Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Arctic FrontiersYou are welcome to apply for the upcoming Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders 2018, - a pan-Arctic mentoring program in the High North - taking place 17 - 23 January.

30 selected candidates from different countries participate in a blend of technical, social and cultural events accompanied by mentors from business, politics and academia. The program starts in the city of Bodø, then continues onboard the Norwegian Coastal Express “Hurtigruten” to Svolvær/Lofoten and ends in Tromsø, “the gateway to the Arctic”. The group may explore the marine resources and potential in the Lofoten Islands, and all participants will be challenged to engage in discussions and presentations during the program.

Emerging Leaders is organized by Arctic Frontiers.

The program is linked to the topic of Arctic Frontiers 2018 “Connecting the Arctic” and includes the following sessions:

  • Session 1: Politics and Security in the High North
  • Session 2: Annual topic: 2018: Connecting the Arctic
  • Session 3: Technology Development and Arctic Business
  • Session 4: Workshop, preparing a presentation

The 2018 topic will relate to marine litter, marine technology and knowledge based management.

The Emerging Leaders programme makes up a unique international network across academia, business and public sector. The participants takes part in a knowledge based Arctic journey that starts in Bodø with a visit to the Norwegian Aviation Museum and the Search and Rescue Headquarter via Lofotens fishing and aquaculture industries, and up to Arctic Frontiers international conference in Tromsø.
The participation fee is 30.000 NOK (mva not included) and covers all expenses related accommodation, food and transport.

Please, note that all applications should be sent asap and confirmed before 1 October 2017.

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APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
Email: info(at)

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