Arctic Climate Predictions: Pathways to Resilient, Sustainable Societies (ARCPATH)

Organized by the Stefansson Arctic Institute, the University of Iceland, and the University of Bergen 11. September 2017

This panel will introduce and discuss the NordForsk-funded Nordic Centre of Excellence project Arctic Climate Predictions: Pathways to Resilient, Sustainable Societies (ARCPATH) - a direct continuation of the NordForsk project Impacts of Sea-Ice and Snow-Cover Changes on Climate, Green Growth, and Society (GREENICE).  

Saturday, October 14, 08:00 - 09:00

The scope and aims of the session reflect those of the projects: to supply new knowledge on Arctic issues by combining improved regional climate predictions with enhanced understanding of environmental, societal, and economic interactions. This involves extensive cross-disciplinary collaboration encompassing: climatology (regional and global modelling; dynamic downscaling; historical climatology); environmental science; environmental economics; oceanography and cryosphere research; marine and fisheries biology; fisheries management; anthropology; governance systems; human eco-dynamics; and traditional ecological knowledge. Drawing on these separate but interlinking disciplines will ensure the foundation of a truly synergistic Centre of Excellence where the overarching goal is to foster responsible and sustainable development in northern communities.


  • Noel Keenlyside, Professor, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen: Global and Arctic Climate Predictions
  • Astrid Ogilvie, Senior Scientist, Stefansson Arctic Institute and INSTAAR and Leslie King, Professor and Director, Canadian Centre for Environmental Education, Royal Roads University: Syntheses of Arctic Climate and Environmental Change and Human Eco-Dynamics
  • Níels Einarsson, Director, Stefansson Arctic Institute: Sea Change in North Atlantic Arctic Coastal Communities
  • Marianne Rasmussen, Director, University of Iceland: Climate, Cetaceans and Tourism.
  • Elizabeth Ogilvie, Environmental Artist: Out of Ice: Sea Ice and Northern Communities



Brynhildur Daviðsdóttir, Professor, University of Iceland