Open seminar: Infrastructure Development and Sustainable Use of the Arctic Ocean

« Takaisin10.2.2020 10:00–12:30

The Northern Institute for Environmental Law (NIEM) will organize a half-day long seminar entitled “Infrastructure Development and Sustainable Use of the Arctic Ocean”. The open seminar takes place in Borealis meeting room in Arktikum, Rovaniemi on 10 February 2020 at 10–12.30.

The seminar consists of four interesting speeches given by scholars from both Japan (Hokkaido University) and Finland (University of Lapland).

The event is open for all interested in the topic. However, NIEM particularly encourage advanced level undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate students and exchange students of the University of Lapland to join the event.

Students attending the event will be able to receive 1 ECTS credit. The requirements are active participation and submission of a 5-page lecture dairy. The deadline for submission of the lecture dairy is 29 February 2020, which will have to be submitted to Research Prof. Kamrul Hossain via email: khossain(at)

The event is open but attendees are recommend to register beforehand, by 7 February 2020 through this link.

The seminar is a part of the Finnish-Japanese Arctic Studies Program – a project funded by the Finnish National Agency for Education (CIMO) and supported by the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Law. This project aims at promoting multidisciplinary understanding and cooperation between Finland and Japan in terms of promoting education and teaching on the Arctic issues.


10 February 2020 at 10-12.30
Venue: Arktikum, Borealis Meeting Room (3rd Floor, Arctic Centre)

10:00 Welcoming words, Dele Raheem

10:05 Different aspects of Arctic shipping, feasibility studies concerning the NSR, port development, Natsuhiko Otsuka

10:35 Space Infrastructure and Maritime Research in the Arctic Ocean, Stefan Kirchner

11:05 Coffee break

11:15 Arctic Submarine Fiber-Optic Cable Projects: Social and Environmental Impacts, Juha Saunavaara

11:45 An overview on climate change and the Arctic food industry, Dele Raheem

12:15 Closing

More information:

Research Professor Kamrul Hossain
Tel. +358 40 484 4281