This week Arctic Frontiers arranged a seminar in Paris on Managing the Arctic - addressing the implementation of the polar code and collaboration in the Arctic. The venue for the event was the Norwegian Ambassador’s residence and the moderator was Ambassador Rolf Einar Fife.
16:00 WELCOMING REMARKS
Ms. Laila Bokhari, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Ole Øvretveit, General Manager of Arctic Frontiers
16:10 SESSION I: THE POLAR CODE – WHAT NOW?
Mr. André Gattolin, Senator, Hauts-de-Seine (Ile de France), Chair of the France-Northern Europe Friendship group of the French Senate
Ms. Siv Christin Gaalaas Director of International Maritime Regulation and Polar Affairs at the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Trade
Ms. Charlotte Demeer Strøm, Director and head of International Politics, Norwegian Shipowners Association
Dr. Tore Henriksen, Professor at the Faculty of Law at UiT Arctic University of Norway and head of K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea
Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Chief Strategy Officer, European Space Agency (ESA)
17:25 WRAP-UP by the moderator
17:35 SESSION II: HIGH NORTH – LOW TENSION
Ms. Anniken Ramberg Krutnes, Ambassador, Special representative for the Arctic and the Antarctic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Mr. Serge Segura, Ambassador in charge of the Oceans, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development, France
Dr. Thierry Garcin, Journalist, Researcher, Producer of “Global Issues”, France Culture
Dr. Paal Sigurd Hilde, Associate Professor, Norwegian Institute for defence Studies
Dr. Elana Wilson Rowe, Senior Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
18:30 Wrap up by the moderator, followed by a buffet dinner reception hosted by Ambassador Fife.
The dates for Arctic Frontiers 2017 are 22 - 27 January