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Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan
Poster session, 12:50-14:00
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Poster session, 12:50-14:00
Traditional clothing for work in cold climate
Jan Børre Hansen*1, Ove Tobias Gudmestad2,1
1University of Tromsø, Norway, 2University of Stavanger, Norway
About LEO, the Local Environmental Observer Network - A community-based system for surveillance of climate, environment, and health events
Michael Brubaker*, James Berner, Moses Tceripanoff
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, USA
The elusive social and energy sustainability: Debates from the Barents energyscape
Hanna Lempinen
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland
Safety and security development in the Arctic: future challenges and recent experiences
Niko Niemisalo, Ari Karjalainen*, Pekka Livari
Multidimensional Tourism Institute, Finland
Ethnic difference in the prevalence of angina pectoris in Sami and non-Sami populations: The SAMINOR study
Bent-Martin Eliassen*1, Sidsel-Graff Iversen2,3, Marita Melhus1, Ketil Lenert Hansen1, Maja-Lisa Løchen3, Ann Ragnhild Broderstad1,4
1Centre for Sami health research, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway, 2Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway, 3Department of Community Medicine, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway, 4Department of Medicine, University Hospital of Northern Norway, Norway
The fulfilment of Norway's legal obligations to the Sámi - assessed by three current examples
Øyvind Ravna
UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Faculty of Law, Norway
Respiratory protective devices in the mining industry - fit factor testing
Merethe Larsen
Universityhospital of North Norway, Norway
Our practice of health preservation of indigenous peoples in the North of Russia
Leonid Zubov*, Galina Degteva
Northern State Medical University, Russia
Qualitative improvement of health services for indigenous people in remote areas in the Nenets Region of Russia
Anton Karpunov*1, Vladimir Ilin1, Svetlana Manankova Bye2, Leonid Zubov3
1Nenets Regional Hospital, Russia, 2Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine, Norway, 3Northen State Medical University, Russia
The Incidence and Immunological Reactivity at Working in the Conditions of the Arctic
Dobrodeyeva Lilia Konstantinovna*1, Samodova Anna Vasilyevna1,2, Stavinsakya Olga Aleksandrovna1,2
1Institute of physiology of natural adaptations of URO Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, 2Arkhangelsk URO Russian Academy of Sciences scientific center, Russia
Social Baseline Study as Guideline for coordinated CSR performance in Greenland
Anne Merrild Hansen*1,5, Julia Adamson2, Hugo LeBreton3, HP Christensen3, Eimund Garpestad4
1Maersk Oil Kalaallit Nunaat A/S, Greenland, 2Cairn Energy PlC, Greenland, 3Shell Greenland, Greenland, 4ConocoPhillips, Norway, 5Aalborg University, Denmark
Morten Skandfer*1, Ljudmila Talykova2, Tormod Brenn3, Tohr Nilsson4,5, Arild Vaktskjold6,1
1Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital North Norway, Norway, 2Kola Research Laboratory of Occupational Health, Russia, 3Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway, 4Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sundsvall-Härnösand County Hospital, Sweden, 5Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Public Health & Clinical medicine, Sweden, 6Institutt for idrett og aktiv livsstil, Høyskolen i Hedmark, Norway
Ethical Issues in Community-Based Participatory Research in the North: Challenges and Opportunities
Rhonda M. Johnson*1, Elizabeth Rink2
1University of Alaska Anchorage, USA, 2Montana State University, USA
Seasonality in sleep across three seasons at 69° north
Oddgeir Friborg*1,2, Michael Gradisar3
1Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Psychology, University of Tromsø, Norway, 2Psychiatric Research Centre of Northern Norway, University Hospital of Northern Norway, Norway, 3Department of Psychology, Flinders University, Australia
Test of respiratory protection devices in cold climate
Ellen Katrine Jensen*1, Steingrim Bosheim2, Daniel Gylestam3, Marianne Dalene3, Arild Øvrum4, Jan Olaf Sevland5, Gunnar Skarping3
1Statoil ASA, Norway, 2Statoil ASA, Norway, 3IFKAN, Sweden, 4Statoil ASA, Norway, 5Statoil ASA, Norway
The cure for what ails you: rural and remote nursing in the Arctic.
Christopher Nelson1
1University of Alaska - Anchorage, USA, 2University of Oulu, Finland
Practical health co-operation - the impact of a referral template on quality of care and health care co-operation: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial
Henrik Wåhlberg*2,1, Per Christian Valle1, Siri Malm1, Ann Ragnhild Broderstad2,1
1University Hospital of North Norway Harstad, Norway, 2University of Tromsø, Norway
Views of Southeast Alaska Native Young Adults toward media and non-media-based smoking cessation interventions
Kathryn J. Anderson1, Ellen D. S. Lopez1, Edy E. Rodewald3, Andrea S. Thomas3, Rhonda M. Johnson*2, Monica C. Skewes1, Gabriel M. Garcia2
1University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA, 2University of Alaska Anchorage, USA, 3SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, USA
Guidelines for working in cold climate. Risk management of work in cold climate
Arne Haugan*1, Steingrim Bosheim1, Arild Øvrum1, Hilde Færevik2, Øystein Wiggen2
1Statoil ASA, Norway, 2SINTEF, Norway
Northern Shift of Species: Effects of Mackerel Processing in Iceland; Social- and Economical and adaptability analysis of the Municipality of Vopnafjörður at the North- East Coast of Iceland.
