Security and preparedness in the changing north – research perspectives

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

Adress: Lilla Frescativägen 4A, 114 18 Stockholm, Sverige

Lokal: Beijer Hall, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research arrange a two-day symposium on climate change in the Arctic. The symposium addresses issues raised in IPCC report ”The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate” published in September 2019, 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 researchForecasting the changing ice, ocean and weather conditions

Conditions for livelihoods, health, and ecosystemsImpacts of climate change – effects and actionsGeopolitics (Governance), security and defense

  • 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.


A programme will be published in late August

Registration will open in late August

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

We plan to record the symposium and later publish on www.kva.se/video and the Academy’s Youtube channel.

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Kontakt: Peter Brandén
E-post: program@kva.se