor: Litteratursalen, Stormen bibliotek, Bodø
Kontakt: Bjørn G. Nielsen, 95702780 / bgn@rcn.no
Åpent arrangement som krever registrering grunnet begrenset plass (maks 120). Servering av kaffe, vann og frukt.
Registrer deg her.
Lenke til Forskningsrådets Nordområdestrategi
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For more information on Breakout sessions, please contact Andrey Kazakov,  andrey.kazakov@nord.no / +47 75 51 71 76