Sigmar Arnarsson
Norwegian College of Fisheries, Norway
Growing up in the Arctic – no disadvantage for bone. Fit Futures, The Tromsø Study
Anne Winther*1, Elaine Dennison2,3, Luai Awad Ahmed1, Anne-Sofie Furberg1, Guri Grimnes4,1, Rolf Jorde4,1, Ole Andreas Nilsen1, Clara Gram Gjesdal5,6, Nina Emaus1
1The Arctic University of Norway, Norway, 2MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, UK, 3Victoria University, New Zealand, 4University Hospital of North Norway, Norway, 5Haukeland University Hospital, Norway, 6University of Bergen, Norway
Wellbeing in adapting to a changing north
Helene Amundsen*1, Grete K. Hovelsrud1,2
1CICERO, Norway, 2Nordland Research Institute, Norway
Creating competitive edge from the Arctic conditions
Ari Karjalainen*, Heikki Konttaniemi
Lapland University Of Applied Sciences, Finland
Single-industry towns in the Russian Arctic: social aspects of sustainability
Larissa Riabova*, Vladimir Didyk
Luzin Institute for Economic Studies, Kola Science Centre RAS, Russia
Barents Peace Education Network (BPEN)
Christine Smith-Simonsen
UiT, CPS, Norway
State of Knowledge of Canada’s North: implications for the wellbeing of Northerners
Susan File, Jocelyn Joe-Strack, David Miller, David J. Scott*
Canadian Polar Commission, Canada
Self-rated health among Greenlandic Inuit and Norwegian Sami adolescents: associated risk and protective correlates.
Anna Rita Spein*1,2, Cecilia Petrine Pedersen1, Anne Cathrine Silviken1, Marita Melhus1, Siv Eli Kvernmo1, Peter Bjerregaard1
1Center for Sami Health Research, Norway, 2Univsersity Hosipital of North Norway, Norway
Social trust as an indicator of social capital and its effect on depression
Arndis Vilhjalmsdottir*1, Haukur Freyr Gylfason2
1University of Iceland, Iceland, 2University of Reykjavik, Iceland
Walking on Thin Ice: Extractive Industries and Indigenous Peoples in the Russian Arctic
Anna Varfolomeeva
Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden
Training of specialists for underwater work in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation
Sergey Degtev*, Galina Degteva
Northern State Medical University, Russia
Is walking to school beneficial for bone? Fit Futures, The Tromsø Study  
Ole Andreas Nilsen*1, Anne Winther1, Luai Awad Ahmed1, Elaine Dennison2,3, Anne-Sofie Furberg4, Guri Grimnes5,6, Rolf Jorde5,6, Nina Emaus1
1Department of Health and Care Sciences, The Arctic University of Norway, Norway, 2MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, UK, 3Victoria University, New Zealand, 4Department of Community Medicine, The Arctic University of Norway, Norway, 5Division of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of North Norway, Norway, 6Endocrine Research Group, Department of Clinical Medicine, The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
The ways of connection with “the mainland” among hunters and reindeer herders in the Extreme North of Russia
Vera Kuklina
V.B. Sochava Institute of Geography SB RAS, Russia
The Indigenous People of Krasnoyarsk Region. Past and Present.
Artem Shakhmatov
Siberian Federal University, Russia
To be or not to be: the single-industry city as one of the ways to work and live in the Arctic
Iuliia Zaika*1, Elena Golubeva2
1Khibiny Scientific Station of the Faculty of Geography Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, 2The Faculty of Geography Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
The Arctic Indigenous peoples and their involvement at different levels of decision-making
Michal Symonides
University of Grenoble, France
APECS Traditional Knowledge Working Group: A platform to communicate urgent issues
Christie Logvinova*1, Iglika Trifonova2, Jennie Knopp3, Yulia Zaika4
1Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, USA, 2Faculty of Mass Communication, Sofia University, Bulgaria, 3Inuvialuit Joint Secretariat and Resource Boards, Canada, 4The Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Sweet dreams and good mornings: High North parenting of sleep transitions for extreme sleep-type children
Tove I. Dahl*1, Lisa Sethre-Hofstad2
1UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway, 2Concorida College, USA
Arctic hearts - Seasonal variation in cardiovascular disease risk factors in the Tromsø Study 1979-2008
Laila Hopstock*1, Adrian Barnett2, Kaare Bønaa1,3, Jan Mannsverk4, Inger Njølstad1, Tom Wilsgaard1
1UiT - The Arctic University of Norway, Norway, 2Queensland University of Technology, Australia, 3Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, 4University Hospital of Northern Norway, Norway
Gambling Behavior and Problem Gambling Reflecting Social Transition?
Christina VL Larsen*1, Tine Curtis2,1, Peter Bjerregaard1
1National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark, 2Local Government Denmark, Denmark
International Migration in the Arctic
Timothy Heleniak
University of Maryland, USA
The Dislocation of Maternal and Reproductive Health Care in Canada’s North
Rachel Kohut
The Arctic Institute, Canada
How can the built environment support living in Northern conditions?
