The conference “Norway-Russia, Research Cooperation and Development in the High North” was arranged by The Research Council of Norway 19.-20. November 2014, Oslo. The conference focused on petroleum resources, energy-political cooperation and social development in the Arctic region, and is linked to “Norway’s Arctic Policy for 2014 and beyond – a summary” which was recently published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Norway's Arctic Policy for 2014 and beyond - a summary
Norway’s Arctic Policy for 2014 and beyond – a summary

ARCEx was represented at this conference with Professor Karin Andreassen giving a keynote talk at the plenary Geoscience session on day one. Furthermore, several talks were given on day two in the parallel session 3 “Geology of the Barents and adjacent Arctic Seas”:

  • Cenozoic uplift/erosion of the greater Barents Sea area. Jan Sverre Laberg (UiT)
  • New research data from the Upper Palaeozoic and Mesozoic strata in Svalbard linked to old and new offshore discoveries in the South-western Barents Sea; an additional tool to mitigate plays, prospects and fields. Olaussen, S.(1), Escalona, A. (2), Braathen A.(1,3), Karlsen, D. (3), & Stemmerik, L. (1,4)
  • Linking Barents Sea sedimentary basins to regional tectonics and deep structure. Jan Inge Faleide (UiO)
A new perspective with the Arctic Ocean being in the center.
A new perspective with the Arctic Ocean being in the center.