Event Type
Webinars and Virtual Events
Event Dates
Online: 7:00-8:30 am AKDT, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

The uncertainty in Arctic governance that resulted from Russia's invasion of Ukraine has extended beyond geopolitical effects in the region. Sustained cooperation amongst the Arctic states, except for Russia, has been key to sustain scientific research after the loss of a large geographic partner. Cooperation on the ocean and climate issues in the Arctic will continue to be essential moving forward. What does the future hold for efforts to understand and steward the Arctic Ocean?

Please join the Wilson Center's Polar Institute and the Centre for the Ocean and the Arctic (Norway) for a discussion about research and ocean-related cooperation in the context of current geopolitical tension.

Keynote Speaker

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
Representative (D-ME 1st District)

Opening Remarks

Ambassador Anniken Ramberg Krutnes
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to the United States


Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
Representative (D-ME 1st District)

Dr. Michael Sfraga
Chair & Distinguished Fellow, Polar Institute // Chair, US Arctic Research Commission

Dr. Jane Lubchenco
Deputy Director for Climate and the Environment, Office of Science and Technology Policy, White House

Dr. Larry Hinzman
Assistant Director of Polar Sciences, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Executive Director, Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC)

Jan-Gunnar Winther
Director, Centre for the Ocean and the Arctic (Norway)

Dr. Antje Boetius
Director, Alfred Wegener Institute; Professor, University of Bremen; Group leader; Joint Research Group for Deep-Sea Ecology and Technology, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology


Evan T. Bloom
Senior Fellow, Polar Institute;
Former Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries and Director for Ocean and Polar Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Ambassador David Balton
Executive Director, Arctic Executive Steering Committee, Office of Science & Technology Policy, White House; former Senior Fellow, Polar Institute, Wilson Center