Essi Oikarinen
University of Oulu, Department of Architecture, Finland
Eni Norge AS sustainability approach in the northern region of Norway
Eirik Darell Holand*1, Piera Raffaella Turati2
1Eni Norge AS, Norway, 2Eni E&P, Italy
The influence of lifestyle factors on vitamin D levels in an adolescent population living at 69° North
Johanna Öberg*1, Rolf Jorde1,2, Bjørg Almås3,4, Guri Grimnes1,2
1University of Tromsø, Norway, 2Univeristy Hospital of North Norway, Norway, 3University of Bergen, Norway, 4Haukeland University Hospital, Norway
Working environment and health in the Norwegian fishing fleet - challenges and health promoting factors
Mariann Sandsund*1, Ingunn Marie Holmen2, Lisbeth Aasmoe3, Berit Bang3, Signe Sønvisen2, Trine Thorvaldsen2, Anita Øren1, Cecilie Thon Heidelberg3
1SINTEF Technology and Society, Norway, 2SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture, Norway, 3University Hospital North Norway, Norway
Nutritional status among Northern Swedish school children 1929-1931 - a unique baseline for future multigenerational epidemiology
Lena Maria Nilsson*1,2, Magnus Domellöf3, Mats Eliasson4,2, Elisabeth Engberg5, Lars-Göran Nilsson6, Bethany Van Guelpen7
1Arctic Research Centre, Umeå university, Sweden, 2Public health and clinical medicine, Umeå university, Sweden, 3Clinical Science, Pediatrics, Umeå university, Sweden, 4Medicine, Sunderby Hospital, Sweden, 5Demographic Database, Umeå university, Sweden, 6Psychology, Stockholm university, Sweden, 7Medical Biosciences, Pathology, Umeå university, Sweden
Alcohol use and sleeping problems in the High North: Results from the Tromsø Study
Kamilla Rognmo
UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
Navigating local knowledge:Understanding continuity and change within the traditional healing practices of Northern Norway.
Mona Anita Kiil
University of Tromsø-The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
A call for urgent monitoring of food and water security based on relevant indicators for the Arctic
Lena Maria Nilsson*1,2, Georgia Destouni3, James Berner4, Alexey Dudarev5, Gert Mulvad6, Jon-Öyvind Odland7, Alan Parkinson8, Constantine Tikhonov9, Arja Rautio10, Birgitta Evengård11
1Arctic Research Centre, Umeå university, Sweden, 2Public health and clinical medicine, Umeå university, Sweden, 3Department of Physical Geography and Quarternary Geology, and Bert Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm university, Sweden, 4Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, USA, 5Northwest Public Health Research Center, Russia, 6University of Greenland, Greenland Center for Health Research, Greenland, 7Health science, University of Tromsö, Norway, 8Arctic Investigations Program, US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, USA, 9Health Canada, Environmental Public Health Division, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Canada, 10Thule institute, University of Oulu, Finland, 11Clinical microbiology, Infectious diseases, Umeå university, Sweden
Single-industry towns in the Russian Arctic: social aspects of sustainability
Larissa Riabova*, Vladimir Didyk
Luzin Institute for Economic Studies of the Kola Science Centre RAS, Russia
Food- and waterborne diseases in the Russian Arctic, Siberia and the Far East, 2000-2011
Alexey Dudarev1, Vitaliy Dorofeyev2, Eugenia Dushkina1, Pavel Alloyarov1, Valery Chupakhin1, Yuliya Sladkova1, Tatjana Kolesnikova1, Kirill Fridman1, Lena Maria Nilsson3,4, Birgitta Evengård*3,5
1Northwest Public Health Research Center, Russia, 2Dubna City Hospita, Russia, 3Arctic Research Centre, Umeå university, Sweden, 4Public health and clinical medicine, Umeå university, Sweden, 5Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Umeå University, Sweden
Clothing integrated sensors for monitoring of workers in the cold.
Øystein Nordrum Wiggen*1, Julie Renberg1, Trine M. Seeberg2, Astrid-Sofie B. Vardøy2, Hilde Færevik1
1SINTEF Technology and Society, Department of Health Research, Norway, 2SINTEF Informatics and Communication Technology, Department of Instrumentation, Norway
Towards reduced impacts on Arctic communities: socio-economic impact indicators
Judith Klostermann*1, Natalia Valeeva2, Wies Breeksema3
1Wageningen University and Research Centre, Alterra, The Netherlands, 2Wageningen University and Research Centre, LEI, The Netherlands, 3Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Pre-hospital fluid infusion and oxygen administration in cold climate
Sirkka Rissanen*1, Helge Brändström2, Hannu Rintamäki1,3
1Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland, 2Norrlands Universitetssjukhus, Akut&Katastrof Medicinskt Centrum, Sweden, 3University of Oulu, Department of Biomedicine, Finland
“Bridging Early Career Researchers and Indigenous Peoples in Nordic Countries”: Building Nordic Networks
Laura Fleming Sharp1, Gerlis Fugmann2, Frigga Kruse*3, Yulia Zaika4
1Arctic Studies Centre, USA, 2Association of Polar Early Career Scientists / University of Tromsø, Norway, 3University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 4Faculty of Geography Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Human thermal responses in cold during reindeer safaris
Susanna Pääkkölä*1, Sirkka Rissanen2, Hannu Rintamäki2,3, Päivi Soppela1
11Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland, 22Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Physical Work Capacity, Finland, 33Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Physiology, Finland
Bringing in the child: looking at the experienced involvement of children's participation in life situations
Gregor Maxwell
Høgskolen i Harstad, Norway
Combined exposures to hand-arm vibration and cold: additive, synergistic or antagonistic effects on workers’ hands?
