UArctic Rectors meeting in Monaco

UArctic Rectors' Meeting took place in Monaco on 12-13 January 2023.

The meeting was organised by the Oceanographic Institute - Prince Albert I of Monaco Foundation and the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, in collaboration with Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

It focused on "Academic cooperation as a solution for achieving sustainable goals in a rapidly changing Arctic world" in order to have Arctic institutions and members of UArctic work more closely to address new challenges, notably :

  • The role of the Arctic and northern oceans in what is called the “Green Shift”
  • The impact of climate change and the new geopolitical context on Arctic societies and communities: opportunities and challenges from renewed external interest for the Arctic
  • The central Arctic as an ocean not only losing its ice cover, but seen also as a resource
  • How to develop and intensify cooperation both within academia and from an intersectoral point of view in such times of drastic, accelerating change

Jean Malaurie donated one of his pastels

UArctic Rectors meeting Group Photo



Photo Credit: ©Institut_oceanographique_de_Monaco_Michel_Dagnino

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