Nordic Researcher Forum

Johansen, P. M. (Organizer), Hansen, A. M. (Organizer), Bjørst, L. R. (Organizer), Thomsen, R. C. (Participant), Ren, C. B. (Participant), Halkier, H. (Participant), Jacobsen, R. B. (Participant)

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars


Climate change, industrialization and globalization have put the Arctic on the map in new ways; ways that have incited the world to reconsider the region and its populations, and how they are approached. Reports, strategies and analyses have been developed to meet the local and global challenges that have arisen. The Arctic is entering into a new era of decision‐making, which requires public awareness, new governmental structures and institutions and a global outlook.

Without doubt, the Arctic societies are challenged, as are researchers in regards to grasping developments in the new Arctic reality. Consequently, the past decades have seen the establishment of new institutions and platforms for research collaboration and knowledge exchange. Also, research in, with and for a new Arctic must include a discussion about the role of the Nordic Universities in the years to come. That discussion is complicated by the fact that the present‐day Arctic is a region that is so
culturally, politically, socially and economically diverse.

In Reykjavik in October 2017, a 25 researchers from the Nordic Universities brought together a variety of Arctic scholars, each with their own scientific background, approach, and understanding of the Arctic. Five grand challenges were explored in workshops led by Nordic experts within their individual fields of study.
Period12 Oct 2017
Event typeWorkshop
Conference number1
LocationReykjavik, Iceland
Degree of RecognitionInternational