Hans Pettersson1,2
1Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland, 2Umea University, Sweden
Melatonin, mood and daylight in the Arctic
Tonje Braaten*, Torkjel Sandanger, Eiliv Lund
UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
Arctic healthcare: Contextual approach to adaptation and wellbeing of short-term visitors 
Svetlana Usenyuk
Aalto University, Finland
Social and psychological peculiarities of shift work in the Far North
Irina Porokhina*, Natalia Simonova
Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Russia
Death after trauma in the Rural High North
Håkon Kvåle Bakke*1,2, Torben Wisborg3,2, Ingrid Schrøder Hansen4,5, Anette Bakkane Bendixen4,5, Inge Morild4,5, Peer K. Lilleng4,5, Trond Dehli2
1Helgeland Hospital Mo i Rana, Norway, 2Anaesthesia and Critical Care Research Group, University of Tromsø, Norway, 3Hammerfest Hospital, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Finnmark Health Trust, Norway, 4Section of Pathology, The Gade Institute, University of Bergen, Norway, 5Department of Pathology Haukeland University Hospital, Norway, 6Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University Hospital of Northern Norway, Norway
Circumpolar Inuit Health Priorities: Best Health Practices and Research
Leanna Ellsworth*, Eva Kruemmel, Annmaree O'Keeffe, Stephanie Meakin
Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Canada, Canada
Parasitosis as an aspect of global warming in circumpolar area
Natalya Bobyreva, Galina Degteva*, Ludmila Shipina
Northern State Medical University, Russia
Medical examinations as a basis for the prevention of disease shift workers in the Arctic
Nadezda Dubinina*, Galina Degteva, Yana Korneeva
Northern State Medical University, Russia
Physical activity patterns in Greenland: A country in transition
Inger Katrine Dahl-Petersen*, Peter Bjerregaard
National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Climate Change and infectious diseases emergence in the circumpolar north: Actions to be undertaken to improve knowledge, disease detection and prevention and control.
Alan Parkinson
Arctic Investigations Program, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, USA
A Case Study of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Sexual and Reproductive Health Intervention for Youth in the Arctic: The Intersection of Western and Indigenous Research Methodologies
Elizabeth Rink*1, Ruth Montgomery-Andersen2, Rhonda Johnson3
1Montana State University, USA, 2Ilisimatusarfik (University of Greenland), Greenland, 3University of Alaska, USA
Occupational exposure and health among workers in a North Norwegian mine
Anna Louise Aminoff*1, Morten Skandfer1, Ingemar Rodin1, Arild Vaktskjold1,2, Bodil Bjør3
1Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University hospital of North Norway, Norway, 2Institutt for idrett og aktiv livsstil, Hoyskolen i Hedmark, Norway, 3Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Sweden
Informed Adaptation: how a combination of telecommunications and sentinel surveillance is promoting local adaptation to climate change in Alaska
David Driscoll
University of Alaska Anchorage, USA
Sleep disturbance and chronic pain in northern Norway
Svein Bergvik*1,2, Lena Danielsson2
1UiT-The Arctic University of Norway, Norway, 2University Hospital of Northern Norway, Norway
Circumpolar Health Research Network (CHRN)
Peter Bjerregaard, Christina VL Larsen*
National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Professional markers safe behavior of shift workers in the Far North
Tamara Olegovna
Northern State Medical University, Russia
Blueprinting resilience of future Arctic communities?
Tobias Luthe*, Romano Wyss
University of Chur, Switzerland
Food Security: From Traditional to Western Diet – Is It a Viable Option? A Discussion Based on the Results  of the Bering Sea Sub Network (BSSN): A Distributed Human Sensor Array to Detect Arctic Environmental Change. 
Victoria Gofman*1,2, Lilian Alessa3, Patricia Cochran4, Andrew Kliskey3, Becky Quinlan2, Rebecca Hulme2
1Collaborative Research & Consulting, USA, 2Aleut International Association, USA, 3Resilience and Adaptive Management Group, University of Alaska, Anchorage, USA, 4Alaska Native Science Commission, USA
UNIS` Risk management of students and scientists fieldwork in the high arctic.
Fred Skancke Hansen*, Martin Indreiten
UNIS, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Accomplishment of the first study of HSE in the Arctic in connection with MARKOM2020; ASHE - 201, at UNIS in November 2013.
