Arctic safety and security networking

Cruise ship in the ice in the Arctic
We invite you to a webinar focusing on cooperation within the thematic network Arctic Safety and Security.

​We invite you to a webinar focusing on cooperation within the thematic network Arctic Safety and Security under the UArctic organization. 

We offer companies, governments and local communities to take active part in the cooperation within the network. The UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Safety and Security consists of 23 leading institutions from all Arctic countries.

The network represents a formidable competence resource for companies, governments and communities. The universities and research institutes involved aim at producing knowledge to mitigate risks and threats to life, environment and communities in the Arctic. The Network takes a lead in competence development that may strengthen safety and security in the Arctic within the following areas:

  • Strengthening resilience management competence in the Arctic via knowledge, networks and community development platforms
  • Utilization of innovations in the field of emergency preparedness and response
  • Intensifying research, applied actions, innovation and development to answer the “post-pandemic” reality, in the Arctic regions.

During our open webinar you will learn more about Arctic safety and security and the work we do in this field. You will also get a chance to join the discussion, provide recommendations and discuss partnerships.

Together we will be able to tap into the required collective knowledge for increased societal Safety in the Arctic region.


  • Introduction to the UArctic Safety and Security Thematic network (Natalia Andreassen, Associate Professor, High North Center/NORDLAB, Nord University Business School)
  • Arctic Safety and Security - Global Dimensions and Two-Way Interaction: climate change & environment, geopolitics & economics, pandemics (Pekka Iivari, PhD, Head of Safety and Security, Lapland University of Applied Sciences)
  • Competence development and joint training and exercises in the field of safety, security and emergency preparedness (Odd Jarl Borch, Professor, Nord University Business School)
  • Questions/Answers session 

Register here 

The webinar will take place on June 18, 2021. at 14.30-15.00, UTC +1) on the Zoom platform.


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