Increasing International Cooperation on Arctic Science Via Ministerial Meetings

Organized by the European Commission Directorate General of Research & Innovation, the Ministry for Education and Culture of Finland, the Ministry for Education and Research of Germany and the United States Arctic Research Commission 5. October 2017

Saturday, October 14, 16:00 - 17:30
Location: Silfurberg A, Second Level


  • Fran Ulmer, Vice-Chair of the White House Arctic Science Ministerial, and Chair of the United States Arctic Research Commission: The Arctic Science Ministerial 2016: Why was it held and what was its goal
  • Martin Jeffries, Assistant Director of Polar Science, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy: Organizing an Arctic Science Ministerial: Lessons Learned and Best Practices
  • Andrea Tilche, Head of Climate Action and Earth Observation Unit of the European Commission, DG Research & Innovation; Member of the EU Delegation for the 2018 Arctic Science Ministerial: The Arctic Science Ministerial 2018: Objectives and Goals
  • Wilfried Kraus, Head of directorate Sustainability, Climate, Energy, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany: Germany’s Contribution to International Science Collaboration in the Arctic
  • Tapio Kosunen, Director General, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland: How Arctic Science Has Been Advanced in the Work of the Arctic Council.
  • Gunn-Britt Retter, Head of the Arctic and Environment Unit, Saami Council: Some Reflections on why Traditional Indigenous Knowledge Matters for Science Ministers