Fred Skancke Hansen*, Martin Indreiten
UNIS, Norway
The Nunavut Inuit Health Survey: Understanding its influence and legacy
Natan Obed*, Sharon Edmunds
Nunavut Tunngaik Inc, Canada
An extraordinary avalanche winter 2012-13. A season report from Troms county, Norway
Ragnar Glomseth1,2, Tor André Skjelbakken2, Knut Fredriksen*1,3
1UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Norway, 22Tromsø Red Cross Avalanche Rescue Team, Norway, 3University Hospital of North Norway, Norway
A millennium of changing environment in the Kangersuneq and the Kapisillit fjord system, West Greenland: Interdisciplinary analyses of climate variability and settlement patterns
Ann Eileen Lennert1
1Greenland Climate Research Center, Greenland, 2University of Greenland, Greenland
Public health in Russian Arcticand Climate Change: Results of the first studies
Boris Revich*1, Nikolay Tokarevich2, Bogdan Gnativ3
1Ins. of Forecasting RAS, Russia, 2Paster Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Russia, 3Center of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Komi Republic, Russia
Spatial and temporal investigation of enantiomeric fractions for pesticides in Calanus spp. from three Arctic fjords
Pernilla Carlsson*1, Nicholas Warner2, Ingeborg Hallanger3, Dorte Herzke2, Roland Kallenborn1,4
1University Centre in Svalbard, Norway, 2Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Norway, 3University of Tromsø, Norway, 4Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
Contaminants in Greenlandic food and chiral pesticides as indicators for selective uptake processes
Pernilla Carlsson*1, Dorte Herzke2, Roland Kallenborn1,2
1unversity Centre in Svalbard, Norway, 2Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Norway, 3University of Tromsø, Norway
The deposition and fate of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and other persistent chemicals in the seasonal snowpack: implications for spring runoff
Crispin Halsall
Lancaster University, UK
The ArcRisk results web site - communicating research results to a broader audience
John Munthe*1, Eva Brorström-Lundén1, Hanna Andersson1, Pernilla Carlsson2, Simon Wilson3, Marie Hedberg1
1IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Sweden, 2UNIS University Center Svalbard, Norway, 3Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme, Norway
Small plastics - big problem? Microplastics in Arctic Marine Environments
Claudia Halsband*1, Kevin Thomas2, Dorte Herzke3, Geir W. Gabrielsen4, Paul E. Renaud5, Inger Lise Nerland2
1Akvaplan-niva, Norway, 2NIVA, Norway, 3NILU, Norway, 4NPI, Norway, 5UNIS, Norway
Adaptive changes in fatty acid compositions of whitefish Coregonus lavaretus L. under long-term oil pollution
Julia Lukina*1, Anatoly Lukin2
1Northern Water Problems Institute, Karelian Research Center, Russian Academy of Science, Russia, 2Istitute of Industrial Ecological Problems, Kola Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Science, Russia
Dietary exposure to dioxins and PCBs in pregnant Norwegian women: Results from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort study
Ida Henriette Caspersen, Helle Katrine Knutsen*, Anne Lise Brantsæter, Margaretha Haugen, Jan Alexander, Helle Margrete Meltzer, Helen Kvalem
Norwegian Institute of Puvlic Health, Norway
Estimation of health risk by using toxicokinetic modelling: A case study of polychlorinated biphenyl PCB153
Khaled Abass1, Antti Huusko*1, Pentti Nieminen2, Päivi Myllynen3, Olavi Pelkonen3, Kirsi Vahakangas4, Arja Rautio1
1Centre for Arctic Medicine, Thule Institute, University of Oulu, Finland, 2Medical Informatics and Statistics Research Group, University of Oulu, Finland, 3Institute of Biomedicine, University of Oulu, Finland, 4Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Xenobiotic metabolism in vitro - implications for chemical risk assessment in biomedical research
khaled Abass*1,2, Olavi Pelkonen2, Arja Rautio1
1Centre for Arctic Medicine, Thule Institute, University of Oulu, Finland, 2Pharmacology and Toxicology department, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Oulu, Finland
The levels of Toxic and essential elements in human blood in Northern Finland and its health implications
Khaled Abass*1, Markku Koiranen2, Majda Pavlin3, Darja Mazej3, Milena Horvat3, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin2, Arja Rautio1
1Centre for Arctic Medicine, Thule Institute, University of Oulu, Finland, 2Institute of Health Sciences, University of Oulu, Finland, 3Department of Environmental Sciences, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Organic anion transporter 4 (OAT4) modifies placental transfer of perfluorinated compounds PFOS and PFOA
Maria Kummu*1,2, Elina Sieppi1,2, Jani koponen4, Hannu Kiviranta4, Kirsi Vähäkangas3, Arja Rautio2, Päivi Myllynen1,2
1Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Oulu, Finland, 2Center for Arctic Medicine, Thule Institute, University of Oulu, Finland, 3Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy/Toxicology, University of Eastern Finland, Finland, 4Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
