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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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
A new tool for analyses of actual Arctic shipping
Eirik Mikkelsen*1, Jon-Arve Røyset2
1Norut, Norway, 2Norwegian Coastal Administration, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part III. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: Arctic shipping and vessel design. Thursday 23 Jan  -  10:50-11:50
10:50-11:10
A University of Arctic Coast Guard Functions
Harri Ruoslahti
Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Abiotic and biotic drivers of Arctic food web contaminant bioaccumulation in a changing climate
Katrine Borgå*1,2, Jostein Starrfelt2, Jesper Christensen3, Anders Ruus2, Kaj Hansen3, Anita Evenset4, Geir Wing Gabrielsen5
1University of Oslo, Norway, 2Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Norway, 3Aarhus University, Denmark, 4Akvaplan niva, Norway, 5Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Overview of environmental contaminant exposures and health outcomes. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  15:40-17:00
15:40-15:55
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Advancing Life Saving further: Improving the Chain of Survival from the Village to the Hospital in remote areas
Mads Gilbert1,2
1Division of Emergency Medical Services, University Hospital of North Norway, Norway, 2Department of Clinical Medicine, The Arctic University of Norway., Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Arctic Prehospital Medicine. Thursday 23 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
09:00-09:30
Adverse elevation of myocardial calcium ([Ca2+]i ) after Diltiazem during rewarming from experimental hypothermia in vivo.
Brage Håheim*, Timofey Kondratiev, Torkjel Tveita
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Accidental hypothermia. Thursday 23 Jan  -  15:50-17:05
16:20-16:35
Alcohol use and sleeping problems in the High North: Results from the Tromsø Study
Kamilla Rognmo
UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Ambulance helicopter contribution to air based search and rescue in North Norway during 2000-2010
Ragnar Glomseth*1,4, Fritz I Gulbrandsen2,3, Knut Fredriksen1,4
1UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Norway, 2The National Air Ambulance Service of Norway, Norway, 3The 330 Squadron, Royal Norwegian Air Force, Norway, 4University Hospital of North Norway, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Arctic Prehospital Medicine. Thursday 23 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
09:30-09:45
An analytical approach for ensuring operational capabilities for SAR resources
Even Ambros Holte*, Lone Sletbakk Ramstad
MARINTEK, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part IV. Arctic search and rescue (SAR) : Organization. Thursday 23 Jan  -  14:00-15:30
16:40-17:00
An Arctic Medical Education?
Torsten Risor*, Siv Kvernmo
University of Tromsø, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Epidemiology and education in the north. Friday 24 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
10:15-10:30
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Arctic contaminant occurrence and effects in a changing climate - a synthesis of the ArcRisk project results
John Munthe*1, Eva Brorström-Lunden1, Ian Cousins2, Crispin Halsall3, Arja Rautio4, Simon Wilson5, Jozef Pacyna6, Janet Pawlak5
1IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institutet, Sweden, 2ITM Stockholm University, Sweden, 3Lancaster University, UK, 4Oulu University, Finland, 5Arctic Monitoting and Assessment Program, Norway, 6Norwegial Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Arctic contaminant occurrence and effects in a changing Arctic. Friday 24 Jan  -  10:50-12:00
11:20-11:35
Arctic healthcare: Contextual approach to adaptation and wellbeing of short-term visitors 
Svetlana Usenyuk
Aalto University, Finland
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Arctic marine shipping - Russian scenario
Alexander Skaridov
Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping, Russia
Parallel science sessions:  Joint session Part III & Part IV. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: National regulations and policies on shipping 1  -  09:00-10:30
10:00-10:20
Arctic ocean noise: towards a responsible use of the marine environment
Michel Andre
Technical University of Catalonia, BarcelonaTech (UPC), Spain
Parallel science sessions:  Part III. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: Environmental aspects. Thursday 23 Jan  -  14:00-15:30
14:40-15:00
Arctic Sea-Ice seasonal cover prediction. Application to the North East and North West Passages.
Jean-Claude Gascard
University Pierre et Marie Curie/CNRS, France
Parallel science sessions:  Part III. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: IMO (cont.) and observational systems for sea ice. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  15:40-17:00
16:40-17:00
Arctic Shipping Challenges
Nataliya Marchenko
The University Centre In Svalbard, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part III. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: Risk assessment. Thursday 23 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
09:30-09:50
Are high levels of environmental contaminants in the Arctic impairing human fertility: studies of semen quality and time to pregnancy.
