Arctic Centre logoInternational Conference on "New challenges facing the Arctic Ocean and other fragile seas" is arranged on the 20th of February 2015 at the Arctic Centre in Rovaniemi, Finland. The conference is organized by Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law at the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland in cooperation with EU Cost Action - MarSafeNet.

The Conference is open for all who are interested, and it is free of charge.

Final Programme of the Conference, click here.

The conference will address following themes:

Theme 1: Encountering new challenges to Arctic Ocean and other Fragile Seas
Panel 1: Pollution threats and Marine Environmental Protection
Panel 2: Economic usage and security

Theme 2: Governance approach: Arctic Ocean and other Fragile Seas compared
Panel 1: Global and regional approach
Panel 2: Institutions and governance

Credits for Students:
Students are very welcomed to participate the conference and there will be an opportunity to receive credits from the event. The conference will serve as part of the ASPB1106 Arctic Studies Programme, alternative studies.

Arctic Studies Programme can offer that as ASPB1106 Alternative Courses 1 ECTS. To complete the course follow the seminar sessions and write a learning journal of 3-5 pages. The learning journal will be returned to International Studies Coordinator's e-mail . Course will be graded as pass/fail. No registration required in weboodi, but please see below registration instructions for the conference.

Registration via email
All the attendees are expected to formally register for the event via email. Please send the following information to assi.harkoma(at) and copy to raija.kivilahti(at) before 5th of February 2015.
• Name
• Faculty
• (Student number)
• Email

Additional information:
Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland
The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM)

Dr. Kamrul Hossain
Tel. +358 40 484 4281, kamrul.hossain(at)

Assi Harkoma
Tel. +358 40 484 41 59, assi.harkoma(at)