Icebergs (photo: Federica Scarpa)The conference "Arctic Marine Resource Governance" is part of the project: Marine Resource Governance in the Arctic, financially supported by Nordic Council of Ministers' Arctic Co-operation Programme, the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Carlsberg Foundation. It will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland, 14th-16th of October 2015.

Confirmed Keynote speakers:

  • Vincent Gallucci, School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, Univ. of Washington
  • Sue Moore, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
  • Tore Henriksen, University of Tromsø, Norway
  • Amalie Jessen, Ministry of Fisheries, Hunting and Agriculture, Government of Greenland
  • Alan Haynie, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Parnuna Egede, Inuit Circumpolar Council – Greenland
  • Rosemary Reyfuse, UNSW Australia and Lund University

Conference Themes:
The ecosystem changes underway in the Arctic region are expected to have significant impacts on living resources in both the short and long run, and current actions and policies adopted over such resource governance will have serious and ultimately irreversible consequences in the near and long terms. The themes of the conference will be:

  1. Global management and institutions for Arctic marine resources
  2. Resource stewards and users: local and indigenous co-management
  3. Governance gaps in Arctic marine resource management
  4. Multi-scale, ecosystem-based, Arctic marine resource management
    Discussion of the themes and sample questions of interest can be found in the extended call through or here


We intend to host up to 50 participants, with approximately 30 ½ hour presentations in addition to the keynotes. We bring together experts on marine resource management and the Arctic with the purpose of examining case-studies from the Nordic countries and to discuss continuing applicable research. We anticipate participation from academics, resource managers, Nordic and other Arctic policy makers and stakeholders to achieve maximum effectiveness and impact.
There is no conference fee. Acceptance is limited and will occur on a rolling basis, with a final deadline for abstract submission for presentation considerations of June 30, 2015. For consideration as a presenter, please submit a short abstract and title pertinent to the theme. For consideration as an attendee, please send a short note identifying your experience and interest in the topic. Presenters and attendees should expect to contribute to conference outputs, some of which may include publications and receive stipends (details to follow). Deadline for enrolment is September 15, 2015.
Please send your application by e-mail to
News and questions
Updated information about the conference can be found at the Arctic website under Workshops and Conferences. Questions? Do not hesitate to contact Irene Nygaard at
Department of Environmental and Business Economics, University of Southern Denmark
Niels Bohrs Vej 9 – DK-6700 Esbjerg, Denmark
Tel. +45 6550 1000 – E-mail - Website: