Thursday 4 August 2011

Northern Research Forum: Our Ice Dependent World

It is our pleasure to remind you of the 6th Open Assembly of the Northern Research Forum (NRF), ´Our Ice Dependent World´ to be held in Hveragerði, Iceland, 3rd - 6th of September 2011. Please consult the NRF website for a thematic program, updates and further information concerning the NRF, its structure and activities.

Registration for the 6th NRF is open at, where you can also find information concerning the venue and accommodation in Hveragerði. We encourage you to register for the conference and field trip as soon as possible and take steps to secure accommodation.

The Open Assembly will address the three "poles" - the Arctic, the Antarctic and the Himalayans - targeting policy-makers, the research community, business people, civil society and community leaders from these areas.

The main theme of the 6th NRF Open Assembly includes several integrated sub-themes representing different perspectives for viewing the subject of natural ice and evaluating its importance. The sub-themes cover the interface of nature and society, humanity and communities, knowledge and education, international law and governance, economics, and geopolitics.


Sub Themes of the 6th NRF Open Assembly include:

  • Implications of the ice melt;
  • Humanity, communities, minds, perceptions and knowledge on ice;
  • International law, ´soft law´ and governance on ice;
  • Geopolitics and international security on ice


Further information on the NRF webpage; questions or concerns should be directed to the NRF secretariat at