13–15 May 2019

Monday 13 May 2019 Venue Møysalen Moderator: Ann Christin Auestad
15.00–16:30 Registration
16:30–16:40 Opening of the conference Harald Ellingsen Director, UNIS
16:40–16:45 Practical information Ann Christin Auestad
16:45–17:15 Development of an Arctic Safety Centre in Longyearbyen Fred S. Hansen / Hanne Christiansen
17:15–18:00 Setting the scene: Keynote speaker Stein P. Aasheim Author, writer, speaker
18:00–19:00 Finger food and mingling in the UNIS canteen
19:00–21:00 Excursion to the Kjell Henriksen Observatory
Tuesday 14 May 2019 Venue Møysalen: Plenary session
Moderator: Ann Christin Auestad
08:30–09:00 Morning refreshments
09:00–09:45 International Cooperation: Keynote speaker Ilan Kelman18 Reader, Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction, University College London
09:45–10:00 Break
Parallel sessions: A and B
Venue Templet

10:00–11:45

A) Operational safety
Moderator: Fred Skancke Hansen
1. Safety in SIOS I. Jennings2, F. S. Hansen1, W. Sielski3, C. A. Pedersen4; Longyearbyen, Norway SIOS
2. Support for scientists to better prepare and conduct fieldwork in the Arctic: The INTERACT fieldwork planning handbook and practical guide A. Schneider5, F. Tummon6, M. Rasch7, E. Topp-Jørgensen8, G. Fugmann9 ; Tromsø, Norway UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø
3. Polar bear – human interactions in Svalbard: Using demographic and interaction data to minimize conflict M. Andersen4, J. Aars4, M. Ekker10, P. Lutnæs11, D. Vongraven4, B. Damsgård1; Longyearbyen, Norway Norwegian Polar Institute
4. In guide we trust – Really? M. Cermack26; St. John’s, Canada
5. Managing polar bear – human interactions in unexpected locations J. Mercer13; Virginia, USA
Venue Festningen

10:00–11:45

B) Crisis Management I Moderator: Bjørn Ivar Kruke
6. The role and development of trust in emergency phases E. K. P. Roud21, A. H. Gausdal5; Bodø, Norway
7. Survival through teambuilding following a shipwreck in Arctic waters B. I. Kruke14,1; Stavanger, Norway
8. Learning from the crisis: The 2015 and 2017 avalanches in Longyearbyen A. Sydnes5,2, H. Hamnevoll12; Longyearbyen, Norway
9. Developing decision making capability for crisis management under context complexitiy: A case study from an oil and gas licence holder on the Norwegian continental shelf J. Schmied21; Bodø, Norway
10. Logistic and medical aspects in Arctic accidents M. Cermack26; St. John’s, Canada
11:45–12:00 Break
Parallel sessions: C and D
Venue Templet

12:00–13:15

C) New Technologies Moderator: Eirik Albrechtsen
11. A review of vibration condition monitoring and risk assessment of wind turbines under icing A. M. Mustafa5, T. Markeset15, A. Barabadi5,1; Tromsø, Norway
12. Risk management of wind energy transition in the Arctic region A. Nadem5; Tromsø, Norway
13. Technological solutions to ensure safe oil and gas operations in cold climate regions O. Sæter27; Stavanger, Norway
14. Resilience assessment and management: Towards a resilience tourism infrastructure in the Arctic A. Barabadi5,1; Tromsø, Norway
Venue Festningen

12:00–13:15

D) International Cooperation Moderator: Are K. Sydnes
15. Knowledge-based planning, development and monitoring in the Arctic. Linking top-down with buttom-up approaches L. Iversen35, Bergen, Norway
16. The role of agreements under the auspices of the Arctic Council in building safety in the region N. Loukacheva16; Prince George, Canada
17. The lion and the bear: Norway and Russia’s unique Arctic cooperation is a model of risk reduction J. M. McKenzie22; New London, USA
18. Business continuity management in Greenland J.Taarup-Esbensen20; Copenhagen, Denmark
13:15–14:30 Lunch and walkabout
Parallel sessions: E and F
Venue Templet

