Arctic Partnership Week 2023 - Busan, South Korea

The 8th Arctic Partnership Week is currently in progress, taking place from December 10 to 12 in the city of Busan, South Korea. This year's theme, "Great Transition: Navigating New Arctic," sets the tone for the event. The primary goal of the Arctic Partnership Week 2023 is to lay the groundwork for collaborative efforts in the Arctic.

The event places a strong emphasis on our collective responsibility, with a focus on exploring innovative cooperative pathways for the future of the Arctic. Given the urgency of the climate crisis in the region, the event highlights the need for meticulous and dedicated observation and research. Additionally, there is a significant emphasis on profound considerations for the direction of sustainable development in the Arctic.

Halldór Jóhannsson the executive director of the Arctic is taking part in the event.

The event's program encompasses a diverse range of topics and activities:

Communication Day (December 10):

Highlights include discussions on Arctic Medicine and Research.

A special lecture by Kwak Jae Sik, Professor, will provide valuable insights.

The day concludes with a meaningful Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Ceremony.

Knowledge Day (December 11):

Features an engaging Arctic Youth Dialogue.

Includes the KoARC Arctic Economic Forum, International Arctic Science Cooperation Seminar, Polar Curator Conference, and AF-APW Session.

Sustainable Day (December 12):

Encompasses events such as KoNAC, Arctic Research Seminar, The 12th Int'l Arctic Shipping Seminar, K-Arctic IR, and the formal Closing of the Arctic Partnership Week.

Complementing the main program are several side events, such as the Exhibition of Arctic Photos, Arctic Curator, Exhibition of Arctic Experience, and K-Arctic Food.

The Arctic Partnership Week is a collaborative effort, organized by the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI) and the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI). The event is hosted by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with Busan Metropolitan City, Youngsan University, Incheon National University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies-Polar Research Center, Pai Chai University Korean-Siberian Center, Future of Polar Ocean Forum (POCE Forum), Korea Arctic Research Consortium (KoARC), Korean Society of Polar Medicine (KSPM), National Museum of Korea, Arctic Frontiers Secretariat, and the Arctic Economic Council (AEC). The event is proudly sponsored by the Korea Tourism Organization, LG, and PuroTec. 

Source: APW

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