Public Events

25 November 2020
Public Colloquium

The new Arctic: Ecological and societal transitions in glacial fjord systems

Right at the start of FACE-IT, we invited the wide public to attend a colloquium: “The new Arctic: Ecological and societal transitions in glacial fjord systems”. On 25 November, 3:15 pm CET, experts from Greenland, Norway, Denmark and Svalbard reported on effects of climate change on glacier and fjord systems, marine vegetation, marine mammals and indigenous inhabitants of the Arctic. Afterwards, study programs on Arctic biology on Greenland and Svalbard were presented.

The online lectures were open to everyone to attend and were, at the same time, the annual “BreMarE Day”, the anniversary colloquium of the Bremen Marine Ecology Centre for Research and Education of the University of Bremen, Germany.


Program:

3:20 pm CET
Thomas Juul Pedersen (Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Nuuk, Greenland)
“Greenland fjords – Convergence zones between glaciers and the ocean”

3:50 pm CET
Dorte Krause-Jensen (University of Aarhus, Denmark)
“Imprint of climate change on pan-Arctic marine vegetation” 

4:20 pm CET
Sebastien Descamps (Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway)
“When the Arctic gets boreal: ongoing shifts in a high-Arctic seabird community!”

4:50  pm CET – Break

5:10 pm CET
Maiken Bjørkan (Nordland Research Institute, Bodø, Norway)
“Fisheries in the Arctic”

Studying (in) the new Arctic:
5:40 pm CET
Børge Damsgård (The University Centre in Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Norway)
“UNIS – educating tomorrow’s Arctic experts”

5:55 pm CET
Thomas Juul Pedersen (Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Nuuk, Greenland)  
“Arctic Science Study Programme (ASSP) – International graduate courses on climate, environment and communities of the Arctic”

6:10 pm CET – Closure