CHANGING FRESHWATER RESOURCES: SOCIAL, ETHICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS
Organized by Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network; Icelandic Meteorological Office; Marine & Freshwater Institute; University of Akureyri; and Rif Research Station, International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)
Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson, Glaciologist, Icelandic Meteorological Office
- Jón S. Ólafsson, Senior Scientist, Marine & Freshwater Research Institute "State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity"
- Jónína Sigríður Þorláksdóttir, Station Manager, Rif Field Station "Freshwater monitoring at the edge of the Arctic – the case of Rif Field Station"
- Jill R. Welter, PhD., Program Coordinator and Instructor, Masters Program in Climate Change and Global Sustainability ,School for International Training, Graduate Institute, University Centre of the Westfjords, Iceland "Nutrient Transport and Cycling in Arctic Freshwaters: Potential Trajectories and Implications for Food Webs"
- Skúli Skúlason, Professor, Hólar University College "The value of biodiversity in northern freshwaters: implications for society and ethics of nature"
- Þorvarður Árnason, Director, University of Iceland´s Research Centre in Hornafjörður "Picturing the Climate Crisis: 3D visualizations of glacier recession as a vehicle for environmental communication"
- Victoria Rose Buschman, CAFF; University of Washington: "Indigenous connections to changing freshwater resources"
- Dr. Halldór Björnsson, Climatologist, will summarize results presented in this session and in the foregoing session Arctic Glaciers: Recent Mass Loss and Contributions to Global Sea-Level Rise, and lead a general discussion
LEADERSHIP, ARCTIC GENDER EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY
Organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network; Icelandic Directorate of Equality, Centre for Arctic Policy and Security, University of Akureyri
Moderator: Stefán Skjaldarson, Chair, Sustainable Development Working Group, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Iceland
• Sara Olsvig, Head of Programme, Greenland at UNICEF Denmark
• Gunn-Britt Retter, Saami Council
• Eva Maria-Svensson, Deputy Head, Department of Law, Gothenburg University
• Robert Alexander Innes, Saskatchewan University, Canada
• Issat Turin, Saami Reindeer Herder Youth
SAFETY AT SEA IN THE ARCTIC
Organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network
Þórunn J. Hafstein, Secretary General of the National Security Council, Iceland Prime Minister's Office
- Sverrir Konráðsson, Maritime Specialist - Legal Coordination and Translations, Coordination and Facilitation Division, Icelandic Transport Authority "Enhancing Maritime Safety in the Arctic to Save Lives"
- CDRE Ásgrímur L. Ásgrímsson, Chief of Operations, Icelandic Coast Guard "Icelandic Coast Guard and Safety at Sea in the Entrance to the Arctic"
- Jens Peter Holst-Andersen, Chair, Arctic Council Working Group on Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR), Arctic Council, Danish Ministry of Defence "Emergencies – Prevention, Preparedness and Response"
- Soffía Guðmundsdóttir, Executive Secretary, Arctic Council Working Gtoup on the Protection of Arctic Marine Environment (PAME)
- Eydís Líndal Finnbogadóttir, Acting Director General National Land Survey of Iceland "Enabling Access to Arctic spatial data - Arctic SDI cooperation"