Gunnar Toft1, Virissa Lenters3, Birgit Bjerre Høyer1, Aleksander Giwercman4, Davide Bizarrro5, Marcello Spano6, Henning Sloth Pedersen7, Pawel Strucinski8, Valentina Zviezday9, Bo Jønsson7, Jens Peter Bonde*2
1Danish Ramazzini Center, Denmark, 2Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Denmark, 3Institute for risk assessment sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 4Reproductive Medicine Center, Sweden, 5Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Polytechnique University, Italy, 6Laboratory for Toxicology, ENEA, Italy, 7Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Lund University, Sweden, 8Center for Arctic Medicine, Greenland, 9National Institute of Public Health, Poland, 10National Medical University, Ukraine
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Distribution of environmental contaminants in the Arctic and human exposures. Thursday 23 Jan  -  15:50-17:05
15:50-16:05
Assessing collaboration for the Northern Sea Route development: actors, interests, obstacles
Nadezhda Filimonova1, Svetlana Krivokhizh*2
1Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Russia, 2St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Parallel science sessions:  Joint session Part III & Part IV. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: National regulations and policies on shipping 2  -  10:50-12:00
11:10-11:30
Assessing Unconventional HSE risks in the Arctic
Philippe Blanc*1, Annie Audibert-Hayet2
1TOTAL SA, France, 2TOTAL SA, France
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Occupational Health. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  15:40-17:00
16:40-16:55
Assessment of the feasibility of the future Arctic shipping routes
Janne Valkonen
Det Norske Veritas, Norway
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Atmospheric Transport of Persistent Organic Pollutants to the Arctic under Climate Change
Mega Octaviani*1, Irene Stemmler1,2, Gerhard Lammel1,3
1Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany, 2University of Hamburg, Institute for Hydrobiology and Fisheries Sciences, Germany, 3Masaryk University, Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment, Czech Republic
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Arctic contaminant occurrence and effects in a changing Arctic. Friday 24 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
09:30-09:45
Ballast water treatment at low temperatures - An important limiting condition explored
Andrea Sneekes1, Ben Frederiks1, Sarah Bailey2, Klaas Kaag1, Martine van den Heuvel-Greve*1
1IMARES Wageningen UR, The Netherlands, 2Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada
Parallel science sessions:  Part III. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: Environmental aspects. Thursday 23 Jan  -  14:00-15:30
15:10-15:25
Barents Peace Education Network (BPEN)
Christine Smith-Simonsen
UiT, CPS, Norway
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
BarentsWatch – More than the Sum of its Parts
Geir Schulstad*, Øyvind Michael Olsen, Vasco Pinhol
BarentsWatch, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part IV. Arctic search and rescue (SAR) : Covering the distance. Thursday 23 Jan  -  10:50-11:50
11:30-11:50
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Birth registries as a tool in maternal and child health in the Arctic
Jon Øyvind Odland*, Erik Anda, Anton Kovalenko
Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Education, Society and Health. Friday 24 Jan  -  10:50-12:00
11:20-11:35
Blueprinting resilience of future Arctic communities?
Tobias Luthe*, Romano Wyss
University of Chur, Switzerland
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Body mass index and motor development in young school age children in relation to organochlorine compounds in early life: a prospective study.
Birgit Bjerre Høyer*1, Cecilia Høst Ramlau-Hansen2, Henning Sloth Pedersen3, Jens Peter Bonde4, Gunnar Toft1
1Danish Ramazzini Centre, Department of Occupational Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, 2Department of Public Health, Section for Epidemiology, Aarhus University, Denmark, 3Primary Health Care Clinic, Greenland, 4Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Arctic contaminant occurrence and effects in a changing Arctic. Friday 24 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
10:15-10:30
“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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Bridging the global gap in emergency care: train local teams! 
Mads Gilbert
Clinic of Emergency Medicine, University Hospital of North Norway, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Arctic Prehospital Medicine. Thursday 23 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
10:15-10:30
Bringing in the child: looking at the experienced involvement of children's participation in life situations
Gregor Maxwell
Høgskolen i Harstad, Norway
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Canada and the Governance of Arctic Shipping: Navigating between Unilateralism and International Cooperation
David VanderZwaag
Dalhousie University, Canada
Parallel science sessions:  Joint session Part III & Part IV. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: National regulations and policies on shipping 1  -  09:00-10:30
09:40-10:00
Capacity Building through Health Research and Education.
