Arctic temperatures are rising and effects like reduced sea ice thickness and coverage are already apparent. The Arctic Ocean could be largely free of summer ice in the 2030s. Marine species are moving northwards, with consequences for subsistence hunting and commercial fisheries. In addition, the Arctic Ocean opens for increased commercial activities. The Arctic Ocean transition may be affecting global weather systems and the global economy. Combined this call for a special regional focus as part of the Decade.
It is vital to identify howbusiness, policy and science can work together on Arctic issues, focusing on:
Invitation to the Arctic Ocean Decade Policy-Business-Science-Dialogue
The Arctic Ocean Decade Policy-Business-Science-Dialogue held in Tromsø, Norway on 29 January 2020 will provide a forum to gather Arctic leaders and key stakeholders such as scientists, industry, NGOs, policy-makers and foundations. The aim is to identify key ocean policy and sustainable development actions.
The Arctic Ocean Decade Policy-Business-Science-Dialogue offers a crucial opportunity to inform the co-design mission-oriented research strategies in line with the 2030 Agenda focusing on needs and priorities in terms of transforming knowledge systems; accelerating transfer of technology; enabling training and education; and fostering science-policy dialogues special for the Arctic region.
The Arctic Ocean Decade Policy-Business-Science-Dialogue is to be held during the Arctic Frontiers 2020 week in Tromsø where many regional policy makers will be attending. Arctic Frontiers participants and others are welcome to express interest to participate at the workshop, however participation to the Arctic Frontiers Conference is not mandatory for participating at the Arctic Ocean Decade Policy-Business-Science-Dialogue. The Arctic Ocean Policy-Business-Science-Dialogue is co-hosted by The Research Council of Norway and Arctic Frontiers.
The dialogue will be followed up by a Regional Arctic Ocean Decade Planning Workshop to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 29 April-1 May 2020. Outcomes of the dialogue in Tromsø will inform the workshop in Denmark and feed into the Decade planning process.
Call for expression of interest :