University of Oslo invites to Arctic Day 2021

2021 11 UiO arktiskdag21

The topic of the Arctic Day this year is The Arctic Ocean: Concerns & Consequences.

Date: 09 November 2021

Time: 11:30–16:30 CET

Place: the Science Library, Vilhelm Bjerknes


Moderators for the day will be Director Brit Lisa Skjelkvåle and Professor Ola Mestad.


11:30 Registration

12:00 Introduction to the day by Chair of UiO Arctic Committee and Director Brit Lisa Skjelkvåle, Natural History Museum (UiO)

12:05 Welcome by Rector Professor Svein Stølen, UiO 

12:15 The Ocean Research Strategy of the University of Oslo in the Decade of Ocean Science by Professor Ola Mestad, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law (NIFS)/UiO 

12:35 Physical Oceanography - A Scandinavian “Eventyr” by Professor Joe Lacasce, Department of Geosciences/UiO 

12:55 BREAK  Refreshments will be served 

13:40 Who may decide what? Arctic Jurisdictions, Competing Claims, and the Status of the Maritime Areas around Svalbard by Professor Geir Ulfstein, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law (NIFS)/UiO 

14:00 Ecosystem-based governance in the Arctic by Researcher Froukje Maria Platjouw, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law (UiO) /Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)

14:20 The good economy; cod, capital and the great transformation of the ocean by Professor Kristin Asdal, Centre for technology, innovation and culture (TIK)/UiO 

14:40 International collaboration on the geology of the Barents Sea and adjacent areas of the Arctic Ocean by Professor Jan Inge Faleide, Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED)/Department of Geosciences /UiO 

15:00 BREAK

15:20 Spatial shifts of marine stocks and the resilience of polar resource management by Professor Olav Schram Stokke, Department of Political Science/UiO 

15:40 A not so icy relationship: The Polar cod in the Barents Sea by Reseachers Sissel Jentoft and Joël Durant, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Department of Biosciences 

16:00 Professor Olaf Holtedahl's expedition to Novaja Zemlja, Professor Hans Arne Nakrem, Natural History Museum/UiO 

16:20 Closing remarks by Moderator Brit Lisa Skjelkvåle