Arctic Consensus participated in the polar research conference in Copenhagen

December 6 was a day in the name of polar research at the Polar Research Conference 2018 (‘Polarforskerdag 2018’). At the beginning of the conference, around 125 participants were listening to Tommy Ahlers, Minister for Education and Research, giving a speech about the new international research hub that the Government has proposed to finance in Nuuk for the next four years.

The main theme “The Future Polar Research” was highlighted through presentations by researchers and PhD students, while the retrospective part of the program consisted, among other things, of an introduction from Morten Meldgaard from the Natural History Museum of Denmark, as well as in a panel discussion in the evening with among others geology Professor Minik Rosing and former chairman of ICC, Aqqaluk Lynge.

Other topics on the programme at the Polar Research Conference were the use of social media and other technology within the them of new research methods, the future dissemination of research, as well as panel debates about the ethical guidelines in research and myths within environment and geopolitical issues in the Arctic.

The Headmaster of Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland, Gitte Reimer Adler announced on the day that next year’s conference on polar research will be held in Nuuk under the title “Greenland Week of Science”.

The conference was organized by AAU Arctic from Aalborg University and Greenland Perspective from the University of Copenhagen and was held at AAU Copenhagen.

CEO Lise-Lotte Terp and intern Marianne Roed Abrahamsen participated from Arctic Consensus.

Read more about the conference and the speakers here.