Opening of Side Event: Arctic Venue 12th December

The COP15 side event at Nordatlantens Brygge in Copenhagen, represents showcase for global climate change, with focus on the Arctic. The consequences of global warming are already affecting the Arctic to a great degree. Over 30 research institutions and organisations, mainly from Denmark and Norway are represented at this side event. The Nansen Center have a stand here, and will be giving lectures on Wednesday, by Research Leader Lasse Pettersson and on Friday, by PhD student Helene R. Langehaug.

Wednesdays topics are: Arctic Climate Change in the 21st Century and The Northern Sea Route– a new Corridor Between Europe and Asia. Fridays topics are Greenland Ice Sheet in climate change, and ArcticRoos- Ocean Observing System for the Arctic.

Dr. Robert W. Correll, chair of the Arctic Council report opened the Arctic Venue. Other speaker were: Bogi Hansen, Head of Environmental Department, Faroese Fisheries Laboratory, Professor Dorthe- Dahl, Head of the Centre for ice and Climate at Niels Borh Institute at University of Copenhagen, among others.
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