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Polarforum 2015

Polarforum 2015. Foto: Ida Kinner

Documentation and summary

Summary of announcements, opportunities and actions (pdf 96 kB)

Highlighted documents and reports (pdf 101 kB)

Introduction and updates

By the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat and the Swedish Research Council.

From our Perspective – Björn Dahlbäck, Swedish Polar Research Secretariat (pdf 554 kb)

Swedish Research Council and Polar Research – Dan Holtstam, Swedish Research Council (pdf 903 kB)

Future prospective and calls, polar data policy – Ulf Jonsell, Swedish Polar Research Secretariat (pdf 1.3 MB)

Thematic group discussions

Terrestrial and cryosphere group

Agenda: Terrestrial and cryosphere group (pdf 123 kB)

Meeting notes: Terrestrial and cryosphere group (pdf 118 kB)


Terrestrial and cryosphere: on the IPCC report and the new platform IPBES – Ulf Molau (pdf 5 MB)

Arctic Freshwater Synthesis – Arvid Bring and Johanna Mård (pdf 500 kB)

Permafrost – decadal responses to climate change: MSCA-IF-H2020 project – Mats Björkman (pdf 1.4 MB)

Human and social group

Agenda: Human and social group (pdf 122 kB)

Summary: Human and social group (pdf 79 kB)


SCALMIN 2 Qullissat, Greenland – Dag Avango (pdf 5.4 MB)

Marine and atmosphere group

Agenda: Marine and atmosphere group (pdf 120 kB)

Meeting presentation (pdf 467 kB)

Summary (soon to be published)


CCAMLR – Bo Fernholm (pdf 55 kB)

Arctic in Rapid Transit – Anna Nikolopoulos (pdf 1 MB)

ERA-Planet – Katarina Gårdfeldt (pdf 295 kB)

Operational support for polar research – discussion

Background talk and instructions (pdf 607 kB)

Summary of group discussions (Google Docs)
Summary available for online commenting until 15 December.

Three summers in the Arctic – reports from SWEDARCTIC 2015

Contact presenters for further information.

  • First steps from and to the water: exploring early aquatic tetrapod ecosystems on Greenland – Benjamin Kear, Uppsala University
  • Arctic Islands – ecology in the past, present and future – Patricia Pecnerova, Swedish Museum of Natural History
  • Pathways of Petermann Glacier meltwater, Greenland – Céline Heuzé, University of Gothenburg

Download programme (pdf 2 MB)


Ulf Jonsell
E-mail: ulf.jonsell@polar.se
Phone: 08-450 25 13


The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat and Swedish Research Council have established a shared roadmap for support to research projects in polar regions outside Sweden.