The keynote speakers are now announced for our international research symposium

Exciting news! The keynote speakers are now announced for "Towards a new Arctic Ocean - Past, Present, Future" in Tromsø in November. Abstract submission deadline is 15. May.

The Symposium invites the international research community to set focus on the pan-Arctic Ocean. It marks the end of the Norwegian national project “The Nansen Legacy”, focusing on advancing the understanding of the marine and climatic system and the technological development of new observation systems in the northern Barents Sea and the European Arctic.

Under the title “Towards a new Arctic Ocean – Past, Present, Future”, the Symposium aims to integrate results across the international, pan-Arctic efforts to close central knowledge gaps in understanding the climate and the ecosystems in the Arctic.

We are now proud to present our keynote speakers: 

Physical drivers in the changing Arctic Ocean – the larger perspective

Igor V. Polyakov (University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA)


Primary production and the shifting foundations of a changing Arctic Ocean

Karley Campbell (University of Tromsø The Arctic University of Norway, Norway)

Characteristics and composition of sea
ice in the central Arctic Ocean

Marcel Nicolaus (Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Germany)

Freshwater impacts on the Arctic Ocean carbon cycle, views from multiple scales

Kristina Brown (University of Manitoba, Canada)

Title to be announced soon

Monika Kedra (Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)

The future Arctic sea ice: Key drivers and regional variabilities

Marius Årthun (University of Bergen, Norway)

Title to be announced soon

Marianne Kroglund (Norwegian Environment Agency, Norway)