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APECS Sweden Workshop on Ethical and Sustainable Arctic Research 22nd November 2019 in Stockholm

22 November 2019 @ 09:0015:00

APECS Sweden Workshop on Ethical and Sustainable Arctic Research 22nd November 2019

U36 in the Geoscience building, Stockholm University

Svante Arrhenius Väg 8, Stockholm

Funded by the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat

Join us in Stockholm for an APECS Workshop on Ethical and Sustainable Arctic Research!

Sign up by November 11th 23:59

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APECS Sweden brings together early-career polar researchers to discuss ethical and sustainable Arctic Research questions. The workshop will cover different aspects of ethical research in both the physical and social sciences. How can we assess and improve our carbon footprint? Can we carry out sustainable fieldwork and reduce the amount of flights? What relationship and responsibilities does a researcher have with the local community? What do we have to consider in our communication with them?

This specific workshop deals with question concerning ethics and sustainability within Arctic research, where early career scientists can develop their skills in critical reflection and share their views with other scientists. The idea is to bring together APECS Sweden members and researchers across disciplines within the broad domain of polar research.

The workshop starts with introductory talks from three researchers about the different topics. Group-discussions and short concluding presentations will follow. The outcome of the workshop will be summarised and published on the APECS Sweden website.

This workshop is organized by APECS Sweden and funded by the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.


(Two of our Speakers will be present virtually via zoom)

8:50 – 09:00 Welcome and Introduction

09:00 – 09:20 Zdenka Sokolickova, UiO Sosialantropologisk institutet, Universitetet I Oslo: Social anthropological research in Longyearbyen, Svalbard (15 min presentation + 5 min for questions)

09:20 – 09:40 Sofia Kjellman UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Department of Geology: Carbon footprint in Polar research (15 min presentation + 5 min for questions)

09:40 – 10:00 Ninis Rosqvist Stockholm University, Department of Physical Geography:   Carrying out research with indigenous communities (15 min presentation + 5 min for questions)

10:00 – 10:20 Fika break

10:20 – 11:45 Discussions in small groups together with the speakers

11:45 – 13:00 Lunch (provided by APECS Sweden)

13:00 – 15:00 Workshop: Implications, suggestions and ideas for our own research?

(Reference and continuation of the discussions in the morning, small presentations of the groups and summary – Will be published on the website)

15:00 – … Fika and networking


Sign up by November 11th 23:59


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22 November 2019


APECS Sweden


U36 Geovetenskapens Hus, Stockholms Universitet
Svante Arrhenius väg 8
Stockholm, 106 91
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