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Environmental State-Change in the Arctic Ocean

Environmental State-Change in the Arctic Ocean

13 - 15 October 2010
13 October 2010
United Kingdom

Ecologic Institute co-convened the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on "Environmental Security in the Arctic Ocean" in Cambridge, England, on 13 to 15 October 2010.  R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute introduced and moderated the session entitled "Environmental State-Change in the Arctic Ocean" on the consequences of environmental change for security.

Speakers at the session were:

  • Prof. Peter Wadhams, Professor of Ocean Physics and Former Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, on "Diminishing Sea-Ice Cap over the Arctic Ocean";
  • Roderick Johnson, Chief Coastguard Maritime and Coastguard Agency, United Kingdom, on "Anticipating Environmental Responses with Increasing Commercial Activities in the Arctic Ocean";
  • Mr. Nikolaj Bock, Senior Advisor on International Affairs of the European Environmental Agency, Denmark, on "Sustainable Development Considerations in the Arctic Ocean".

The Cambridge NATO Arctic Workshop was part of a joint project with the Scott Polar Research Institute of Cambridge University and the Legal Department of the Council for the Study of Productive Resources of the Russian Academy of Sciences, sponsored by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS).  The proceedings will be published as a book on the prevention of conflicts in relation to scarcity of resources, and threats to environmental security with implications for economic, cultural and political instability.

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13 - 15 October 2010
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Arctic, environment, security, governance