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The need for Arctic Safety training

Organized by: University Centre in Svalbard – UNIS, University of the Arctic – UArctic, International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic – INTERACT II 11. September 2017

The natural environment in the Arctic is undergoing rapid change, while at the same time the interest in presence and economic development in the region have never been greater. As a consequence there is a need for increased competence and sharing of experience in how to operate in a safe and environmentally best way in the Arctic.


Saturday, October 14, 11:20 - 12:00
Location: Viðey, Second Level

An Arctic Safety Centre is being developed at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) together with several national and international partners. The mission of this Centre is to contribute to safe and sustainable human field activity in the Arctic through research and education.

Focus will be on developing a comprehensive university level research-based educational program within the Centre’s framework.

Speakers:

  • Morten Rasch, Leader Station Manager forum; INTERACT II, University of Copenhagen: Cooperation between INTERACT and Arctic Safety Centre on Arctic safety
  • Lars Kullerud, President of the University of the Arctic: UArctic’ and participation in Arctic Safety Centre
  • Ann Christin Auestad, Project Manager; Arctic Safety Centre, University Centre in Svalbard: Arctic Safety Centre project description
  • Hanne Hvidtfeldt Christiansen, Professor, Department leader; Arctic Geology, University Centre in Svalbard: Using natural science data and technology for improved Arctic Field safety

Chair:

Hanne Hvidtfeldt Christiansen, Professor, Department leader; Arctic Geology, University Centre in Svalbard