Ocean current transportation of sediments and heavy metals in Ingøydjupet, SW Barents Sea
Juho Junttila*1, Noortje Dijkstra1, JoLynn Carroll1,2, Katrine Husum1
1Department of Geology, UiT, Norway, 2Akvaplan-niva AS, Norway
Exploring pathways of strategic communication within the Distributed Biological Observatory (DBO) of the Pacific-Arctic Region
Kristen L Shake*1, Karen E Frey1, Jacqueline M Grebmeier2, Sue E Moore4, Lee W Cooper2, Robert S Pickart3
1Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, USA, 2Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland, USA, 3Department of Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA, 4NOAA, Fisheries, Office of Science and Technology, USA
Benthic foraminifera as indicators of natural variability and anthropogenic impact - environmental change in the SW Barents Sea
Noortje Dijkstra*1, Juho Junttila1, JoLynn Carroll1,2, Katrine Husum1, Morten Hald1, Georg Elvebakk1, Fred Godtliebsen0
1University of Tromsø, Norway, 2Akvaplan-niva AS, Norway
Microscale variations in a blue mussel Mytilus edulis population: Morphometry and oxidative stress
Ekaterina Korshunova*1,2, Amarante Vitra2, Laura Petes3, Mathilde Loubeyres1, Marianne Frantzen1, Jasmine Nahrgang2
1Akvaplan-niva, Norway, 2University of Tromsø, Norway, 3NOAA Climate Program Office, USA
Organotin distribution in sediments of harbours around Svalbard
Martine van den Heuvel-Greve*1, Ariadna Szczybelski2, Nico van den Brink3, Michiel Kotterman1, Christiaan Kwadijk1, Anita Evenset4
1IMARES Wageningen UR, The Netherlands, 2Wageningen University, The Netherlands, 3Alterra Wageningen UR, The Netherlands, 4Akvaplan-niva, Norway
Development of ARCtic Biological INDicators for the impact assessment of (new) human activities: the ARCIND Project
Ariadna Szczybelski*1, Martine van den Heuvel-Greve2, Nico van den Brink3, Anita Evenset4, Geir Wing Gabrielsen5, Anja Johansen Haugerud6, Albert A. Koelmans1
1Wageningen University, The Netherlands, 2IMARES Wageningen UR, The Netherlands, 3Alterra Wageningen UR, The Netherlands, 4Akvaplan-niva, Norway, 5Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway, 6Statoil ASA, Norway
Comparative analysis of human impact on the environment in Arctic settlements Longyearbyen and Barentsburg (Spitsbergen)
Anna Abramova*1,2, Nataly Marchenko2
1Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, 2The University Centre in Svalbard, Norway
C:N:P Stoichiometry as an indicator of nutrient limitation on an Arctic hillslope
Serina Robinson*1, John Schade1, Sue Natali3, Michael Loranty2
1St. Olaf College, USA, 2Colgate University, USA, 3Woods Hole Research Center, USA
Identification of environmental sources of lead exposure in Nunavut, Canada
Myriam Fillion*1,2, Jules Blais2, Emmanuel Yumvihoze1, Maya Nakajima3, Peter Workman3, Geraldine Osborne3, Maureen Baikie3, Hing Man Chan1
1Centre for Advanced Research in Environmental Genomics, University of Ottawa, Canada, 2Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Canada, 3Department of Health and Social Services, Government of Nunavut, Canada
Working with communities: tools offered by APECS to engage early career researchers
J Tondu1,2, N Gantner1,3, A Balasubramaniam1,2, L Chavarie1,4, M Ip5, D Simmons6, J-S Moore*7,8, R Fielding8,9, K Campbell10,11, J Provencher5,8
1APECS Canada Board of Directors, Canada, 2Univeristy of Waterloo, Canada, 3Trent University, Canada, 4University of Alberta, Canada, 5Carleton University, Canada, 6Sahtú Renewable Resources Board, Canada, 7Laval University, Canada, 8APECS Executive Committee, Norway, 9University of Denver, USA, 10ArcticNet Student Association Executive Committee, Canada, 11University of Manitoba, Canada
Occurrence of antibiotic resistance in marine sediments and fauna along an exposure gradient in Arctic Greenland
Maria Granberg*1,2, Ingela Dahllöf2
1Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway, 2University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Methylmercury biomagnification in an Arctic food web
Anders Ruus*1, Ida Beate Øverjordet2, Hans Fredrik V. Braaten1, Anita Evenset3, Geir Wing Gabrielsen4, Katrine Borgå1,5
1Norwegian Institute for Water Reserarch - NIVA, Norway, 2SINTEF, Norway, 3Akvaplan-niva, Norway, 4Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway, 5Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Norway
Quantitative Approach for Decision Making to Adaptation Strategy for Expected Climate Change According to IPCC-2007 Scenarios
Oleg Pokrovsky
Main Geophysical Observatory, Russia
Influence of changing climate and emissions on mercury deposition in the Arctic
Jesper H. Christensen*, Kaj M. Hansen, Jørgen Brandt
Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University, Denmark
Is meconium useful to predict fetal exposure of organochlorines and hydroxylated PCBs?
