North Slope Science Initiative US-Canada Northern Oil and Gas Research Forum

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops


4 November 2014 to 6 November 2014

Where: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

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The Northern Oil and Gas Research Forum is a biennial meeting with representation from government, industry, academia, Aboriginal groups and northerners from both Canada and the United States. The forum provides an opportunity to discuss current scientific research and future directions for northern oil and gas activities. The focus is on research that can be applied to support management and regulatory processes related to oil and gas exploration and development in the North.

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and the Canadian Polar Commission in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior, are hosting the fourth Canada – United States Northern Oil and Gas Research Forum from November 4 to 6, 2014 at the Explorer Hotel, Yellowknife, NWT. The Forum will showcase the value of Northern research in support of sound decision-making for oil and gas management. The Forum will include presentations and panel discussions on offshore and onshore activities, partnerships, and community engagement, including:

  • Current research challenges to support decision-making for safe and sustainable Northern oil and gas management
  • Incorporating best practices across jurisdictions and sectors
  • Energy access to communities
  • Community engagement in oil and gas exploration
  • Integrating traditional and local knowledge with scientific knowledge
  • Oil spill preparedness and response
  • Environmental baseline information
  • Unconventional exploration in remote northern regions

Please check the conference website regularly for updated information on the conference program and registration.