Organised events

Arctic Frontiers Side Event: Cumulative Risk Management of marine high north ecosystems

How do we manage cumulative risk in the Arctic when it is undergoing rapid change? High north ecosystems are experiencing rapid climate change, resulting in sea ice retreat, increasing sea temperatures, Atlantification and species ranges moving further north. Therefore the fisheries sector is also expanding northward bringing increased fisheries pressure. More open water leads to more ship traffic and noise pressure in newly exposed regions of the Arctic. Arctic marine ecosystems are now facing cumulative pressures from multiple sectors, challenging both scientists and managers to communicate and act effectively and timely to mitigate these risks.

Our session aims to bring together scientists, managers and stakeholders linked to both fisheries and shipping activities, operating in high north ecosystems impacted by climate change. The session will provide a diversity of both scientific and management perspectives on cumulative risk management in the Arctic. Speakers, panelists and the audience will discuss the challenges of understanding and assessing cumulative risk for Arctic marine ecosystems, and how to present and use scientific knowledge and data for cumulative risk management, and how to best adapt regulations and management regimes to reduce impacts from multiple sectors. The event will be designed to bring different perspectives and expertise together in conversation to explore jointly the solutions to pressing challenges within cumulative risk management and welcomes participants from a broad range of backgrounds.

Our session aims to be interactive, where a rotating multi-stakeholder panel will be engaged through focused discussion and short presentations from science, industry and management practitioners. The audience will be actively invited to join the discussion and further contribute with questions, comments, and additional insights. Thereby, our session aims to provide the opportunity for scientists and practitioners to share experiences, highlight current research and management needs, and to jointly explore potential ways forward towards a sustainable cumulative risk management in high North ecosystems.

This side event connects to two of the planned science themes; Atlantification (5) and Adaptive management (6) and also relates to three of the Big Picture events; North on the move, food on the move and decision making needs to be knowledge based. Our side event will focus on two case studies; The Barents Sea, and northern Norwegian coast, and will have contributions from the Fram research program CLEAN (Cumulative Impact of Multiple Stressors in High North Ecosystems) which spans 13 different member institutions and multiple Arctic Frontiers partner institutions.

Arctic Frontiers Early Career Workshop, Communicating scientific research through Policy, social media and the media

Afternoon with the editors

February 24th 2022 we had a two hour online event with four active and influential journal editors to ask our questions around the publication process. The event was recorded and you are able to watch it here (coming soon)

Recording of Online event, Afternoon with four journal editors, Where we asked many questions around different stages of the publication process as advertised above. Recording was done for all those who were unable to attend the event which took place on the 24th Feb 2022.

Reviewing Scientific Research for Journals

May 10th 2022 we have a workshop during Arctic Frontiers Conference with speaker Dr Helle Goldman, chief editor for The Polar Research Journal on how to review scientific research. Following on from the “Afternoon with the editors” I decided to run another workshop on how to review scientific research. Editors had stated how difficult it is to get good reviwers and Early Career Researchers had also said no one had ever explained what was expected of a reviewer. If you understand how to review scientific research it could also make you write your own research better.

Register for the workshop here Reviewing Scientific Research Journals (

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