On 8 July 2013, Ecologic Institute began the 2013 Arctic Summer College. Ecologic Institute's Arctic Program hosts the program alongside a number of institutional partners: the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); the Embassy of Canada, Germany; the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); and the WWF Global Arctic Programme. Outcomes of the Arctic Summer College will be shared on the Fellows' blog and through the program's Twitter account. In addition, the website will regularly feature new updates with speaker information and presentations.
The Arctic Summer College brings together emerging leaders to build a lasting, policy-oriented network of Arctic professionals to strengthen communication between peoples and nations, scientific disciplines, policy areas, and across the science-policy interface to improve environmental governance in the Arctic region.
Weekly seminars held from 8 July until 26 August 2013 will focus on scientific research, biodiversity, the IMO Polar Code, ecosystem-based management, life in the North and environmental changes and challenges, business engagement and sustainability, the geopolitical consequences of a changing Arctic, and the Arctic Council.
Ecologic Institute is pleased to welcome an impressive group of Fellows and exciting line up of expert speakers, including from institutions such as CSIS, IUCN, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Canadian Polar Commission, Polar Bears International, Pacific Environment, and the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment.