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Arctic Day 2019

Welcome to the 4th Arctic Day at the University of Oslo, under the theme "A Changing Arctic”. The event is hosted by the Arctic Committee at the University of Oslo, the  Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) and APECS Norway.

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The annual Arctic Day at the University of Oslo is arranged for the 4th time on October 30th. The event takes place at CIENS in Forskningsparken (the Science Park) and starts with a light lunch and registration at 11:00. At 16:30 there will be a networking / poster session at which tapas will be served.  Please see below for programme and registration.

The Arctic is becoming synonymous with change. This change is occurring across different scales, at variable rates, and is affecting numerous stakeholders in very different ways. As such it is necessary to retain and foster an interdisciplinary and multi-faceted perspective towards the Arctic.

This year's Arctic Day speakers present example of change across numerous disciplines; space, climate, biology, environment, law, geophysics, and social sciences. The event is hosted this year by the Department of Geosciences / the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) and the Arctic Committee of the University of Oslo.

Attending researchers (early career to senior) are welcome to present a poster during the evening networking session from 16:30. Please provide a tentative title upon registration.


Moderators: Brit Lisa Skjelkvåle, Arctic Committee, UiO and Carmen Gaina, CEED, UiO

11:00-12:00    Registration and light lunch

12:00-12:10    Welcome to the 4th Arctic Day at the University of Oslo

Vice Rector Per Morten Sandset, UiO

12:10-12:30    “Svalbard in the Context of Grand Challenge

Earth-Space Science Questions”

Jøran Moen, Department of Physics, UiO

12:30-12:50    “Deep Hydrothermal Vents under Ice”

Eva Ramirez-Llodra, REV Ocean/NIVA

12:50-13:10    “Arctic greening and browning: the two-sided impact of global warming on polar ecosystems and climate feedbacks“

Frans-Jan Parmentier, Department of Geosciences, UiO

BREAK (13:10-13:30)

13:30-14:00    “Poster Pitch” – an introduction to the Poster Session

Grace Shephard, CEED, UiO

14:00-14:20     “What will be the fate of Arctic animals when environmental pollution joins forces with climate change?"

Silje Kristiansen, Department of Biosciences, UiO

14:20-14:40     “Arctic Deglaciation and its connection to the Deep Earth”

Clint Conrad, CEED, UiO

14:40-15:00     “Arctic and the Outer Space: A Law perspective”

Alla Pozdnakova, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, UiO

BREAK (15:00-15:20)

15:20-15:40     “China and the Polar Silk Road: Much Ado, Little Traffic?”

Olav Schram Stokke, Department of Political Sciences, UiO

15:40-16:00     Some reflections on 30 years of collaboration with Russian colleagues

Salve Dahle, Arctic Frontiers/ Akvaplan-niva:

16:00-17:30       Concluding remarks and Networking / Poster Session


For registration, please fill in the registration form.

Registration deadline: October 28.


UiO Arctic Committee and CEED
Tags: Arctic, Polar, Climate Change
Published Oct. 9, 2019 2:58 PM - Last modified Oct. 18, 2019 4:27 PM