Exper to Expert, Circumpolar scientific people to people cooperation in the Arctic

A highly important event - Arctic expert-to-expert cooperation for the future - will be held as part of the Nord University High North Dialogue 2023.

The event will take place on April 18th, from 15.30 – 17.00 CET in meeting room BODNVU135.

The event will be streamed.

Organized by: High North Center for Business and Governance, Nord University

Contact person: Andrey Mineev
Content: Circumpolar scientific cooperation in the Arctic is more important than ever due to both climate crisis and challenging geo-political situation. It is responsibility of Arctic experts and scientists to find a legitimate way for continued dialogue and exchange of knowledge between transdisciplinary Arctic experts of all nations.

This dialogue should proceed in people-to-people format (in compliance with and bearing in mind the current regulations), be cross-disciplinary and focus on topics of mutual importance, such as problems associated with climate change and sustainability of the Arctic regions and communities.

The side-event is to address the following issues

  • How scientific research has been impacted after 2022? Personal stories.
  • What are blind spots in Arctic scientific data? (for natural sciences, social sciences and Indigenous knowledge).
  • How can the scientific community (natural sciences, social sciences and Indigenous knowledge) operate with Pan-Arctic inclusion to address global questions?


  • Andrey Mineev, Researcher, High North Center, Nord University Business School (facilitator)
  • Halldór Jóhannsson, Executive Director, Arctic Portal
  • Alexandra Middleton, Postdoctoral researcher, Oulu Business School
  • Anton Vasiliev, retired diplomat, leader of Initiative of Russian Scientists for Continued International Cooperation
  • Paul Arthur Berkman, Professor, Senior Fellow, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
  • Ekaterina Uryupova, Senior Fellow at The Arctic Institute
  • Lassi Heininen, Professor (emeritus), University of Lapland, Editor of Arctic Yearbook

Full agenda

Link to the online broadcast of the event

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