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Arctic Circle 2017

Arctic Circle ráđstefnan um norđurslóđamál fer fram í Hörpu í Reykjavík dagana 13.-15. október. Ráđstefnan er stćrsta alţjóđlega ráđstefnan sem haldin er árlega um málefni norđurslóđa en undanfarin ár hafa yfir 2000 ţátttakendur frá um 50 löndum tekiđ ţátt.

Starfsmenn Háskólans á Akureyri taka ţátt í ráđstefnunni og hafa gert ţađ frá upphafi. Háskólinn verđur međ kynningarbás í Hörpu og fjöldi starfsmanna verđur međ erindi á ráđstefnunni. Einnig sćkja nemendur ráđstefnuna sem sjálfbođaliđar. Ađ ţessu sinni eru 35 nemendur frá háskólanum.

Hér má sjá erindi Háskólans á Akureyri á ráđstefnunni:

Friday, October 13th

16:25 – 17:55 MARINE & COASTAL ARCTIC TOURISM MANAGEMENT

  • Organized by the Icelandic Tourism Research Center
  • Location: Hafnarkot, Ground Level
  • CHAIR: Edward Huijbens, University of Akureyri

17:55 – 19:25 POLAR LAW: RELIABLE CATCH DATA: A CRUCIAL PRECONDITION FOR SUSTAINABLE OCEAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

  • Organized by the Polar Law Institute
  • Location: Ţjóđmenningarhúsiđ, Hverfisgata 15
  • Speakers:
    • Hjalti Ómar Ágústsson, Polar Law Institute, University of Akureyri
    • Jóhann Ásmundsson, Polar Law Institute, University of Akureyri
  • Chair: Demian Schane, Fulbright Research Scholar at the University of Akureyri

17:55 – 19:25 POLAR LAW: INDIGENOUS GOVERNANCE

  • Organized by: University of Akureyri
  • Location: Skarđsheiđi, Third Level
  • SPEAKERS:
    • Emma Wilson, Director, ECW Energy Ltd.; Associate, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge: Indigenous Rights and Extractive Industries in the Arctic: Evaluation of International Ethical Standards and Guidelines 
    • Řyvind Ravna, Professor of Law, University of Tromsř: the Arctic University of Norway: How Norway Meets its Commitments to the Sámi under International Law: assessed by the most recent case law.
    • Tanya Joona, Senior Researcher, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland: The Right to Education and Culture of Indigenous Sámi Children and Youth in Finland – Challenges of Urbanization. 
    • Melaina Sheldon, B.A., Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship Alumna, Gordon Foundation (Canada): We don’t want a brown version of the YTG, in Nän K'ałädŕtth'ät (Changing times, continuing ways)
  • Chair: Apostolos Tsiouvalas, LL.M. Polar Law Candidate, University of Akureyri

21:00 – 22:00 EQUITABLE ARCTIC DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

  • Organized by the Arctic Oil and Gas Research Centre, Ilisimatusarfik (University of Greenland)
  • Location: Esja, Fifth Level
  • Chair: Anita L. Parlow, Esq., MSt. Fulbright-MFA Arctic Scholar at the University of Akureyri and National Energy Authority, Advisor, Harvard-MIT Arctic Fisheries

Saturday, October 14th

11:20 – 12:20 ARCTIC FRESHWATER RESOURCE DYNAMICS AND SOCIOENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES: TOWARDS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECT

  • Organized by Western Kentucky University, University of Akureyri, the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network, the Icelandic Meteorological Office, the Marine and Freshwater Institute, and the Icelandic Centre for Research
  • Location: Akrafjall, Fourth Level
  • Speakers: Steingrímur Jónsson, Professor, University of Akureyri; Scientist, Marine and Freshwater Research Institute in Iceland: The Ocean Around Iceland; How is it Affected By Climate Variability and Climate Change

16:00 – 17:30 POLAR LAW: ALASKA

  • Organized by University of Akureyri
  • Location: Viđey, Second Level
  • SPEAKERS
    • Charles Norchi, Professor of Law, Director, Center for Oceans and Coastal Law, University of Maine School of Law & Fulbright-Ministry for Foreign Affairs Arctic Scholar: The Extended Continental Shelf of the American Arctic: Lex Imperfecta? Demian Schane, Attorney- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 49 Advisor, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of General Counsel: Involving Alaska Native communities in the Development of Commercial Fisheries: A Review of Community Development Quota Program and Its Potential for Broader Application
    • Sarah Mackie, PhD Candidate, Newcastle Law School; Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School: When the Ice Melts - Using Climate Change Predictions in Endangered Species Designations in Arctic Alaska
  • Chair: Claire Wallace, M.A. Polar law candidate, University of Akureyri

17:30 – 19:00 A WORLD WITHOUT ICE – GEOPOLITICAL IMAGINATION OR A VISION FOR THE FUTURE?

