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ARCPATH Panel at Arctic Circle 2017 Assembly

The NordForsk-funded project Arctic Climate Predictions: Pathways to Resilient, Sustainable Societies (ARCPATH) was featured in a panel of the same name organised by ARCPATH co-leader Astrid Ogilvie at the prestigious Arctic Circle Assembly conference held in Reykjavik, Iceland during 13-15 October 2017 (see

ARCPATH builds on the successful project Impacts of Future Sea-Ice and Snow-Cover Changes on Climate, Green Growth and Society (GREENICE), also funded by NordForsk, and now drawing to a close. This panel session served as a stakeholder meeting for GREENICE. The Assembly was attended by some 2000 delegates, including scientists from many countries as well as many foreign dignitaries and heads-of-state. The ARCPATH/GREENICE panel was very well-attended and engendered much interest and discussion.

Specific presentations were as follows:

  • Introduction to the ARCPATH and GREENICE Projects: Arctic Climate and Environmental Change and Human Eco-Dynamics. Astrid Ogilvie, Stefansson Arctic Institute and INSTAAR;
  • Global and Arctic Climate Predictions. Noel Keenlyside, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen;
  • Sea Changes in North Atlantic Arctic Coastal Communities. Níels Einarsson, Stefansson Arctic Institute and University of Akureyri;
  • Climate, Cetaceans, Tourism and Anthropogenic Noise. Marianne Rasmussen, University of Iceland;
  • Interdisciplinary Projects: The Challenge of Synthesis. Leslie King, Royal Roads University;
  • Out of Ice: Sea Ice and Northern Communities. Elizabeth Ogilvie, University of Edinburgh/Edinburgh College of Art.

The panel´s Moderator was Brynhildur Daviðsdottir of the University of Iceland. The panel took place at 17.30 to 19.00 on Saturday 14 October. The link to the entire programme is here.


ARCPATH member Professor Leslie King shares a moment with First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, at the Arctic Circle conference in Reykjavík, Iceland in October 2017. Also pictured are Guðrún Rosa Thorsteinsdóttir, Director of the Research Centre of the University of Akureyri and Diane Hirschberg of the University of Alaska.


ARCPATH members Níels Einarsson, Director of the Stefansson Arctic Institute (SAI), Astrid Ogilvie, (SAI) and Noel Keenlyside (University of Bergen) at the conclusion of the successful ARCPATH presentation at the Arctic Circle conference on 15 October 2017 in Reykjavík, Iceland.

ARCPATH members Astrid Ogilvie, Stefansson Arctic Institute, and Leslie King, Royal Roads University, Canada, at the conclusion of the successful ARCPATH presentation at the Arctic Circle conference on 15 October 2017 in Reykjavík, Iceland.