Welcome to the Arctic Meeting Room

The Arctic is the home to unique populations, biodiversity and extreme weather conditions and all the associated challenges it represents. In the Arctic Cooperation Webinars Series, a team of selected experts, academics and professionals will tackle a hot Arctic topic, setting up a discussion on current trends, developments and solutions to the related challenges. If you want to learn more about Arctic topics and participate in the discussion, take a seat at the Arctic Meeting Room table!

Past Webinar: 20th October 2020


Regional Development & Food Security in the Arctic: The Role of Geothermal Energy

- Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network,  Website - Facebook - Twitter - Linkedln

- Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council 2019 - 2021, Website

Rannsóknamiðstöð Íslands RANNÍS, Website

- SSNE, Website - Facebook

- EIMUR, Website - Facebook - Twitter - LinkedIn

- Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Iceland - Opening Remarks

- Jennifer Spence, Executive Secretary, Sustainable Development Working Group, Arctic  Council - Chair

- Bjarni Herrera, CEO, CIRCULAR SolutionsShaping of regional sustainability indicators & creation, implementation & monitoring of sustainable development in Iceland

- Alicja Wiktoria Stoklosa, Project Manager, GEORG Geothermal Research Cluster  - The role & use of geothermal energy in the Arctic: Analysis of the Icelandic case, synthesis of best practices, lessons learned

Martin van der Hout, Former Secretary General, Dutch Association of Geothermal OperatorsFood Security & Production in cold climates: Analysis of the Dutch case. Synthesis of best practices & lessons learned

- Heiðar Guðjónsson, Chairman, Arctic Economic CouncilInvolvement of Private and Industrial Stakeholders in Regional & Municipal Development in the Arctic

- David Try, Board Chair & Board Director, Kitselas Geothermal Inc.Perspective from First Nation‘s Kitselas on the development of geothermal energy in British Columbia, Canada

- Dirk Janssen, Expert and Virologist, Instituto de Investigación y Formación Agraria y Pesquera de Andalucía IFAPA - Greenhouses, heating and cold climates: the problems of infectious diseases in seeds and crops

Marten Ahlm, Application Expert, Alfa LavalTechnical aspects of geothermal energy and the development of greenhouses and fish farms

Marit Brommer, Executive Director, International Geothermal Association

- Hjalti Páll Ingólfsson, Operational Manager, GEORG Geothermal Research Cluster

- Alexander Richter, Managing Director, Iceland Renewable Energy Cluster

- Sigurður H. Markússon, Business Development Manager, Landsvirkjun – National Power Company of Iceland


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