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Monday 20. May

​Pre-conference gathering
​Thon Hotel Nordlys, 1st floor

Tuesday 21. May

​Session 1 -  Responsible Sustainable Food production and Global Change 
                     Chairing: Jozef Nagy and Mette Sørensen

Opening speeches

​Global changes - food security and safety
​Jozef Nagy
​Welfare Indicators for farmed Atlantic salmon: tools for assessing fish welfare
​Martin Haugmo Iversen 
Nord University
​Use of microalgae in salmon diets
​Mette Sørensen
Nord University
​Coffee Break
​Nutrient digestibility and intestinal health of Atlantic salmon fed different combinations of marine and plant ingredients
​Solveig Lysfjord Sørensen
Nord University
​The potential of plant protein ingredients in diets for juvenile lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus)
​Florence Perera
Nord University
Dietary intervention strengthens the skin protective barrier of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
​Nimalan Nadanasabesan
Nord University
​Storage temperature affects the viability of probiotics in aquafeeds
​Adriána Fečkaninová
​Lunch Break

Session 2 - One Health
                    Chairing: David Rollinson and Jana Mojžišová  
​Global de-worming :
progress and challenges
​David Rollinson
The Natural History Museum, London, UK
​The effect of global climate change on the survival of some transported animals
​Daniela Takáčová
​Impact of climate change on the biting midge populations in Slovakia
​Alica Kočišová
​Coffee Break

​Ocean acidification affects gene expression
​Steinar Daae Johansen
Nord University
​Methane from cows – a problem or a resource?
​Geir Næss
Nord University
​From understanding adaptive potential to biodiversity conservation and natural resource management
​Joost Raeymaekers
Nord University
​Population genomics of freshwater sardines in Central African lakes, and its translation into fisheries policy
​Leona Milec
Nord University
​Thon Hotel Nordlys Restaurant

Wednesday 22. May

Session 3 - Sustainable Bio-economy / Urbanization
                    Chairing: Atle Midttun, Ove D. Jakobsen and Marina Gørtz
​Civilizing Capitalism
​Atle Midttun
Norwegian Business School
​Anarchism and ecological economics - a transformative approach to a sustainable future
​Ove D. Jakobsen
Nord University
​Quality of life in sustainability transitions: the case of Hurdal Ecovillage (Norway)
​Amsale K. Temesgen
Nord University
​How can stories from practice contribute to a holistic and dynamic definition of the concept quality
​Vivi Marie Lademoe Storsletten
Nord University
​Coffee Break

​Green infrastructure: opportunities, challenges and solutions
​Marina Gørtz
Urban Naturkontakt
​Waste resource management - how to close the waste loops of the city? – Possibilities and challenges
​Bjarne Lindeløv
​Green campus Bodø
​Ingrid Bay-Larsen
​Lunch Break

​Session 4 - The future of Energy
                    Chairing: Stig Skreslet and Ana Vassileva Borissova
Hydrogen use as a fuel for mobile applications
Ana Vassileva Borissova
Nord University
Hydropower, fisheries oceanography and cycling of CO2 in Climate Change perspective
Stig Skreslet
Nord University
​Coffee Break

​Microbial surfactants – applications for the petroleum industry
​Yousri A.A. Abdelhafiz
Nord University
​Closing Speeches

Walk from the reception to "Hurtigrutekaia” for seasafari, dinner and stone age experience. Please wear hiking clothes and comfortable shoes. 

From Hurtigrutekaia we will get a guided rafting tour from Bodø to Saltstraumen: Duration 1,5 hours. The boats hold 12 passengers each. You will be fully kitted with floatable suits, gloves, hats and protective glasses prior to embarking on your journey in the Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB). We recommend to bring your own shoes/boots that is suitable for a boat trip and the weather situation. 

You will experience beautiful nature, interesting geology, seabirds including the majestic sea eagle. You will experience the world’s strongest Maelstrom, Saltstraumen, and it’s spectacular forces of nature.  

