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[31.01.2024]
ARCTIC FRONTIERS TROMSO
LIVE BROADCAST
INTERVIEW & DISCUSSION

RADIO ARCTIC welcomes you to ‘Energy security is geopolitics’  - a conversation on energy security in the Arctic region. It is a conversation about geo-politics, natural resources, and measures by local governments, along with the green transition, and how this shape energy security policies across the region influenced by the superpower rivalry. The session was live-broadcasted on the 31st of January at 12:15 (GMT+1) from Tromsø, Norway, in collaboration with Arctic Frontiers 2024.



PANELISTRasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen, Professor of Northern Studies, Barents Chair in Politics. His research focuses on Arctic International Relations and International Political Economy.
Marja Helena Sivonen, Doctoral Researcher, Finnish Environment Institute, Tampere University, on Arctic security and the energy transition. Her current research focus is on the interplay between sustainable transitions (low-carbon energy transition) and national security from a sociological point of view.  

RADIO HOSTS
Anna Dilja Sigurdardóttir and Gudrun Havsteen-Mikkelsen.





[30.01.2024]
ARCTIC FRONTIERS TROMSO
LIVE BROADCAST
INTERVIEW & DISCUSSION

RADIO ARCTIC welcomes you to ‘Beyond Borders: Navigating the High Seas and Arctic Governance’ - a conversation on the impact of the newly adopted High Seas Treaty (Deep-sea mining and marine conservation beyond national borders, Arctic governance, global cooperation and pending conflicts). The session was live-broadcasted on the 30th of January at 09:30 (GMT+1) from Tromsø, Norway, in collaboration with Arctic Frontiers 2024.

In this session you will explore the international efforts to conserve marine biodiversity beyond borders. We unravel and ask questions regarding the high seas as we navigate through the provisions of the treaty, decoding its potential influence on Arctic governance, particularly the Central Arctic Ocean. In conversations with experts and policy makers, we look into the language of policy, the area-based management and environmental impact assessments, revealing how this treaty hopes to shape the future of our oceans.



PANELISTChristian Prip Senior Researcher at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) in Oslo, Norway, an independent foundation engaged in research on international environmental, energy and resource management politics.
Gunnar Sander Senior Researcher Norwegian Water Research Institute (NIVA) Environmental Assessments (EIA, SEA, State of the Environment) engaged in research on Environmental monitoring, Ecosystem based ocean management, Arctic environment, Arctic shipping, Law of the sea, environmental regime for the marine Arctic.
Vito De Lucia Professor The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø (UiT) and a Director of Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea (NCLOS). His research focuses on ocean commons, both at the theoretical level and in relation the new treaty on marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction and on the interaction between space law and law of the sea.

RADIO HOSTS
Anna Dilja Sigurdardóttir and Gudrun Havsteen-Mikkelsen.




[29.01.2024]
ARCTIC FRONTIERS TROMSO
LIVE BROADCAST
INTERVIEW & DISCUSSION

RADIO ARCTIC welcomes you to ‘Opportunities for the Arctic Youth’  - a conversation on the work and agenda of the Emerging Leaders. The session was live-broadcasted on the 29th of January at 16:00 (GMT+1) from Tromsø, Norway, in collaboration with Arctic Frontiers 2024.



SPEAKERPolina Smirnova is a researcher from Russia with a diverse academic background. She holds Bachelor's degrees in Nordic Studies and Circumpolar Studies from Russia and Norway, as well as a Master's in Energy, Environment, and Society from the University of Stavanger. Currently, Polina is pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Tromsø, where her research focuses on mobilities and security in the changing Arctic region.

RADIO HOSTS
Anna Dilja Sigurdardóttir and Gudrun Havsteen-Mikkelsen.




[21.10.2023]
ARCTIC CIRCLE ASSEMBLY RVK
LIVE BROADCAST
PANEL DISCUSSION

RADIO ARCTIC invited participants during the Arctic Circle Assembly to tune in to the live radio platform which focused on Arctic matters. The first session of Radio Arctic was a conversation with meteorologists, geophysicists, political scientists, and everything in-between. The panel session took place in an auditorium (Hringátta, Harpa K2 level at 09:00) where Radio Arctic hosted discussions on territorial claims, climate data and finally envisioning the future forecasts in the Arctic region.



PANELISTHanne Hvidtfeldt Christiansen, Professor in Physical Geography, University Centre in Svalbard - UNIS, Norway; UArctic Chair in Permafrost Physical Processes.
Gudfinna Th Adalgeirsdóttir Professor in Geophysics, University of Iceland.
Ulrik Pram Gad Senior Researcher on Global Security and Worldviews,Danish Institute for International Studies
Martin Breum Journalist and Writer, Denmark

[Martin and Ulrik joined the panel w. pre-recorded messages]

RADIO HOSTS
Anna Dilja Sigurdardóttir and Gudrun Havsteen-Mikkelsen.




