October 25 Arctic Frontiers arranged a mini-conference at the Norwegian embassy in Stockholm. The theme for the event was cross-border collaboration between Arctic Norway and Sweden and the moderator was Johan Kuylenstierna, Executive Director, Stockholm Environment Institute.
The meeting was opened by State Secretaries Marit Berger Røsland Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affair and Oscar Stenström, Swedish Ministry of EU Affairs and Trade. The event contributed to knowledge sharing on ongoing business and research projects in the two countries and ended with a discussion on areas in which one can develop fruitful collaboration.
The speakers at the event were:
Ole Øvretveit, Arctic Frontiers:
Jan-Gunnar Winther, Norwegian Polar Institute
Niklas Nordström, Luleå Municipality
Jarle Aarbakke, Tromsø Municipality
Maria Stenberg, Norrbotten county
Tomas Norvoll, Nordland County
Stefan Gustafsson, Swedish Space Corporation.
Baard Eilertsen, Kongsberg Satellite Services
Gry Holmgren Hafskjold, CEO, Luleå Technical University
John Sigurd Mjøen Svendsen, UiT The Arctic University of Norway and Lytix Biopharma
Tor Björn Minde, SICS North Swedish ICT AB
Anita Evenset, Akvaplan-niva.
Mikael Nyström, Mobilaris AB
Bjørn Tore Hagberg, SmartDok
Svein-Harald Utgård, RisCo
Arctic Frontiers runs from the 22 - 27 January 2017 in Tromsø Norway