International Cooperation in Action: UK Arctic Bursary Schemes - Greenland, Iceland and Japan

24 March 2024 | 13:30 - 15:30 (UK) 

Open Session - HYBRID

Room:  Salisbury (JMCC)

Organiser:  Henry Burgess (NERC Arctic Office); Nicola Munro (NERC Arctic Office)


Event description:

Research in the Arctic is key to understanding unique environments with global impact, including the effects of climate change. The UK is home to excellent Arctic research – naturally reliant on strong collaborative ties with Arctic partners. The UK has initiated several Arctic Science Bursary Schemes to strengthen ties and foster new research partnerships in the Arctic.

In this session, we will hear presentations of joint work from ongoing UK-Greenland collaborations as well as new partnerships with Iceland and Japan. in joint discussions through a moderated panel discussion and opportunities for audience Q&A and networking. Through a moderated panel discussion with opportunity for audience engagement, we will consider how best to support international collaboration in the Arctic in a manner suited to the local context and with a view for building lasting partnerships.


Draft Agenda

  • 13.30    Welcome

Anne Laugesen, Science and Innovation Officer, British Embassy Copenhagen

  • 13.35    Overview of the approach to UK Arctic science bursaries

Henry Burgess, Head, NERC Arctic Office

  • 13.45    UK-Iceland Arctic Science Bursaries 2024-2025

Ágúst Hjörtur Ingþórsson – General Director, Rannís; Icelandic Centre for Research

  • 13.55    Greenland National Research Strategy and UK-Greenland Arctic Science Bursaries

Daniel Lyberth Hauptmann – Arctic Hub, Greenland

  • 14.05    Presentations of UK-Greenland collaborations
    • Prof. Isla Myers-Smith, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh
    • Harold Lovell, Senior Lecturer, Glaciology, University of Portsmouth
    • Christine Batchelor, Lecturer, Physical Geography, Newcastle University
    • Joseph Marlow, Postdoctoral Researcher, Scottish Association of Marine Science
    • Kathryn Adamson, Senior Lecturer, Physical Geography, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 15.00    Panel discussion and joint Q&A session
  • 15.30    End of session