The Arctic Ocean and Climate Change in a Time of Tension
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The uncertainty in Arctic governance that resulted from Russia's invasion of Ukraine has extended beyond geopolitical effects in the region. Sustained cooperation amongst the Arctic states, except for Russia, has been key to sustain scientific research after the loss of a large geographic partner. Cooperation on the ocean and climate issues in the Arctic will continue to be essential moving forward. What does the future hold for efforts to understand and steward the Arctic Ocean?
Please join the Wilson Center's Polar Institute and the Centre for the Ocean and the Arctic (Norway) for a discussion about research and ocean-related cooperation in the context of current geopolitical tension.
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
Dr. Michael Sfraga
Dr. Jane Lubchenco
Dr. Larry Hinzman
Dr. Jan-Gunnar Winther
Dr. Antje Boetius
Evan T. Bloom
Former Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries and Director for Ocean and Polar Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Ambassador David Balton
Since its inception in 2017, the Polar Institute has become a premier forum for discussion and policy analysis of Arctic and Antarctic issues, and is known in Washington, DC and elsewhere as the Arctic Public Square. The Institute holistically studies the central policy issues facing these regions—with an emphasis on Arctic governance, climate change, economic development, scientific research, security, and Indigenous communities—and communicates trusted analysis to policymakers and other stakeholders. Read more
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental change, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy. Read more
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