Stone age cultural meal:
The rafting tour ends at Tuvsjyen in Saltstraumen and you will be met by local hosts dressed in stone age clothing and invited into the stone age house to experience the amazing ancient local history and food. The experience is based on archeological proof of stone age settlements in walkable distance which dates back to the last ice age. There is an open fire and benches with reindeer hides inside the stone age house.

See more in "Practical information" below

Keynote speakers

Sustainable food production

Dr. Jozef Nagy Professor at the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, Kosice, Slovakia
Dr. Jozef Nagy
Professor at the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, Kosice, Slovakia

​Jozef Nagy is veterinarian and a professor at the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, at the Department of Food Hygiene and technology. His teaching and research activities are focused on the safety and quality of poultry meat, poultry meat products, eggs, egg products, fish, fish products, game meat and honey. Currently he is the vice-rector of the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice for the university development and quality assurance.
One health

Dr. David Rollinson Professor, Merit Research Scientist, Director of WHO Collaborating Centre
Dr. David Rollinson
Professor, Merit Research Scientist, Director of WHO Collaborating Centre

David Rollinson is an Individual Merit Research Scientist, Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for the identification and characterization of schistosomes and their snail intermediate hosts, and Head of the Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories at the Natural History Museum London. He is a member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Parasitic Diseases (Schistosomiasis) and Director of the Global Schistosomiasis Alliance. He is editor of Advances in Parasitology and sits on the editorial board of many other journals. He is a former President of the British Society for Parasitology and the World Federation of Parasitologists.  
David’s research goal is to work towards a better synthesis and understanding of host parasite interactions, especially of the schistosome-snail model, and to contribute to efforts to control and eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) across Africa. David has published over 300 research papers and has received many honours and awards in recognition of his contribution to the field of parasitology most recently he has received medals from both the Linnean Society and the International Federation of Tropical Medicine.


Dr. Atle Midttun Professor at the Norwegian Business School
Dr. Atle Midttun
Professor at the Norwegian Business School

Atle Midttun is a professor at the Norwegian Business School, the Department of Innovation and Economic Organisation. He is a co-director of two of the school's research centres: The Centre for Energy and Environment, and The Centre for Corporate Responsibility. Prior to his work at The Norwegian Business School, Atle Midttun was a researcher at the Resource Studies Group, under the Norwegian Research Council for Technical and Natural Sciences (1982-85), a research assistant at the Institute for Social studies (1981-82) and at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Oslo (1979-81). He has had visiting professorships at Standford University, Woods Institute for the Environment; Université Paris Sud, Faculté Jean Monet; the University of Michigan, Business School/School of Natural Resources. He has been a visiting Scholar at the Univeristy of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, the Max Planck Institute for Social Science in Köln, and the University of Aalborg.

Marina Gørtz
Marina Gørtz

Marina Gørtz has an interdisciplinary education, with a master's degree in ecology and a bachelor's degree in Biology and Geoscience. She has a broad experience in urban biological diversity and how to implement green areas for increased biodiversity and ecosystem services in cities. She has worked as project manager and consultant in the field of ecology and urban biological diversity. She is also the coordinator of the mapping project in the Norwegian Society for Nature Conservation.

Practical information

Venue: The conference is taking place at Thon Hotel Nordlys in Bodø, both Tuesday and Wednesday. Theh holtel is centrally located at the leisure harbour in the city centre of Bodø, 2 km from the airport and 10 km from Nord University. 
Thon Hotel Nordlys Bodø
People chatting at buffet restaurant, Thoon Hotel Nordlys, Bodø
On Monday evening, prior to the conference, we invite all participants to an informal social gathering in the reception area of Thon Hotel (optional). On Tuesday evening, the dinner will take place in the restaurant of the conference hotel, Thon Hotel Nordlys. After the conference on Wednesday, we go by boat (RIB) for a sea safari and an informal dinner in authentic stone age environment in Tuvsjyen, Saltstraumen. This includes two drinks and retour by bus. 

A classic adventure in Bodø: RIB/sea rafting in Saltstraumen.
A classic adventure in Bodø: RIB/sea rafting in Saltstraumen.
Dinner prepared in the Stone age house in Tuvsjyen.
Dinner prepared in the Stone age house in Tuvsjyen.

Conference Proceedings NordGlobal 2019