GCE Subsea is now an associated partner of Arctic Frontiers, an international arena addressing developments in the Arctic.
Published: 10 November 2015
Photo by Pernille Ingebrigtsen, Arctic Frontiers 2015
GCE Subsea evolving into Global Centres of Expertise status both allows and demands us, to move into new areas on behalf of the Norwegian subsea industry. Subsea issues in the Arctic is one such area.
The conference discusses upcoming opportunities and challenges, and how they can be met to ensure viable economic growth and societal and environmental sustainability.
- As an associated partner of the Arctic Frontiers, we are joining the conference steering committee. That gives us the possibility to address subsea issues on behalf of the subsea industry and influence the conference agenda, says Tove Ormevik, Chair of the Board of GCE Subsea and now also member of the Arctic Frontiers steering committee.
The Arctic Frontiers Concept
The next Arctic Frontiers Conference is organised in Tromsø 24 - 29 January 2016. The conference programme is divided into three main sections.
Monday and Tuesday are dedicated to a policy section, where the main topics of the conference are presented and discussed between representatives from international business, science, government, civil society, indigenous peoples and non-governmental organisations. This section is simultaneously translated into Russian, English and Norwegian and broadcasted live on the Internet.
From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday there is a business section, in which the focus in 2016 will be on cross-border and cross-sector technology transfer between ocean space industries: energy, seafood and maritime.
Wednesday to Friday is dedicated to the science section of the conference. The science section is arranged by independent committees that develop the scientific programmes,manage the call for papers and invite keynote speakers.
The conference programme also includes evenings with cultural events, offering delegates excellent opportunities for discussions and international networking.
Call for Side Events and Meetings
Arctic Frontiers facilitates a range of side events and meetings during the conference week. If you wish to hold a side event, which must be open, or a meeting which will be by invitation only, contact the conference secretariat (external site).
About Arctic Frontiers
The conference takes place in the city of Tromsø, historically known as the Arctic Gateway.
The conference annually attracts more than 1450 participants from 35 countries, representing science, business, politics, and civil society.