From 19th to 21st of October 2018 Arctic Circle Assembly was taking place in Reykjavík, Iceland. Our research group was well represented there.
All in all, there were 2000 participants, and our doctoral student Sohvi Kangasluoma was one of them.
First morning of @ArcticAssembly in Reykjavik💙 On the stage Minister of Foreign Affairs to Japan Taro Kono and Prime Minister of Iceland, a real bosslady @katrinjak ~We need to be careful with the “opportunities” in the Arctic~ Excited for the weekend! pic.twitter.com/RD9YwgsxWV
— Sohvi Kangasluoma (@SohviMJK) 19 октября 2018 г.
On 19th of October several researchers were introducing their works at the “Paving the Frozen Silk Road – Eastern Outlooks on Arctic Geopolitics and Socio-economic Development” panel, chaired by Sanna Kopra. Jussi Huotari talked about “Arctic LNG and global production networks (GPN)”. Liisa Kauppila and Sanna Kopra presented their work “China and Arctic Futures” and Hilma Salonen gave a presentation “Energy Deliveries in the Russian Arctic: Established Systems and New Networks”.
Inspired by the presentation on alternative #Arctic futures by Liisa Kauppila and Sanna Kopra @ArcticAssembly Breakout @uarctic Thematic Network on #Geopolitics and Security. This is what cutting edge Arctic social science research should look like! pic.twitter.com/khwTKVSwED
— Eero Hokkanen (@eerohokkanen) 19 октября 2018 г.
On 20th of October Hanna Lempinen was presenting her paper titled “Societal Aspects of Energy Security: Insights from the Euro-Arctic Region” at the panel “Human Security in the Barents Region”.
At the Assembly there were 600 presenters taking part in 120 sessions and we are delighted that our research group made a worthy contribution. More information on the conference can be found here.