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The conference is open for more sponsors.

Oceans North Canada is the main sponsor of the conference and the conference is open for more sponsors. Please contact northwaterpolynia@bios.au.dk

Oceans North Canada promotes science- and community-based conservation of Canada’s Arctic Ocean and the resulting well-being of indigenous Arctic residents who rely upon its natural wealth. Working with Arctic residents in Canada, we support science-based policies consistent with indigenous land claims and traditional practices for sustainable commercial fishing, environmentally responsible offshore hydrocarbon development and oil spill standards, and appropriate Arctic shipping safety rules.

Led by The Pew Charitable Trusts in partnership with Ducks Unlimited Canada, Oceans North Canada includes Canadian and U.S. staff that work closely with their colleagues and marine science experts at The Pew Charitable Trusts to promote northern solutions in the North American Arctic from Davis Strait to Bering Strait. 

The Conference is also sponsored by Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark

The NOWPolynya conference is organised in collaboration with the NOW project funded by the VELUX Foundations and the Carlsberg Foundations.