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Polarforum 2019

Time Tuesday 19 November, 2019 at 10:00 - 17:00
Place Vardagsrummet, Humanities Building (Humanisthuset)

The aim is to create an transdisciplinary meeting between researchers, the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat and other actors through workgroups and networking. Government officials and others are welcome as observers. The conference is mainly in Swedish.

Preliminary program

10:00 - Fika and registration

10:30 - Welcome to the Polarforum 2019!

  • Katarina Gårdfeldt, Director of the Polar Research Secretariat
  • Peter Sköld, Director of the Arctic Center, Umeå University
  • Hans Adolfsson, Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University

11:00 - Polar research at Umeå University

  • With CIRC, CLINF, Arctic tourism and Vaartoe

12:00 - Lunch

13:00 - Report from the Thwaites Glacier

  • Anna Wåhlin, Professor of Oceanography at the University of Gothenburg

13:30 - REXSAC – new ideas on resource extraction and sustainability in the Arctic

  • Dag Avango, Professor of History at Luleå University of Technology

14:00 - Panel discussion with research funders

14:45 - Fika

15:15 - The Swedish Research Council presents

16:00 - Poster session with the IASC & SCAR working groups

16:30 - 17:00 Access Abisko

  • Justiina Dahl, Research Secretary at the Polar Research Secretariat

If you have questions please contact:

Anna-Maria Perttu
Mobile: 070-550 99 85


Sign up for the Polarforum 2019 (in Swedish)

The deadline for registration is November 5, 2019

Event type: Conference