Organised by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research.
It has become increasingly clear that the Arctic is undergoing major climate change and that it also impacts large parts of the global environment. The scientific basis for the changes was published 2019 in the IPCC report ”The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate”. With this report as a basis the Class for Geosciences from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences together with the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research will host the symposium “Security and preparedness in the changing north – research perspectives”. The emphasis will be on changes and impacts that are relevant for us in Scandinavia and focus on five specific themes.
The ongoing warming and its consequences for the environment cause a need for increased research in a number of disciplines. At the same time, the geopolitical situation has intensified, which has led to great concern that free research will be hampered. Our choice of themes aims to cover a wide range of research issues. We include everything from international policy issues, how people’s living conditions change, how well climate change can be projected, to the ability to provide appropriate research infrastructure as well as open access to necessary research data.