  • Organized by Northern Research Forum (NRF) and University of Akureyri
  • Location: Ríma B, Ground Level
  • SPEAKERS:
    • Salla Kalliojärvi, University of Lapland: The United Nations Security Council and Climate Change: Preparing for an iceless future.
    • Violetta Gassiy, postdoc fellow, IASC, Kuban State University: Resilient Arctic communities: is there a life during natural resources extraction?
    • Suzanne Dunn, University of Ottawa: Digital Access in The North: Rights, Risks, and Opportunities for Young People
  • Chair: Guđrún Rósa Ţórsteinsdóttir director of University of Akureyri Research Centre and the Northern Research Forum Secretariat

17:30 – 19:00 ARCTIC YOUTH AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURES: CASE STUDIES AND FOCUS GROUPS FROM ACROSS THE ARCTIC

  • Organized by Stefansson Arctic Institute and the University of Akureyri
  • Location: Viđey, Second Level
  • SPEAKERS:
    • Joan Nymand Larsen, Professor of Economics and Arctic Studies, University of Akureyri, and Senior Scientist, Stefansson Arctic Institute, Akureyri, Iceland: Arctic Youth and Sustainable Futures: An Overview and Highlights from the Nordic Countries and Greenland.
    • Diane Hirshberg, Professor of Education Policy, and Director, Center for Alaska Education Policy Research Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA: Arctic Youth and the Case of Alaska and Greenland
    • Klaus Georg Hansen, Acting Head of Department, Ministry of Finance, Government of Greenland: Arctic youth and demographic sustainability in Greenland
    • Jón Haukur Ingimundarson, Senior Scientist, Stefansson Arctic Institute, and Associate Professor of Anthropology and Arctic Studies, University of Akureyri: Icelandic Youth and Sustainable Futures
    • Leneisja Jungsberg, Research Fellow, Nordregio, Sweden: Spatial disparities in education and employment outcomes and Arctic youth future perspectives.
    • Timothy Heleniak, Senior Research Fellow, Nordregio, Sweden: Newcomers to the North: International Migration of Youth into the Arctic
  • CHAIRS:
    • Joan Nymand Larsen, Senior Scientist and Research Director, Stefansson Arctic Institute & Professor, University of Akureyri
    • Jón Haukur Ingimundarson, Senior Scientist, Stefansson Arctic Institute & Associate Professor, University of Akureyri, Iceland

17:30 – 19:00 TOWARD A HOLISTIC BIO-SOCIO-ECONOMIC PAN-ARCTIC FISHERIES ASSESSMENT

  • Organized by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  • Location: Akrafjall, Fourth Level
  • Chair: Eyjólfur Guđmundsson, Rector, University of Akureyri, Iceland

20:00 – 21:00 CELEBRATING ERASMUS IN THE ARCTIC

  • Organized by Rannís – Icelandic Centre for Research National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme in Iceland in cooperation with the University of Akureyri.
  • Location: Akrafjall, Fourth Level
  • SPEAKERS:
    • Ágúst Hjörtur Ingţórsson, Head of Division at Rannís and director of Erasmus+ National Agency in Iceland: Erasmus in the Arctic – a Look at Organised Mobility of Students and Academics in the Nordic Countries
    • Rachael Lorna Johnstone, Professor, University of Akureyri: The Erasmus+ Experience – Personal Reflections on the Potential Impact of Erasmus in the Arctic
    • Mana Tugend, Polar Law student at University of Akureyri and former Erasmus+ exchange student in Norway: The Erasmus+ experience
  • Chair: Pĺl Markusson, Vice President Mobility, The University of the Arctic
  • Light refreshments will be served.

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