Arctic Futures Symposium

Below you can find a selection of photos taken during the Sixth Arctic Futures Symposium in Brussels, Belgium, which took place at the Residence Palace and Norway House 17-18 November 2015.

  • Jyrki Katainen opening keynote speech

    Jyrki Katainen opening keynote speech

    Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President Vice-President of the European Commission Responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment, and Competitiveness, delivers his opening keynote speech at the 2015 Arctic Futures Symposium

  • Audience at the 6th Arctic Futures Symposium

    Audience at the 6th Arctic Futures Symposium

    VIPs listen to US Special Representative for the Arctic Admiral Robert J. Papp's video greeting during the opening session of the Arctic Futures Symposium.

  • Blue growth session

    Blue growth session

    Arctic Consensus Director Lise Lotte Terp moderates an expert panel discussion on blue growth and maritime transport.

  • Session on Innovation

    Session on Innovation

    The session on innovation in Arctic industries included representatives from Statoil, Akvaplan-Niva, the Yukon Research Centre, Varanger-Kraft, DNV-GL, and the Bellona Foundation.

  • Environment and bioeconomy

    Environment and bioeconomy

    Professor Cécile Pelaudeix from Aarhus University leads a panel discussion on environmental security in the Arctic.

  • Q&A at Arctic Futures

    Q&A at Arctic Futures

    Mira Kleist from the Greenland Mission to the EU poses a question to panelists during the symposium.

  • Arctic Council Observer panel

    Arctic Council Observer panel

    Sebastian Knecht from the Free University of Berlin, Professor Jian Yang from the Shanghai Institute for International Studies, Henry Burgess from the UK Foreign Office and Icelandic Senior Arctic Official Arni Thor Sigurdsson discuss the role of Arctic Council Observers with Dr. Kathrin Keil from IASS Potsdam.

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    The "Digital Arctic"

    The Nordic Atlantic Cooperation (NORA) hosted a very informative session on the "digital Arctic". Some people can work from anywhere, as long as you have a good broadband connection!

  • Lessons learned

    Lessons learned

    Arctic Economic Council Chairwoman Tara Sweeney, Finnish Senior Arctic Official Aleksi Härkönen and Canadian Senior Arctic Official Susan Harper take part in a "lessons learned" discussion at Norway House

  • Networking cocktail

    Networking cocktail

    Symposium participants take part in a networking cocktail at Norway House after hearing more about the January 2016 Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway.