IPF at Arctic Circle Berlin

Two members of the International Polar Foundation team had prominent roles at the recent Arctic Circle Forum in Berlin on May 7th and 8th.

On the first day, from 9:00-10:00 am, IPF Board Member and Senior Fellow at the Egmont Institute Marie-Anne Coninsx participated in the panel discussion entitled, "International Research in the Arctic Amidst Global Tensions,"  which discussed the current state of cooperation between scientsits working to monitor the Arctic following the start of the war in Ukraine.

Then on Wednesday May 8th, from 1:30 - 2:30 pm, IPF Education and Outreach Coordinator Mieke Sterken spoke on the panel "Voices for the Future - The Next Generation's Role in Shaping the Arctic", which focused on educationg young people about the Arctic, and was organised by Karen van Loon and the Egmont Institute.

Marie-Anne then moderated the panel "Non-Arctic European Countries: an Asset for the Arctic?" as part of the IV plenary from 4:30 - 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 8th, where the contributions of non-Actic states to the work of the Arctic Council and beyond were discussed.

IPF was happy to be present and looks forward to taking part in the annual Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik in October.