[19.10.2023-21.10.2023]
ARCTIC CIRCLE ASSEMBLY RVK LIVE BROADCAST
INTERVIE

RADIO ARCTIC invites audiences at the Arctic Circle Assembly for informal interview sessions throughout the conference. The session offers a platform for the audience attending the conference to raise concerns and awareness on pressing Arctic matters, and thus giving an insight to the listeners to have an insight on the content discussed at the conference broadcasted live from Harpa in their living rooms. The session includes, scientits, experts, politicians, entrepreneurs, Arctic youth and more.


In this podcast, we feature a brief interview with Professor Lassi Heininen from the University of Lapland, conducted by Radio Arctic during the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik in October 2023. The interview focuses on Heininen's insights from the panel discussion on "GREAT POWER AND STRATEGIC RIVALRIES IN ARCTIC COOPERATION," organized by the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. Heininen emphasized the ongoing transnational collaboration in the Arctic, highlighted the commitment of the eight Arctic states to a legally binding agreement for scientific cooperation despite political conflicts. The conversation delves on the impact of the paused collaboration of the Arctic Council and Heininen's own research across disciplines.


Informal interviews and recordings Lassi Heininen, Professor of Arctic Politics at University of Lapland, Finland, and the leader of the Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security.
→ Great Power and Strategic Rivalries in the Arctic cooperation, Panel at Arctic Circle Assembly.

RADIO HOSTS
Anna Dilja Sigurdardóttir and Gudrun Havsteen-Mikkelsen.






[13.10.2023] PRE-RECORDED
INTERVIEW 

In our prerecorded conversation, we had the privilege of engaging with Martin Breum, a distinguished journalist and writer with over a decade of firsthand experience on the Arctic front line. His extensive journey includes travels with ice-breakers, interviews with scientists and politicians, and an in-depth exploration of Greenland's potential independence, North Pole ownership, and the intricate political and scientific dramas in recent Arctic history—from the perspectives of indigenous people to global superpowers. Breum, an author of impactful books on Greenland's geopolitical context such as 'Balladen om Grønland,' 'Når isen Smelter,' 'Det gælder Grønland,' and 'Cold Rush,' currently contributes articles to prominent news media like Weekendavisen and ArcticToday.

Our discussion with Martin delves into the critical importance of scientific and governmental collaboration in the Arctic. We explore the repercussions of the ongoing conflict between Russia and the West on collaboration among Arctic states, the evolving role of Arctic diplomacy in addressing climate challenges, and whether the Arctic can still be considered a 'low-tension zone.' We contemplate the prospects of renewed collaboration between the West and Russia, both within and outside the Arctic Council, and the potential impacts of military build-up in the region. The conversation also touches on the enduring importance of transnational collaboration and envisions the future shape of Arctic diplomacy amidst climate challenges. As a conclusion to our conversation, we hear about Martin Breum's personal experience of standing on the North Pole. His parting question leaves us contemplating the path forward: "Where do we go from here?"



Online interview
Martin Breum Journalist and Writer, Denmark


RADIO HOSTS
Anna Dilja Sigurdardóttir and Gudrun Havsteen-Mikkelsen.




[12.10.2023] PRE-RECORDED
INTERVIEW 

We're pleased to have Ulrik Pram Gad, a Senior Researcher on Global Security and Worldviews from the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), joining us for a pre-recorded session. Connecting from Reykjavik, and Copenhagen, Ulrik brings two decades of expertise in understanding how identities evolve in relation to the nation-state, particularly within the Greenlandic and Danish context, impacting diplomacy and security politics.

The Arctic is under increased inspection due to accelerated ice melting, opening up new access while challenging ecosystems and livelihoods. Simultaneously, the region holds substantial resources, sparking global interest. In light of these concerns, our discussion explores the potential for Greenland to collaborate with China or the US over the EU, the influence of non-Arctic states, and the role of Arctic diplomacy in addressing climate change. We delve into the dynamics of geopolitical shifts, climate-induced changes, and potential conflicts, emphasizing the significance of indigenous rights and the evolving landscape of scientific data gathering in the Arctic. Our conversation also touches on the dynamics of collaboration between the West and Russia, the possibility of military build-up, and the environmental repercussions of decisions regarding the Arctic.



Online interview
Ulrik Pram Gad Senior Researcher on Global Security and Worldviews,Danish Institute for International Studies

RADIO HOSTS
Anna Dilja Sigurdardóttir and Gudrun Havsteen-Mikkelsen.









RADIO ARCTIC is an online radio platform for discussion on Arctic matters merging climate data and geopolitics. RADIO ARCTIC host and produce radio shows and podcasts in collaboration with experts, scientists, journalists, creatives and others. Through the means of working with open-source data from weather stations in the Arctic, the broadcasted radio is envisioning the future forecast.

Founded in 2023 by Anna Diljá Sigurðardóttir and Gudrun Havsteen-Mikkelsen.

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Arctic Frontiers
Arctic Circle Assembly
Statens Kunstfond
Icelandic Meteorological Office
Iceland University of the Arts

MANY THANKS TO
Borga Magnason
Dan Tapper
Simon Toolin Remiszewski
Sandijs Ruluks
Vitikka Arto
Leif Lonsmann






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