Anna Sofía Veyhe*1, Therese Haugdahl Nøst1,2, Torkjel M. Sandanger1,2, Solrunn Hansen1, Jon Øyvind Odland1, Evert Nieboer1,3
1Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø, Norway, 2Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Fram Centre, Norway, 3Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University, Canada
Jónrit Halling*1, Maria Skaalum Petersen1, Niels Jørgensen2, Tina Kold Jensen2,3, Philippe Grandjean3,4, Pál Weihe1
1Department of Occupational Medicine and Public Health, The Faroese Hospital System, Faroe Islands, 2University Department of Growth and Reproduction, Rigshospitalet, Denmark, 3Department of Environmental Medicine, Institute of Public Health, Denmark, 4Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Half-life of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Human
Ondrej Mikes*1, Milena Cerna2, Pavel Cupr1
1RECETOX-Masaryk university, Czech Republic, 2National Institute of Public Health, Czech Republic
European populations and mercury exposure
Ana Miklavčič Višnjevec, David Kocman*, Milena Horvat
Institute Jozef stefan, Slovenia
Environmental and human biomonitoring as a tool for assessment of mobility and reactivity of mercury
Milena Horvat*, David Kocman, Ana Miklavčič Višnjevec, Janja Tratnik Snoj
Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Toxicokinetic modeling of selected POPs in human breast milk: Prediction of chronic daily intake and health risks for Czech women in 1994-2009.
Jana Vaclavikova1, Ondrej Mikes1, Milena Cerna2, Pavel Cupr*1
1Masaryk University, RECETOX - Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment, Czech Republic, 2National Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Czech Republic
Temporal trends of persistent organic pollutants in ringed seals in the Canadian Arctic
Derek Muir*1, Xiaowa Wang1, Amy Sett1, Mary Williamson1, Enzo Barresi1, Ed Sverko1, Steve Ferguson2, Aaron Fisk3
1Environment Canada, Canada, 2Dept of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, 3University of Windsor, Canada
Local risk perceptions on contamination in the Russian-Finnish-Norwegian border area
Eirik Mikkelsen*1, Alexey A. Dudarev2, Sindre Myhr1, Päivi Myllynen3, Anne Katrine Normann1, Arja Rautio3
1Norut, Norway, 2Northwest Public Health Research Centre, Russia, 3Thule Institute, University of Oulo, Finland
Placental transporter proteins and fetal exposure to environmental contaminants using in vitro models
Paivi Myllynen1, Maria Kummu*1,2, Elina Sieppi1,2, Kirsi Vahakangas3, Arja Rautio1
1Center for Arctic Medicine, Thule Institute, University of Oulu, Finland, 2Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Oulu, Finland, 3Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy/Toxicology, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Enhancing Aboriginal Content and Delivery in Environmental Studies
Marney Paradis
Simon Fraser University, Canada
Dietary mercury exposure in a population with a wide range of fish consumption - Self-capture of fish and regional differences are important determinants of mercury in blood
Marthe T. S Jenssen*1, Anne Lise Brantsæter2, Margaretha Haugen2, Helle M. Meltzer2, Thorjørn Larssen1, Helen E. Kvalem2, Bryndis Eva Birgisdottir2, Yngvar Thomassen4, Dag Ellingsen4, Jan Alexander3, Helle K. Knutsen2
1The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Norway, 2Division of Environmental Medicine, Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Norway, 3Office of the Director General, Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Norway, 4National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI), Norway
Climate change response of PCB cycling in the Arctic under present-day and future climate - simulations by two dynamic multicompartment chemistry-transport models
Kaj M. Hansen*1, Gerhard Lammel2,3, Irene Stemmler2,4, Jesper H. Christensen1, Jørgen Brandt1
1Aarhus University, Denmark, 2Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany, 3Masaryk University, Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment, Czech Republic, 4University of Hamburg, Institute for Hydrobiology and Fisheries Sciences, Germany
Influence of climate change on the Arctic Contamination Potential
Kaj M. Hansen*, Jesper H. Christensen, Jørgen Brandt
Aarhus University, Denmark
Organochlorine compounds and pbdes in Southern Europe: Concentrations and temporal trends
Marta Fort Fuster*, Joan Grimalt Obrador, Esther Vizcaíno García
Institute for Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Spain
Organohalogen compounds in the deep areas of the Barents Sea
Joan Grimalt*1, Joan Salvado1, Guillem Garriga1, Pere Masque2, Miquel Canals3
1IDAEA-CSIC, Spain, 2Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, 3University of Barcelona, Spain
Particle size-specific partitioning  of the atmospheric pollutants on the spatial and tempoval scales: Potential role of atmospheric particles in long-range transport.
Krzysztof Okonski*, Celine Degrendele, Lisa Melymuk, Linda Landlova, Pavel Cupr, Jana Klanova
Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Herbivore-plant-fungal interactions in the subarctic tundra
Karoliina Huusko
University of Oulu, Finland
Exploring technologies and policy for reducing pollutants to air and sea from Arctic Shipping.
JEnnifer Austin
Independant, UK
e-Navigation in Polar and arctic regions – joint international efforts make it possible. Geir Lyngheim Olsen, Senior Product Manager, Jeppesen Commercial Marine, MNI.