Gert Mulvad
Greenland Center for Health Research, University of Greenland, Greenland
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Education, Society and Health. Friday 24 Jan  -  10:50-12:00
10:50-11:05
Changing Arctic - Challenge for Human Health
Arja Rautio
University of Oulu, Finland
Plenary Science session:  Arja Rautio, Professor, University of Oulu & ArcRisk: Changing Arctic - Challenge for Human Health. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  09:50
09:50-10:20
Chronic lifestyle diseases; Diabetes mellitus type 2 and metabolic syndrome in Northern Norway
Ann Ragnhild Broderstad*1,2, Marita Melhus1
1Center for Sami Health Research, UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, Norway, 22 Department of Medicine, University Hospital of North Norway, Harstad, Norway, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Education, Society and Health. Friday 24 Jan  -  10:50-12:00
11:05-11:20
Circumpolar Health Research Network (CHRN)
Peter Bjerregaard, Christina VL Larsen*
National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Circumpolar Inuit Health Priorities: Best Health Practices and Research
Leanna Ellsworth*, Eva Kruemmel, Annmaree O'Keeffe, Stephanie Meakin
Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Canada, Canada
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Climate change -good or bad for persistent organic pollutants in the environment?
Pernilla Carlsson1,2
1AMAP, Norway, 2UNIS, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Distribution of environmental contaminants in the Arctic and human exposures. Thursday 23 Jan  -  14:00-15:30
14:00-14:30
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Clothing challenges - working environment in Arctic climate (some results from the cold wear project)
Arne Haugan*1, Hilde Færevik2, Arild Øvrum1
1Statoil asa, Norway, 2SINTEF, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Occupational health. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  13:00-14:20
13:50-14:05
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
COINOR - Communications in the High North and other remote areas
Fritz Bekkadal*, Kay Endre Fjørtoft
MARINTEK, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Joint session Part III & Part IV: Communication. Thursday 23 Jan  -  15:50-17:05
16:20-16:40
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Community-based biomonitoring to detect and monitor climate-sensitive threats to food security in Alaska
James Berner
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, USA
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Distribution of environmental contaminants in the Arctic and human exposures. Thursday 23 Jan  -  15:50-17:05
16:20-16:35
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Comparison of human, ringed seal and atmospheric data from Greenland and analysis of geographical trends in exposure to persistent organic contaminants
Eva Cecilie Bonefeld-Jørgensen*1, Tanja Krüger1, Frank F. Rigét2, Henrik Skov3, Jesper H. Christensen3, Peter Bjerregaard4, Katrin Vorkamp2, Kaj M. Hansen3, Rossana Bossi3
1Centre for Arctic Health, InsDepartment of Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark, 2Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark, 3Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University, Denmark, 4Danish National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Trends of POPs and mercury in the environment and humans and their effects. Thursday 23 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
10:15-10:30
Computational Model of the Inuit Food System in Canada
Tiff-Annie Kenny*, Laurie Hing Man Chan
University of Ottawa, Canada
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Trends of POPs and mercury in the environment and humans and their effects. Thursday 23 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
10:00-10:15
Conclusion and summary discussion
Michael Tipton
Extreme Environments Laboratory Department of Sport & Exercise Science University of Portsmouth, UK
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Accidental hypothermia. Thursday 23 Jan  -  15:50-17:05
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Cooperation between states in the Arctic - why is it difficult?
Marcel Sachse
FernUniversitaet, Germany
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Creating competitive edge from the Arctic conditions
Ari Karjalainen*, Heikki Konttaniemi
Lapland University Of Applied Sciences, Finland
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Does routing matter? Radiative forcing and temperature responses to Arctic transit shipping versus traditional Suez route
Stig Dalsøren*1, Jan Fuglestvedt1, Bjørn Samset1, Terje Berntsen2,1, Gunnar Myhre1, Lars Ingolf Eide3, Magnus Eide3, Trond Flisnes Bergh3, Glen Peters1, Karianne Ødemark1
1CICERO, Norway, 2University of Oslo, Norway, 3Det Norske Veritas, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part III. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: Environmental aspects. Thursday 23 Jan  -  14:00-15:30
14:00-14:20
Effects of cruise ship tourism on the remote town of Ísafjörður, Iceland
Caroline Coch
Stockholm University, Sweden
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Effects of dextran on cardiovascular function during rewarming from experimental hypothermia.
