(Photo: the Arctic Portal) The audience during science session at Arctic Frontiers 2013After 2 days of policy related discussions, the Arctic Frontiers conference that is being held in Tromso, Norway, opens the science section.

This part will address the issues of security, energy and interstate relations in the Arctic. An overall aim is to identify conditions for continued stability in light of new developments in the region.

A warming Arctic with less ice may involve opportunities in terms of economic activity and increased interstate cooperation, but it may also present Arctic stakeholders with new challenges in terms of how best to meet their interests and at the same time interact with other stakeholders through mutually beneficiary relations.

Arctic Frontiers is organised as an independent network and a leading meeting place for pan-arctic issues. The network was established in 2006 and later extended. The science section that start today will end on Friday, 25th of January.

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