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FACE-IT: Arctic fjords without ice? Biological and societal effects of melting glaciers?

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Wed, 30. November 2022, 16:00 h - 20:00 h
Entrance: free. A cooperation with the University of Bremen and the EU project FACE-IT (www.face-it-project.eu).


Public Colloquium & Discussion in the framework of the project "FACE-IT", led by the University of Bremen. (english speaking)

Moderation: Simon Jungblut (Marine Botany, University of Bremen, Germany).

(last update: 4. November)


4:00 pm: Researching the changing Arctic: The EU Project FACE-IT

Kai Bischof (Marine Botany, University of Bremen, Germany)


4:15 pm: Setting the stage: The changing Arctic

Geir Wing Gabrielsen (Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway)


4:30 pm: Greenland

moderation: Thomas Juul-Pedersen (Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Greenland Climate Research Centre, Nuuk, Greenland)

1) Recent regime shift in the plankton ecosystem of Nuup Kangerlua

Tobias Vonnahme (Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Greenland Climate Research Centre, Nuuk, Greenland)

2) Challenge or opportunity? -The impact of climate change on the West Greenland fish stocks

Mikael Sejr (Arctic Research Centre, University of Aarhus, Denmark)

3) Climate change and transitions in Greenlandic communities

Lill Rastad Bjørst (Centre for Innovation and Research in Culture and Living in the Arctic, Aalborg University, Denmark)


5:30 pm: Coffee Break


6:00 pm: Svalbard

moderation: Janne E. Søreide (University Centre in Svalbard UNIS, Longyearbyen, Norway)

1) Experimentally simulating the resilience of arctic kelp to future climate change in Svalbard

Cale Miller (Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche, Sorbonne Université – CNRS, Villefranche sur Mer, France)

2) Arctic seabirds and climate change: importance of sea-ice changes and Atlantification

Christophe Sauser (Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway)

3) Tourism in a changing climate: Adapting to climate change and new regulations in Svalbard

Ranghild Freng Dale (Western Norway Research Institute, Sogndal, Norway)


7:00 pm: Plenary Discussion: "Arctic fjords without ice – Relevant beyond the Arctic?"

Geir Wing Gabrielsen (Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway)

Grete Hovelsrud (Nordland Research Institute, Bodø, Norway)

Annika Nilsson (Nordland Research Institute, Bodø, Norway)


7:30 pm: Closing & Drinks



More info on the project “FACE-IT”:

Download flyer:  FACE-IT 2022


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Dr. Simon Jungblut


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