It is a pleasure to inform that thirteen (13) new members were elected during the Academy’s Annual Meeting in Trondheim, Norway 1st December 2017.
The Academy has now 148 individual members from 19 countries in addition to the eight institutional members who contribute with relevant knowledge and expertise.
The new members are:
|Boetius, Antje||Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research|
|Borch, Odd Jarl||Nord University||Nord University Business School|
|Bourmistrov, Anatoli||Nord University||Department “Economic Analysis and Accounting”, Nord University Business School.|
|Fer, Ilker||University of Bergen||Geophysical Institute|
|Kramvig, Britt||UiT The Arctic University of Norway||Department of Tourism & Northern Studies|
|Laberg, Jan Sverre||UiT The Arctic University of Norway||Department of Geosciences|
|Lovecraft, Amy Lauren||University of Alaska Fairbanks||Department of Political Science|
|Lynch, Amanda||Brown University||Institute at Brown for Environment and Society|
|Nilsson, Annika||Stockholm Environment Institute|
|Poppel, Birger||University of Greenland||Institute of Social Science, Economics & Journalism|
|Sagen, Hanne||Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center|
|Schomacker, Anders||UiT The Arctic University of Norway||Department of Geology|
|Tennberg, Monica||University of Lapland||Arctic Sustainable Development Research Group|
It is our intention that the Academy shall be the central node in the network of international academies and scientific organizations related to research and education in the Polar Regions, both north and south. The Annual Meeting 2017 therefore challenged the members to participate in the nomination of membership candidates, thereby assisting us in seeking gender balance and diversity in expertise within both Polar Regions. There is a need to strengthen membership with expertise from Antarctica and to encourage cooperation with the private sector for exchange of information and views and development of joint projects for ultimate mutual benefits.
The Academy’s ambitious vision is enhancing polar science for the benefit of mankind. We look very much forward to a fruitful cooperation on this.