Jan Harald Nilsen*1, Timofey Kondratiev3, Olav Hevrøy2, Torkjel Tveita1,3
1University Hospital of North Norway, Norway, 2Haukeland University Hospital, Norway, 3University of Tromsø, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Accidental hypothermia. Thursday 23 Jan  -  15:50-17:05
15:50-16:05
Efficacy of Prolonged Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on Oxygen Transport during Experimental Hypothermia
Sergei Valkov*1, Timofey Kondratyev1, Jan Harald Nilsen1,2, Rizwan Mohyuddin1, Torstein Schanche1, Torkjel Tveita1,2
1UiT Norges arktiske universitet, Norway, 2Universitetssykehuset Nord-Norge, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Accidental hypothermia. Thursday 23 Jan  -  15:50-17:05
16:05-16:20
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Enhancing Aboriginal Content and Delivery in Environmental Studies
Marney Paradis
Simon Fraser University, Canada
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Enrichment of perfluoroalkyl substances in Arctic sea-ice
Olivier Bertrand1, Crispin Halsall*1, Dorte Herzke2, Sandra Huber2, Pernilla Carlsson3, Roland Kallenborn5, Tore Norstad4, Sabino Del Vento1, Mark Hermanson3
1Lancaster University, UK, 2Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norway, 3University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Norway, 4Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI), Norway, 5Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Arctic contaminant occurrence and effects in a changing Arctic. Friday 24 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
09:45-10:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Environmental and human biomonitoring as a tool for assessment of mobility and reactivity of mercury
Milena Horvat*, David Kocman
Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Arctic contaminant occurrence and effects in a changing Arctic. Friday 24 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
09:00-09:30
Environmental exposure to widespread contaminants
Bo Jönsson2, Christian Lindh2, Lars Rylander2, Gunnar Toft3, Birgit Bjerre Høyer3, Henning Sloth Pedersen*1, Jens Peter Bonde4, Marcello Spáno5, Valentyna Zviezda6
1Primary Health Care Center, Greenland, 2Division of Occupational and Environmental MedicineDepartment of Laboratory Medicine, Sweden, 3Dansk Ramazzia Center, Department of Occupational Medicine, University of Århus,, Denmark, 4Departmemt Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Bispebjerg Iniversity Hospital, Denmark, 5Laboratory of Toxicology, Ungyloit of Radiation Biology and Human Health, ENEA Casaccia Research Center, Italy, Italy, 6Department og Social Medicine and Organisation of Public Health, Kharhiv National Medical University, Ukraine
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Trends of POPs and mercury in the environment and humans and their effects. Thursday 23 Jan  -  10:50-11:50
11:05-11:20
ESA Integrated Application Programme and the Norwegian Ambassador Plaform
Beate Kvamstad1, Kay Fjørtoft1, Tony Sephton*2
1MARINTEK, Norway, 2European Space Agency, UK
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
European populations and mercury exposure
Ana Miklavčič Višnjevec, David Kocman*, Milena Horvat
Institute Jozef stefan, Slovenia
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Evacuation and rescue in the Northern Barents SeaEER perspective and challenges for Arctic oil & gas operations
Steingrim Bosheim*1, Rune Bråthen2
1Statoil ASA, Norway, 2Statoil ASA, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part IV. Arctic search and rescue (SAR) : Future Activities - New needs. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  13:00-15:00
13:40-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Experiences in communicating contaminant risk in the circumpolar Arctic and internationally
Eva Kruemmel*1, Leanna Ellsworth1, Parnuna Egede2, Carolina Behe3, Stephanie Meakin1
1Inuit Circumpolar Council - Canada, Canada, 2Inuit Circumpolar Council - Greenland, Greenland, 3Inuit Circumpolar Council - Alaska, USA
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Distribution of environmental contaminants in the Arctic and human exposures. Thursday 23 Jan  -  15:50-17:05
16:35-16:50
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Exploring technologies and policy for reducing pollutants to air and sea from Arctic Shipping.
