The workshop was supported by the ECoHuCy research project at NIEM and the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Law, and funded by the Emerging Security Challenges Division of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), within the framework of its Science for Peace and Security Programme.
The workshop took place at the Ounasvaara Sky Hotel in Rovaniemi, Finland, and brought together top scholars across diverse disciplines working, among others, in the fields of Cyber security, Arctic governance, and Engineering. Around 40 scholars participated in the workshop, representing countries such as Canada, Ukraine, USA, Finland, Iceland, Switzerland, France, Norway and Portugal. Participants were divided into three working groups discussing Arctic cybersecurity infrastructure and its threats, analytical strategies to operationalize Arctic infrastructure threat absorbtion and resilience, and legal frameworks and governance options to promote Arctic cyber resilience. The workshop also included presentations from scholars, in which researchers from the EcoHuCy project at the NIEM presented relevant research and emerging trends developed in the framework of the project.
The outcome of the conference and future aim is to collaborate on a joint book that would address existing approaches and gaps in knowledge regarding Arctic cyber security and resilience. The book will be published by Springer Link and available in early 2020.
University of Lapland has been a member of the University of the Arctic since 2001