Security and preparedness in the changing north – research perspectives

Date: 2022-11-08 12:45 - 2022-11-09 16:15

Address: Lilla Frescativägen 4A, 114 18 Stockholm, Sweden

Venue: Beijer Hall, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Last date for registration: 2022-10-30 23:55

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research organise a two-day symposium on climate change in the Arctic. The symposium addresses issues raised in the IPCC report ”The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate”, in particular environmental changes and effects relevant to Scandinavia. The symposium has a research perspective and focuses on five different themes:

  • Access to infrastructure and data for Arctic research
  • Forecasting the changing ice, ocean and weather conditions
  • Conditions for livelihoods, health, and ecosystems
  • Impacts of climate change – effects and actions
  • Geopolitics (Governance), security and defense

It is becoming increasingly clear that the Arctic is undergoing a major climate change which is also affecting our immediate surroundings here in Scandinavia. The ongoing warming of the climate and the consequences it has for the environment also gives rise to an increased need for research in a number of areas. At the same time, the geopolitical situation has intensified which leads to great concern for the possibility of free research. With this symposium we aim to cover a wide range of research questions, highlighted in our five different themes.



Report from the symposia

The event is free of charge and open to the public, but registration is
required for all participants. If you have any food restrictions, please let us
know when you register. The symposium will also be live-streamed, on this wepbage and on Please note that registration
is only required for participation in person.

The symposium is organised by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research.

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