Swedish experts on Arctic issues – a list

May 8th, 2013 | Posted by Lize-Marié van der Watt in News | Publication - (Comments Off on Swedish experts on Arctic issues – a list)

14-15 May 2013 the Swedish chairmanship of the Arctic Council ends with a ministerial meeting in Kiruna in Arctic Sweden. The Mistra Arctic Futures in a Global Context programme consists of many experts from the social science and humanities and together they cover all current Arctic issues within their fields. Do you have questions on Arctic national or international politics and policy, development of Arctic companies and societies, adaptation to climate change or the monetary value of natural resources? Don’t hesitate to contact any of the experts on our list. If they cannot answer you, they know someone who can.

Swedish Arctic expert list (in English)

Swedish Arctic expert list (Swedish version)

Films from Crisis Management in the Maritime Arctic seminar

April 9th, 2013 | Posted by Lize-Marié van der Watt in News - (Comments Off on Films from Crisis Management in the Maritime Arctic seminar)

The Stockholm Arctic Seminar “Crisis Management in the Maritime Arctic” on 22 March 2013 at Swedish National Defence College was well attended and filmed. If you missed it , here’s your chance.

Part 1 with speakers Gustaf Lind (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Ulf Hedman (Swedish Polar Research Secretariat), Åke Rohlén (Arctic Marine Solutions)

Part 2 with speakers Bengt Sundelius (MSB Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency), Sølve Tanke Hovden (Norwegian Coast Guard and Rescue Services) and Ole Kristian Bjerkemo (Chairman of the Emergency Prevention Preparedness and Response working group of the Arctic Council)

Download the seminar flyer Crisis Management in the Maritime Arctic for more information.

Films from the Stockholm Arctic Seminar “Asian Arctic expansion?”

March 5th, 2013 | Posted by Lize-Marié van der Watt in News - (Comments Off on Films from the Stockholm Arctic Seminar “Asian Arctic expansion?”)

The Stockholm Arctic seminar “Asian Arctic expansion? Non-Arctic states and the Arctic Council” on 19 February 2013 at Royal Institute of Technology/KTH was well attended and webstreamed. If you didn’t catch it in real life or online, here’s your chance.

Download the seminar flyer: Asian Arctic Expansion seminar for more information.

Observers at the Arctic Council Piotr Graczyk, University of Tromsø, Norway

China’s Arctic Ambitions – actors, drivers and strategies? Karl Hallding, Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden

Japan’s Arctic policy: The sum of many parts Aki Tonami, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The Maritime Tiger: Exploring South Korea’s Interests and Role Mia Bennett, University of Cambridge, UK

Arctic Panel Discussion, moderated by Eric Paglia, KTH/Swedish National Defence College


Stockholm Arctic Seminars is hosted by the Mistra Arctic Futures project Assessing Arctic Futures: Voices, resources and governance.

Lecture for Arctic Council’s observers

November 26th, 2012 | Posted by Lize-Marié van der Watt in News | Okategoriserade - (Comments Off on Lecture for Arctic Council’s observers)

On 6 November 2012 participants from the Mistra Arctic Research programme gave a joint lecture on their work for Arctic Council observers and member states officials in Stockholm.

The title was Mistra Arctic Futures: research on values and direction and the following researchers presented:

The researchers addressed the following perspectives on the Arctic of today, based on their work:

– Challenges
– Historic development and construction
– Emerging patterns
– Response
– Research on values and directions

The lecture was part of a seminar organized by the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat for the Swedish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.