A successful Greenland-Iceland Research Cooperation Workshop in Nuuk


The Workshop took place on the 25th and 26th of August 2022 and was co-organized by Greenland Research Council, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Arctic Hub, Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network, and the Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannis). 

The workshop was attended by over 60 participants, including researchers from Greenland and Iceland, specialists in the fields of climate research, fisheries and the blue economy, and representatives from the governments of Greenland and Iceland. The workshop also included a panel on international funding opportunities with representatives from the National Science Foundation (USA), Polar Knowledge (Canada) and the European Union. The closing remarks for the workshop were delivered by H.E. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Chairman of the Arctic Circle; President of Iceland (1996-2016). The full agenda for the workshop can be accessed on the website of the Greenland Research Council.

The main goal of the workshop was to further strengthen the cooperation between the research communities of Greenland and Iceland and to map cooperation opportunities in accordance with the MoU between the Icelandic Centre for Research and Greenland Research Council. The organisers of the workshop furthermore held a session at the Arctic Circle Greenland Forum moderated by Ambassador Pétur Ásgeirsson, Senior Arctic Official, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Iceland and with opening remarks from H.E. Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate, Iceland. The session focussed on pathways forward for Greenland-Iceland research cooperation, which will be further strengthened in the future.

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