February 6, 2014 • Alena Gerasimova
Major international conference Arctic Frontiers 2014 has taken place in the city of Tromsø, on the north of Norway, from 19th to 24th of January. This 8th edition of the annual conference was dedicated to “Humans in the Arctic”. Arctic Frontiers is organized as an independent network and a leading meeting place for pan-arctic issues. The conference brought together around one thousand participants among them were representatives from science, politics, business, civil society, and indigenous peoples, all to discuss development on the north.
Arctic Frontiers began on Sunday evening with opening at Polaria expedition hall.
January 21, 2014 • Svetlana Avelova
19th of January 2014, Arctic Frontiers started in Tromsø, Northern Norway. The annual conference is being held from 19-24 of January, with the title ‘Humans in the Arctic’ and two main themes: ‘Health, society and environment’ and ‘Maritime operational challenges’.
Arctic Frontiers is an international arena addressing development in the Arctic. The conference discusses how upcoming opportunities and challenges may be handled to ensure viable economic growth and societal and environmental sustainability. The conference brings together representatives from science, politics, business, civil society and media, also attracting indigenous peoples.