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4th EMB Forum Programme

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Programme (final)

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Moderator: David Shukman, BBC Science Editor  

8:20- 9:00 Registration and welcome coffee

9:00 - 9:20 Opening statements

  • Peter Haugan, Vice-Chair, European Marine Board
  • Harald Loeng, Chair, European Polar Board
  • Naja Mikkelsen, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland / Third International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III)

09:20-09:30 David Shukman, Moderator’s introduction

Session 1: Living with a Changing Arctic Ocean

09:30 – 09:55 Ice2Sea: Glacier melting and Sea level rise from the European perspective
David Vaughan, British Antarctic Survey (BAS), UK

09:55 – 10:20 Records of past and present contamination in the Arctic
Carlo Barbante, Institute for the Dynamics of Environmental Processes, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy

10:20- 10:45 Footprints of climate change in Arctic marine ecosystems
Paul Wassmann, University of Tromsoe, Norway

10:45-11:00 Discussion

11:00- 11:30 Networking and coffee 

Session 2: Arctic Ocean Observation - the key to sustainable management

11:30-11:50 Tracking Arctic sea ice loss
Stein Sandven, European Space Agency (ESA) - Climate Change Initiative on Sea Ice

11:50 -12:10 Arctic biodiversity assessment: from plan to action during times of rapid environmental change
Kári Fannar Lárusson, Arctic Council, Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)

12:10 -12:30 Arctic Seafloor Observatories
Antje Boetius, Alfred Wegener Institute for Marine and Polar Research (AWI), Germany

12:30-12:45 Discussion

12:45- 13:45 Lunch

Session 3: Utilizing and managing Arctic Ocean resources 

13:45-14:10 Arctic fisheries – present shifts and future perspectives
Paul Connolly, President, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) 

14:10-14:35 The Industry perspective of Arctic Oil and Gas Exploration 
Robert Blaauw, Shell Den Haag and International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP)

14:35-15:00 Arctic Shipping 
Paul Berkman, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA 

15:00-15:30 Networking and coffee  

15:30 -16:30 Panel discussion: Can industry and science work together to achieve sustainable management of the Arctic Ocean?

  • David Vaughan, British Antarctic Survey (BAS)
  • Robert Blaauw, Shell Den Haag and International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP)
  • Paul Berkman, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Kurt Vandenberghe, European Commission DG Research and Innovation
  • Karin Lochte, Alfred Wegener Institute for Marine and Polar Research (AWI)
  • Martha McConnell, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Peter Pissierssens, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, Project Office for International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE)

16:30- 16:45 Final statements & closing remarks

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