Theme: Integrated Ocean Management in the Arctic

Took place in Tromsø, Norway 23-25 May 2018

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6CNARC JanWinther Ocean Governance May2018

6CNARC Fisheries Management in the Arctic Geir Honneland 2018

6CNARC Promoting the Arctic Govern ZHANG2018

6CNARC Marine climate change responses MaritReigstad 24052018

6CNARC Understanding Chinas Arctic Policy YANGJian

Wednesday 23 May 2018

16:00-18:00  Registration

16:30-17:30  Executive Committee Meeting

18:00-20:00 Welcome Reception 

Thursday 24 May 2018 

8:00-9:00  Registration

9:00-9:45  Official Opening

  • Welcome remarks
  • Statements from Nordic and Chinese representatives

9:45-10:30  Keynote on Ocean Governance

  • Jan-Gunnar Winther, Specialist Director of NPI

Keynote on Fisheries Management in the Arctic

  • Geir Hønneland, Director of FNI

10:30-11:00  Coffee break and Photo

11:00-12:00  Keynote on Building Blue Partnership - Promoting the Arctic Governance: Building Blue Partnership

  • ZHANG Haiwan, Director of China Institute for Marine Affairs 

Keynote on Marine Climate Change Effects and Projections in the Arctic ocean as the see ice retreats

  • Marit Reigstad, Professor of UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Keynote on Chinese Arctic Strategy - Understanding China´s Arctic Policy

  • YANG Jian, Deputy Director of Shanghai Institutes of International Studies

12:15-13:45  Lunch

13:45-15:45  Session I moderated by Geir Hønnenland and Pan Min. Theme: International Fisheries Management

  • Discussion

16:00-18:00 Session 2 moderated by Sophie Bourgeon and Katarina Gardfeldt. Theme: Marine Pollution

  • Discussion

19:00  Transportation by bus to the gondola station

20:00-23:00 Symposium Dinner at gondola station overlooking the city of Tromsø

Friday 25 May 2018

9:00-11:30 Session 3 moderated by Nalan Koc and Timo Koivurova. Theme: Climate change, maritime governance and sustainability in the Arctic

  • Discussion

11:30-13:00  Lunch

Presentations and speakers: Thursday 24 May 2018 Session I: International Fisheries Management

Hreiðar Þór Valtýsson from University of Akureyri & University of Iceland - Review on impacts of currently changing climate on Icelandic marine stocks

YANG Wei from Shanghai Ocean University - An Enquiry into the Sustainability of Arctic Fisheries

PAN Min from Tongji University - On the Issue of Future Fishing Rights in the Central Arctic Ocean

GUO Peiqing from Ocean University of China - The Latest Development and Trend of CAO fishery Governance

Anne-Kristin Jørgensen from Fridtjof Nansen Institute - Norwegian-Russian fisheries management in the Barents Se

Lau Blaxekjær from Nordic Institute of Asian Studies - Fisheries Management in Arctic Waters

24 May 2018 Session 2: Marine Pollution

Halldór Jóhannsson from Arctic Portal - Integrated Ocean Management in the Arctic”- Overarching issues: Knowledge building, governance challenges, science-governance interplay

Ingeborg G Hallanger from Norwegian Polar Institute - The status of marine plastic litter in the European Arctic

HE Jianfeng from PRIC - Microplastics in the Arctic waters, sediments and benthos during CHINARE-8 in summer 2017

Dorte Herzke from Norwegian Institute for Air Research - Micro plastic and fibres in the marine environment of Svalbard, Norway

Tara Stitzlein from The Arctic University of Norway (UiT) - Microbial colonization and degradation of polymer surfaces in the Arctic marine environment

SHI Yue from Harabin Engineering University - Marine Pollution: China is playing an increasingly important role in the Arctic environmental protection

CHU Zhujie from Harbin Engineering University - Research on control problems of marine litter in Arctic under the perspective of global management

ZHAO Huiyu from Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Plastic pollution control in Arctic Ocean

Friday 25 May 2018 Session 3: Climate change, maritime governance and sustainability in the Arctic

Mats A. Granskog from Norwegian Polar Institute - Significant role of winter storms in the evolution of sea ice in the “new” Arctic

Rasmus Gjedsø Bertelsen from University of Tromsø - Epistemic communities for handling climatic and social complexity and uncertainty in global Arctic shipping governance

DENG Beixi from Polar Research Institute of China - Arctic Northwest Passage: Prospect of Future Utilization and China-Nordic Cooperation---A Glimpse of China’s First Transit via the Passage

GAO Tianming from Harbin Engineering University - Going North: China’s role in the development of the Arctic blue economic corridor

XIA Liping from Tongji University - China’s Arctic Doctrine and Sustainable Arctic

Karin Buhmann from Copenhagen Business School - Chinese guidance for responsible sourcing of minerals and investment in mining: Implications for the Arctic with a particular focus on sustainability concerns in Greenland

Iselin Stensdal from Fridtjof Nansen Institute - China’s Arctic Policy and implications for High North business development

CHENG Baozhi from Shanghai Institutes for International Studies - China-Europe Arctic Cooperation under the Framework of Polar Silk-Road

CNARC ROUNDTABLE. Friday 25 May 2018

Theme: Arctic Fisheries – from the Ocean to the Market

Moderators: YANG Huigen (PRIC) and Arild Moe (FNI)

13:00-14:30 Introductions by panelists

Coffee Break

15:00-17:00 Panel discussion

17:30- Departure by bus from the Fram Centre to the fishing village Sommarøya

19:00-22:00 Informal Dinner at Sommarøy Arctic Hotel. Local storyteller and visit to local fishing facilities.

22:00: Departure from Sommarøya

23:00: Arrival at hotels in Tromsø

Hreidar Valtysson Tromso 2018 S

Hreiðar Þór Valtýsson presenting at the Symposia

Yang Jian Tromso 2018 S

Yang Jian presenting at the Symposia

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