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The themes of the conference:

• Climate Change
  The last 4000 years
  Climate change, carbon cycling and air-sea exchange

• Physical Oceanography
  Sea Ice dynamics including the ice bridge formation
  Glacier melt/freshwater runoff

• Marine productivity and food web studies

• Populations of Marine mammals, birds and fish  
  Including Assessing sustainability of current use of living resources and new potentials

• Contaminants and potential impacts from industrial activities 
  Sources, impacts and trends Shipping, Mining, Oil and Gas

Panel debate on future perspectives with local stakeholders and key scientists
  Panel debate with a panel of selected key scientists and representatives of locals, the ICC North Water    Commission and social scientists to discuss future perspectives. The intention is to help informing the planning and adaption in the region by answering questions telling what science know and the uncertainties implied.


On Friday the 24th November the conference will host a workshop on ' Research coordination and planning'

The workshop will run from 9.30 to 11.00.

Come, join and share your plans for future Projects in the NOW

Focus will be on research needs, and the potential for scientific and logistic synergy in the region at large.