A group of enganged UiB students bring to Arctic Frontiers their approach to work with some of the most important issues of our time: 

  • Geopolitics
  • Climate change and resource management
  • People in extreme environments 

The students will introduce the challenge they were given, the process of defining problems and find new solutions, based on existing knowledge. Then we will engage a panel of expert science-to-decision-makers communicators to explore their experiences, and what works and maybe what doesn’t.  

Watch the event online: https://youtube.com/live/Nj9ihB8XbIQ?feature=share


  • Introducing the challenge:
    • Elina Efstathiou. PhD student in oceanography, Nansen Legacy and UiB/Bjerknes Centre
    • Ingrid Theminda Larsen, Bachelor student of comparative politics, UiB 
  •  The panel:
    • Nils Gunnar Kvamstø, director CEO, The Institute of Marine Research
    • Johannes Lutzmann, PhD student in meteorology, UiB/Bjerknes Centre
    • Ashish Naik, social worker and Master student in Global Development Theory and Practice, UiB 
    • Vicki Lee Wallgren, Director, WWF Arctic programme
    • Lise Øvreås, elected president of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, professor UiB 
  •  Moderator: Tor Eldevik, professor and Head of Dept. Geophysical Institute, UiB