Webinar ICE EDGE

Date: 26th March 13:00-14:00

In spring the Norwegian Government will decide on the definition and position of the ice edge as a southern border of a valuable and vulnerable area called the Marginal Ice Zone in the Management Plan for the Barents Sea. This decision may impact the regulation of oil exploration and other marine industries.

 In this webinar, two scientists closely involved in the expert report to the goverment will explain the definition and recommendations given.

13:00 – 13:20     Marine climate variability and sea ice in the Barents Sea. What drives variations in the ice edge and the Marginal Ice Zone? By: Randi Ingvaldsen.

13:20 – 13:40     The reason why the Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ) is a valuable area in the Management Plan for the Barents Sea. By: Cecilie von Quillfeldt

13:40 – 14:00     Questions & discussion

Join the webinar on Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/26494330?pwd=V1F4SXoxcml2enEzdVdtVjQ1Yyszdz09


Randi Ingvaldsen is a physical oceanographer at the Institute of Marine Research. Randi work with marine climate variability and impact on the ecosystem and has been leading the governmental monitoring of marine climate in the Barents Sea since 2005.

Cecilie von Quillfeldt is a marine biologist at the Norwegian Polar Institute. Cecilie has been involved in the revision of the scientific basis for the management plan for the Barents Sea, where she, among other things, led the work on valuable and vulnerable areas. She has worked on management plans for marine sea areas since 2002.