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Fram Centre plastic research at Nordic ocean conference in Iceland

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.

Program:

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.