SP 7.1 Connecting Arctic researchers and industry: a dialogue for societal benefit

Wednesday 11 May, 13.30 – 15.15, Van Walsum Room

How can an open, productive and respectful dialogue between stakeholders from industry and scientists be established for increasing mutual understanding and identifying new ways of working for ensuring economic and societal benefits? After presentations from EU-PolarNet, Shell and Basecamp Oulanka, a small Arctic company, we will have an open discussion focused on the societal and economic impacts of Arctic change and its effects on the sustainable development of the region. Aim is to improve mutually beneficial engagement and interaction between EU-PolarNet participants and stakeholders from industry, the international research community, as well as the wider society, including young people.

Organised by Annette Scheepstra, Arctic Centre, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Partners Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung Germany
European Polar Board, the Netherlands
Chair Annette Scheepstra, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Rapporteur Kirsi Latola, University of Oulu, Finland

The role of EU-PolarNet in better addressing societal needs in polar research
Nicole Biebow, Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany

A social license to operate in the Arctic: studying oil and gas development in Greenland
Coco Smits, Royal HaskoningDHV, the Netherlands

The impact of climate change on the economic development in the Arctic
Dimtry Yumashev, Ice-Arc project, the Netherlands

An interplay between the climate change and ecotourism
Keijo Salenius, Basecamp Oulanka, Finland