19 October 2018 - 21 October 2018
Harpa Conference Center, Reykjavik, Iceland
The Arctic Futures Initiative (AFI) is a new-generation research project coordinated by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), an independent organization whose work focuses on the interface between science and policy.
The AFI builds on IIASA’s cross-cutting expertise in applied systems analysis and its global capacity to convene high-level international dialogues.
AFI aims to deliver decision support with options that balance environmental protection, economic prosperity, and societal wellbeing for the rapidly changing Arctic. The research is intended to support public and private policymaking in Arctic and non-Arctic countries, Arctic residents, and civil society.
This is reflected in AFI’s flagship project, “Analysis and Synthesis Reports on Arctic Policies & Strategies and Programs” that will provide a high-level overview of the current Arctic governance environment.
If you would like to learn more about AFI and our work, please come see us at the 2018 Arctic Circle Assembly.
AFI Breakout Sessions at the Arctic Circle:
Friday 19 October 10:45–11:45
THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN SCIENCE, POLITICS AND BUSINESS – EXPERIENCES AND LEARNED LESSONS HOW TO DEVELOP NEW ARCTIC STANDARDS, PROTOCOLS, SERVICES & TECHNOLOGIES
Organized by the Arctic Futures Initiative at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in cooperation with the UArctic Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security
• Annika Nilsson, Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute; Affiliated Faculty in Environmental Politics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden: Science, Politics, and Business: Mutual Benefits or Trio of Tensions?
• Markku Kulmala, PEEX Program; Director, University of Helsinki Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR): Importance of the Social Relevance of Science and its Implementation to DecisionMaking, in Practice – The Case of Peex
• Tero Vauraste, President and CEO, Arctia Ltd.; Chair, Arctic Economic Council (AEC): How Can Science Contribute and Benefit Business, and Do Business People Listen to Science and Scientific Findings?
• Heather Exner-Pirot, University of Saskatchewan & Arctic Yearbook: Experiences and Best Practices – Innovation in the Arctic
• Elisabeth A. Kirk, Nottingham-Trent University: Responding to Uncertainty in the Arctic through Science and Law
Chair: Lassi Heininen, IIASA & University of Lapland
Friday 19 October 16:00–17:30
A CHANGING ARCTIC – FORESEEN ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIOECONOMIC IMPACTS AND FEEDBACKS
Organized by the Arctic Futures Initiative at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
• Markku Kulmala, University of Helsinki & PEEX: Land – Atmosphere Interactions to Climate Change
• Brynhildur Davíðsdóttir, University of Iceland: Transitions to Low Carbon Societies Using Dynamic Modelling
• Stein Sandven, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center: Exploitation of Open Research Data to Support Arctic Innovation*
• Lise Lotte Sörensen, University of Århus: Asses the Impacts and Feedbacks at Various Scales on Ecological and Socio-Economic due to New Economic Activities*
Chair: Lassi Heininen, IIASA & University of Lapland & Hanna Lappalainen, PEEX, University of Helsinki
Friday 19 October 17:45–19:15
Room Kaldalón, on the first floor of Harpa
THE THIRD POLE AS COMPLEX SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEM – SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE
Organized by the Arctic Futures Initiative, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA); Third Pole Environment, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
• Pavel Kabat, Chief Scientist and Research Director, World Meteorological Organization (WMO): WMO Integrative Approach on the Cryosphere
• Tandong Yao, Chair of Third Pole Environment (TPE), Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Environment Change Study in the Third Pole Region
• Dipak Gyawali, Director, Nepal Water Conservation Foundation; Academician, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology; former Minister of Water Resources of Nepal: Interdisciplinarity and Nexus Approach at the Interface of Technology and Society: Assuring Benefits to the Marginalized
• Eddy Moors, Rector and Professor, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education: Water for Sustainable Development
• Jie Fan, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Discussion on the National Parks Cluster in Tibetan Plateau
• Wei Liu , Research Scholar, Risk and Resilience Program (RISK), IIASA: Multi-Stakeholder Partnership and Polycentric Governance for Climate and Disaster Resilience in the Third Pole
Chairs: Anni Reissell, IIASA and University of Helsinki; Ailikun, Third Pole Environment, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
BREAKOUT SESSIONS 10:45-11:45
10:45 – 11:45 HIGH NORTH SERIES: BUSINESS IN THE ARCTIC
16:00 – 17:30 PUTTING THE CHANGING ARCTIC IN CONTEXT AND PREDICTING FUTURE TRENDS
16:00 – 17:30 SUPPORTING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ARCTIC SCIENCE AGREEMENT
16:00 – 17:30 RESEARCH FOR SOCIETAL BENEFIT: WHERE POLAR RESEARCH CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
17:45 – 19:15 CONTENTIOUS YEARS IN ARCTIC POLITICS: LASTING IMPACTS OR FLEETING TROUBLES?
17:45 – 19:15 EU SPACE PROGRAMMES FOR THE ARCTIC
17:45 – 19:15 THE SECOND ARCTIC SCIENCE MINISTERIAL IN BERLIN – CHALLENGES, COMMITMENTS AND CO-OPERATION
20:30 – 22:30 THE COOPERATION OF ARCTIC SCIENCE WITH BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
16:15 – 17:45 INDIGENOUS STRATEGIES ON MAXIMIZING PRESENCE AND CAPABILITIES IN THE ARCTIC
16:15 – 17:45 HUMAN SECURITY IN THE BARENTS REGION
18:00 – 19:30 TOWARD AN ARCTIC WOMEN SUMMIT
Chair: Malgorzata (Gosia) Smieszek, Co-organizer of the event “Women of the Arctic: Bridging Research, Policy and Lived Experience”; Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland
18:00 – 19:30 TECHNOLOGY, OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS AND COOPERATION - THE GLOBAL ARCTIC IN CRITICAL SECURITY STUDIES
21:00 – 22:30 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOR THE GLOBALARCTIC
IIASA, Arctic Futures Initiative at the Arctic Circle 2017
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