This week Lionel Camus from Akvaplan-niva presents at the event “The Ocean – Blue Growth in the North” in Reykjavik Iceland. The event is arranged by the Nordic House in cooperation with the Iceland‘s presidency in the Nordic Council, the Nordic Region in Focus and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Reykjavík. Camus will represent the Fram Centre Research Program on Plastic in the Arctic. He will also present the MALINOR project on mapping ocean litter in Norwegian and Russian Arctic Seas, lead by Akvaplan-niva.
09:00 – 09:15 Iceland focus on protection and sustainable ocean.
09:15-09:30 Ocean affairs in Norway’s foreign policy
Hilde Svartdal Lunde, Ambassador of Norway in Iceland
09:30 – 09:45 The Ocean and the future Pétur Halldórsson, Young Environmentalists
09:45 – 10:05 Harbors and Innovation
Blue Innovation – Elís Benediktsson, Nordic Innovation
Energy transition in harbors – National Energy Authority/ Icelandic New Energy
10:05 – 10:25 the Blue Economy
BlueBio – Bryndís Björnsdóttir, MATÍS
100% Fish – Þór Sigfússon, Iceland Ocean Cluster
10:25 – 10:35 Break
10:35 – 10:55 Plastic pollution and Nordic solutions
Plastic in the Ocean around Iceland – Hrönn Ólína Jörundsdóttir, MATÍS
Plastic in the Arctic and MaliNor – Lionel Camus, Fram Centre
10:55 – 11:10 Climate change and the Ocean
Climate change and the Ocean in Icelandic foreign policy – Jón Erlingur Jónasson, – Foreign Ministry
11:10– 11:55 Debate with questions and Answers
The vice president of The West Nordic Council, Guðjón Brjánsson, opens the debate
Elís Benediktsson, Bryndís Björnsdóttir, Þór Sigfússon, Hrönn Ólína Jörundsdóttir, Lionel Camus, Pétur Halldórsson, and more.