14/10/2015

Future development of hydropower in the Arctic area

  • Arctic Circle 2015

The annual Arctic Circle Assembly has become the largest international gathering on the Arctic, attended by more than 1500 participants from close to 50 countries. It will be held for the 3rd time in Reykjavík Iceland on October 16-18 2015. 

French President Francois Hollande, Premier of Québec Philippe Couillard, Prince Albert II of Monaco as well officials and delegations from major players in the arctic will attend this year‘s assembly stressing the relevance of the Arctic in the international debate on climate change.

A special session on the future development of hydropower in the Arctic area will be organized by Verkís on Saturday 18th October at Harpa.

SESSION:
Future development of hydropower in the Arctic area 
Location: Stemma, Harpa First Level
Time:  Saturday between 17.00 – 18.30

SPEAKERS:
Oddur Sigurðsson, Glaciological researcher,
Icelandic Meteorological Office: Influence of climate change on glaciers.

Óli Grétar Blöndal, Executive Vice President,
Landsvirkjun: Influence of climate change on hydropower from glacier rivers.

Óskar Pétur Einarsson, Mechanical Engineer,
Verkis: Challenges of hydropower in permafrost.

Chair: Sveinn Ingi Ólafsson, Managing Director / CEO, Verkís

More on the Arctic Circle Assembly website. http://arcticcircle.org/