The symposium has been postponed, tentatively until September 2022. Once a new date is set, registration will open again.

An updated programme will be published later

Registration  will open later

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research arrange a two-day symposium on climate change in the Artic. The symposium addresses issues raised in IPCC report ”The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate" published in September 2019, in particular environmental changes and effects relevant to Scandinavia. The symposium has a research perspective and focuses on five different themes:

  • Conditions for livelihoods, health, and ecosystems
  • Impacts of climate change - effects and actions
  • Forecasting the changing ice, ocean and weather conditions
  • Access to infrastructure and data for Arctic research
  • Geopolitics (Governance), security and defense

It is becoming increasingly clear that the Arctic is undergoing a major climate change which is also affecting our immediate surroundings here in Scandinavia. The ongoing warming of the climate and the consequences it has for the environment also gives rise to an increased need for research in a number of areas. At the same time, the geopolitical situation has intensified which leads to great concern for the possibility of free research. With this symposium we aim to cover a wide range of research questions, highlighted in our five different themes.


Peter Brandén
Program Coordinator