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Our Ice Dependent World

The 6th NRF Open Assembly was held in Hveragerði, Iceland 3rd - 6th September 2011. The objective was to address the impact of dwindling ice – terrestrial, the Arctic, the Himalayans and Antarctica as well as ocean bound - on the complex interface of nature and society in all climatic zones of the world.

The proceedings from the Open Assembly inlcude papers written by Panelists, Young Researchers, Position Papers authors and other contributors. Furthermore, special rapporteur presentations were prepared by the Young Researchers from each session and discussion group of the Open Assembly.

The titles of the opening and plenary sessions were the following: Opening session part I - opening words and statements; Opening session part II - Implications of the ice melt: A global overview; Humanity, communities, minds, perceptions and knowledge on ice; International law, "soft laws" and governance on ice: economic, cultural and political implications;; Can we imagine a world without ice? economic, social and political consequences. Apart from the plenary session two special sessions were held: Special session I: Knowledge on ice; Special session II: Polar law.

To view the Proceedings from the 6th NRF Open Assembly in Hveragerði, Iceland click on the active links below.

Editors are Mr. Steve Bigrass NRF Steering Committee; Dr. Thorsteinn Gunnarsson, NRF Steering Committe; Msc. Embla Oddsdóttir, Acting Director of the NRF.

Video-recordings from the 6the NRF are available online at the Arcic Portal Website


Opening Session I: Opening words and statements

Opening Session II: Implications of the ice melt: a global overview

Open assembly panel: Humanity, communities, minds, perceptions and knowledge on ice

Presentations by NRF Young Researcher

Open assembly panel: International law, "soft laws" and governance on ice

Presentations by NRF Young Researcher

Special session I: Knowledge on ice

Special session II: Polar law

 

Open Assembly panel: Can we imagine a world without ice? Economic, social and political consequences

Presentations by NRF Young Researcher


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