Thirty candidates from different countries will participate in a blend of technical, social and cultural events accompanied by mentors from business, politics and academia. The program starts in the city of Bodø, then continues onboard the Norwegian Coastal Express (“Hurtigruten”) and ends in Tromsø, “the gateway to the Arctic”. To explore the marine resources and potential in the Lofoten Islands, a stop will be made in Svolvær. This part of the program provides the participants with a possibility for a deeper understanding of development potential and challenges in one particular region.

The Emerging Leader program is linked to the topic of Arctic Frontiers 2016 "Industry and Environment" conference and includes the following sessions:

  • Session 1 Politics and security in the High North
  • Session 2 Industry and Environment in the Arctic
  • Session 3 Technology development and transfer within seafood and offshore industries
  • Session 4 Workshop, preparing a presentation

Ph.D. students/post docs affiliated with Norwegian university colleges, universities and research institutes can apply for funding from the Research Council of Norway. Ph.D. students/post docs at research institutions abroad who has a scientific focus relevant for Emerging Leaders 2016 could also be considered.


For more information, see Arctic Frontiers webpages. 

Contact: Kriss Rokkan Iversen