Geir Lyngheim Olsen
Jeppesen Norway, Norway
Offshore Security Risk and Legal Analysis: Human Factors in the Arctic - the Shifting Concern from Terrorism to Civil Disobedience
Simon Oleck Williams1,2
1University of Tromsø, Norway, 2Tactique Ltd, UK
Polar lows and their implications on marine operations
Meric Pakkan*1, David Heng1, Ove Tobias Gudmestad2,3
1Subsea 7, Norway, 2University of Stavanger, Norway, 3University of Tromsø, Norway
Barrier management - influence from the human factor in the arctic
Ole Kristian Madsen*1,2, Ole Magnus Nyheim1
1Safetec Nordic AS, Norway, 2University of Tromsø, Norway
Seasonal variations in vulnerability of Arctic ecosystems towards oilspill
Marte Rusten*, Øivin Aarnes, Børre Johan Paaske
Det Norske Veritas, Norway
Networks, research and development for sustainable vessel operations in ice-covered waters based in northern Norway
Chris Petrich*1, Tor Husjord2
1Norut Narvik AS, Norway, 2Maritimt Forum Nord-Norge, Norway
Quality of navigation and communication services at high latitudes (MARENOR project)
Beate Kvamstad, Ørnulf Jan Rødseth*
Technological challenges for Arctic shipping
Victoria Gribkovskaia*1, Beate Kvamstad2, Tor Einar Berg2
1MARINTEK, Norway, 2MARINTEK, Norway
A-LEX: Regulating Arctic Shipping: Political, legal, technological and environmental challenges. An interdisciplinary study of increased Arctic shipping. Work package 2: Environmental implications.
Kjetil Sagerup*, Lars-Henrik Larsen
Akvaplan-niva AS, Norway
Optimising situational awareness in the Arctic through integrated space technologies - ARCTICSAT
Kay Fjørtoft*, Kim C. Partington, Fritz Bekkadal, Beate Kvamstad, Tony Bauna
ESA Integrated Application Programme and the Norwegian Ambassador Plaform
Beate Kvamstad1, Kay Fjørtoft1, Tony Sephton*2
1MARINTEK, Norway, 2European Space Agency, UK
Expedition cruise tourism around Svalbard: a joint science-industry approach to identifying and tackling challenges and knowledge needs
Machiel Lamers*1, Grete Hovelsrud2
1Wageningen University, The Netherlands, 2Nordlandsforskning, Norway
Helicopter borne ICE camera system for retrieval and analysis of small scale sea ice topography.
Dmitry Divine*, Christina Pedersen, Tor Ivan Karlsen, Harald Faste Aas, Mats Granskog, Angelika Renner, Gunnar Spreen, Sebastian Gerland
Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway
Laboratory study of oil slick behaviour in sea water in cold weather conditions: Improving the oil spill response system for the Barents Sea
Nikolai Dedkov*1, Raisa Ripachova1, Elena Gorshenina1, Olga Mikhailova1, Eva Pongrácz2
1State Regional Centre for Standardization, Metrology and Testing in Murmansk Region of Rosstandart, Russia, 2University of Oulu, Thule Institute, Finland
Profitability of container and dry bulk shipping via Northern Sea Route in 2010's
Tuomas Kiiski
Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku, Finland
Shipping in the Arctic: a multidisciplinary summer school in Svalbard 2013
Stein Sandven*1, Lasse Petterssson1, Ola M. Johannessen3, Willy Østreng2
1Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Norway, 2Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research c/o UNISy, Norway, 3Nansen Scientific Society, Norway
Effects of cruise ship tourism on the remote town of Ísafjörður, Iceland
Caroline Coch
Stockholm University, Sweden
Navigating in ice in nothing new, but.... The insurance branch as an actor in developing the use of the Northern Sea Route. Preliminary results.
Anne Katrine Normann*, Eirik Mikkelsen
Northern Research Institute, Norway
The Arctic Ocean Review, the Arctic Voice, and Dealing with the Interplay of Global and Regional Regimes
Marc-Andre Dubois
WWF, Canada
Assessment of the feasibility of the future Arctic shipping routes
Janne Valkonen
Det Norske Veritas, Norway
A University of Arctic Coast Guard Functions
Harri Ruoslahti
Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Safety and maintenance management of marine operations in the Arctic - learning from fisheries
Ingunn Marie Holmen*1, Jørn Eldby2, Signe Sønvisen1, Edgar McGuinness3
1SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture, Norway, 2SINTEF Nord, Norway, 3Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Cooperation between states in the Arctic - why is it difficult?
Marcel Sachse
FernUniversitaet, Germany
Risk analysis of oil spill in the Arctic Ocean
A. Malin Johansson*1,2, Ida-Maja Hassellöv1, Leif E.B. Eriksson2, Hanna Landquist1
1Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Shipping and Marine Technology, Sweden, 2Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Sweden
Sustainable and safe solutions for arctic and cold climate technology
Jaakko Heinonen
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
The new Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic
Ole Kristian Bjerkemo
Arctic Council working group EPPR, Norway
Winter sea ice thickness product from Envisat Radar Altimeter 2
Eero Rinne
Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland
Northern (Arctic) Federal University: Staffing of the shipbuilding industry of the Arctic region
Mark Ivlev
Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Russia
Managers and economists’ training in NArFU as an important direction in the Arctic development
Alexey Novikov
Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Russia
Remotely piloted aircraft for offshore search and rescue
Stian Solbø*1, Rune Storvold1, Trond Arthur Christensen2
1Norut, Norway, 2Chriship, Norway
5 minutes presentation
Implications of an increasing Search and Rescue requirements in the Arctic. How should the Arctic community respond?
Jennifer Austin
Independant, UK
5 minutes presentation