14:30–16:15

E) Natural Hazards
Moderator: Martin Indreiten
19. Avalanche warning in Svalbard O. A. Mikkelsen17, K. Hoseth17, M. Indreiten1, M. Landrø17,5, K. Muller17,5; Oslo, Norway
20. Snow cornice hazard forecasting possibilities H. Hancock1, M. Eckerstorfer24; Longyearbyen, Norway
21. Monitoring environmental hazards in the Svalbard region E. Kremenetskaya31, Y. Vinogradov31, A. Lycke32; Apatity, Russia
22. Human adaptive capabilities in harsh environments I. Wærø28, S. Saufel28, K. R. Rosness28; Trondheim, Norway
23. DRIVA – Snow depth data to assist hazard assessment in Longyearbyen, Svalbard H. Hancock1, M. Indreiten1, E. Jensen26; Longyearbyen, Norway
Venue Festningen

14:30–16:15

F) Safety Management Moderator: Abbas Barabadi
24. Climate change, energy, and maritime safety C. Webersik19; Kristiansand, Norway
25. Analyses of Arctic incidents J. P. Lorentzen23, E. Albrechtsen23,1; Trondheim, Norway
26. GIS technology to show maritime accidents in the Arctic and learn from “case study” N. Marchenko1; Longyearbyen, Norway
27. Spray icing over the Norwegian Arctic waters – statistical overview and long-term safety concerns M. Naseri5, E. M. Samuelsen5,32; Tromsø, Norway
28. Performance measurement and management in the dynamic Arctic A. Barabadi5,1; Tromsø, Norway
16:15–16:30 Break
Plenary session Moderator: Martin Indreiten
Venue Møysalen

16:30–18:00

Science Meets Practice in Svalbard
29. Rules and regulations V. Arnesen11; Longyearbyen, Norway
30. The Svalbard Portal F. S. Hansen1, H. Hamnevoll11, A. C. Auestad1; Longyearbyen, Norway
31. Experience transfer from tourist organization Thor Elvebakk, Hurtigruten Svalbard
32. Experience transfer from Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani (coal company) Jan Morten Ertsaas, SNSK
18:00 Closing of day two
19:30 Conference dinner, UNIS canteen
Wednesday 15 May 2019
08:30–09:00 Morning refreshments
Parallel sessions: G and H
Venue Templet

09:00–10:30

G) Crisis Management II Moderator: Are K. Sydnes
33. Vessel of opportunity F. Jørgensen15; Longyearbyen, Norway
34. Past, present and future of sailing in the Arctic O. T. Gudmestad14; Stavanger, Norway
35. Information sharing and emergency response coordination: The case of rescue operations in the Svalbard sea areas N. Andreassen21, O. J. Borch21,5, N. Marchenko1, A. K. Sydnes5,1; Bodø, Norway
36. Educational gaps within emergency management in Russia S. Kuznetcova34; Arkhangelsk, Russia
37. Collective improvisation in emergency management under extreme complexity E. K. P. Roud21; Bodø, Norway
Venue Festningen

09:00–10:30

H) Safety Management II Moderator: Eirik Albrechtsen
38. On the concept of risk and its application in complex operational conditions A. Ashrafi5, A. Barabadi5,1; Tromsø, Norway
39. Safety management related to oil and gas production in cold climate regions G. Brekke27; Stavanger, Norway
40. Collaboration and continuous improvement in the petroleum industry S. R. Jacobsen29; A. Oplenskedal29; Stavanger, Norway
41. Risks and uncertainties associated with project managements in Arctic offshore oil and gas industry A. Karlsen5, M. Naseri5; Tromsø, Norway
10:30–10:45 Closing session Harald Ellingsen

 

Affiliations:

1. The University Centre in Svalbard 13. US National Science Foundation 25. Telenor Svalbard AS
2. SIOS Knowledge Centre 14. University of Stavanger 26. Memorial University of Newfoundland
3. Polish Academy of Sciences 15. Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) 27. Equinor ASA
4. Norwegian Polar Institute 16. University of Northern British Columbia 28. SINTEF Digital
5. UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø 17. Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) 29. Petroleum Safety Authority Norway
6. University of Copenhagen 18. University College London 30. Russian Academy of Sciences
7. Aarhus University 19. University of Agder 31. NORSAR
8. Alfred-Wegener-Institute 20. University College Copenhagen 32. Norwegian Meteorological Institute
9. Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) 21. Nord University 33. Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN)
10. Norwegian Environment Agency 22. United States Coast Guard Academy 34. Northern Arctic Federal University
11. The Governor of Svalbard 23. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) 35. Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
12. Evelyne Binsack Outdoor GmbH 24. NORCE

 

About the Arctic Safety Centre

The Arctic Safety Centre is being developed to contribute to safe and sustainable human activity in the high Arctic by combining natural sciences, HSE and risk and safety theory in education, research and experience training. Visit the web site here.

 

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