Annual Meeting 2021

The Board welcome all Academy members, both individual and institutional, to this years annual meeting.

  • Date: Wednesday 1 December 2021
  • Time: 15:30 – 16:30 (GMT+2)
  • Location: Possible to attend in-person in Longyearbyen, Svalbard (at the University Centre in Svalbard) or attend online. More information will follow.
  • Registration: Information will be forthcoming.
  • Agenda: Information will be forthcoming.

Matters that members wish to discuss at the Annual Meeting must be submitted by email to within 1 October , 2021.

More information can be found here. 

Invitation to join on April 28, 2021 the B2BI North Atlantic—Arctic Science Initiative Seminar Series

About the seminar

Fisheries and other human activities – inclusive processes, expertise and evidence provided in the North East Atlantic, and adjacent seas

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is an intergovernmental marine science organization, meeting societal needs for impartial evidence on the state and sustainable use of our seas and oceans.

​​​Our goal is to advance and share scientific understanding of marine ecosystems and the services they provide and to use this knowledge to generate stat

e-of-the-art advice for meeting conservation, management, and sustainability goals. We are a network of nearly 6000 scientists from over 700 marine institutes in our 20 member countries and beyond. Over 2500 scientists participate in our activities annually.

Through strategic partnerships our work in the Atlantic Ocean also extends into the Arctic, the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, and the North Pacific Ocean.


The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research is associated with B2BI and wants to support it as and when possible.


Postponed: Symposium: Security and preparedness in the changing north – research perspectives

Last updated: 22 October, 2021.

NOTE: This symposium has been postponed. A new date will soon be published.


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.

Click here to get more information about the programme og registration