JEnnifer Austin
Independant, UK
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Exposure of the global environment by PCBs and DDT in the 21st century - relative importance of climate and primary emissions
Irene Stemmler*1,2, Gerhard Lammel1,3
1Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany, 2University of Hamburg, CEN, Institute for Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science, Germany, 3Masaryk University, Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment, Czech Republic
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Overview of environmental contaminant exposures and health outcomes. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  13:00-14:20
13:50-14:05
Food and health security in the Norwegian, Finnish and Russia border region: linking local industries, communities and socio-economic impacts
Torkjel M Sandanger*1,2, Erik E Anda1, Arja Rautio3, Alexey Dudarev4, Anita Evenset5, Justinn Gwynn6, Eirik Mikkelsen7, Nikolai Aleksandrovich8, Gunnhild Hoogensen Gjørv9, Anton Kovalenko10, Bente Christiansen12, Jussi Patero11
1Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway, 2NILU, Norway, 3Northern and environmental issues, Thule Institute, University of Oulu, Finland, 4The Northwest Public Health Researcher Center, Russia, 5Akvaplan-niva as, Norway, 6NRPA, Norway, 7NORUT, Norway, 8Institute for Ecological Problems, Kola Science Center, Russia, 9Dept of Sociology, Political Science and Community Planning, Norway, 10Murmansk Country Birth registry, Russia, 11FMI, Finland, 12Fylkesmannen i Finnmark, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Epidemiology and education in the north. Friday 24 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
10:00-10:15
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Forecasting the Drift of Oil and Objects in the Arctic Ocean
Knut-Frode Dagestad*, Lars Robert Hole, Cecilie Wettre
Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part IV. Arctic search and rescue (SAR) : Covering the distance. Thursday 23 Jan  -  10:50-11:50
11:10-11:30
Future climate impacts of trans-Arctic shipping
Scott Stephenson*1, Steven Davis2, Charles Zender2, Laurence Smith1
1University of California, Los Angeles, USA, 2University of California, Irvine, USA
Parallel science sessions:  Part III. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: Environmental aspects. Thursday 23 Jan  -  14:00-15:30
14:20-14:40
Future Satellite Communication in SAR Operations - The SatCom4Mar Project
Beate Kvamstad1, Fritz Bekkadal1, Simon Plass*2, Yasrine Ibnyahya3, Nazzareno Marchese4
1MARINTEK, Norway, 2DLR (German Aerospace Center), Germany, 3Inmarsat, UK, 4CIRM, Italy
Parallel science sessions:  Joint session Part III & Part IV: Communication. Thursday 23 Jan  -  15:50-17:05
16:40-17:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Herbivore-plant-fungal interactions in the subarctic tundra
Karoliina Huusko
University of Oulu, Finland
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
How can the built environment support living in Northern conditions?
Essi Oikarinen
University of Oulu, Department of Architecture, Finland
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
How to Govern Risk in the Barents Sea: Deciphering Structural Challenges to Harmonization of Health, Safety, and Environmental Standards in the Offshore Oil & Gas Sector.
Roman Sidortsov1,2
1University of Cambridge, Scott Polar Research Institute, UK, 2Vermont Law School, Institute for Energy and the Environment, USA
Parallel science sessions:  Part III. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: Risk assessment. Thursday 23 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
09:50-10:10
Human concentrations of persistent organic pollutants and health outcomes in the Mediterranean region. Comparison to Arctic exposures and effects.
Joan Grimalt
IDAEA-CSIC, Spain
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Trends of POPs and mercury in the environment and humans and their effects. Thursday 23 Jan  -  10:50-11:50
11:20-11:35
Human exposure to persistent organic pollutantsand associated health effects: A 10-year follow-upstudy in the coastal indigenous population in the ArcticRussia.
Valerii Chashchin*1, Jon-Oyvind Odland2, Olga Popova3
1Northwest State Medical University named after I. Mechnikov, Russia, 2University of Tromsǿ, Norway, 3Northern State Medical University, Russia
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Overview of environmental contaminant exposures and health outcomes. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  15:40-17:00
16:10-16:25
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Hypothermia and diving: Does reduced core temperature increase the risk of bubble production and decompression sickness?
Svein Erik Gaustad*1, Timofei Kondratiev2,3, Brage Haaheim3,5, Andreas Møllerløkken1, Gary Sieck5, Alf Brubakk1, Torkjel Tveita2,3
1Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, 2Department of Anesthesiology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Norway, 3Department of Medical Physiology, Institute of Medical Biology, University of, Norway, 4Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital of Northern Norway,, Norway, 5Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, USA
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Accidental hypothermia. Thursday 23 Jan  -  15:50-17:05
16:35-16:50
Hypothermia prevention by pre-hospital coverings in maritime conditions
Kirsi Jussila*, Sirkka Rissanen
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Arctic Prehospital Medicine. Thursday 23 Jan  -  10:50-11:50
11:20-11:35
Hypothermic solutions cause reduced contractility in ventricular cardiomyocytes following rewarming
Karen McGlynn*1, Erik Sveberg Dietrichs2,3, Torkjel Tveita3,4, Godfrey Smith1
1University of Glasgow, UK, 2Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation, Norway, 3University of Tromsø, Norway, 4University Hospital of Northern Norway, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Accidental hypothermia. Thursday 23 Jan  -  14:00-15:30
14:45-15:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
IMO e-navigation and the Arctic challenges
John Erik Hagen, Ole Kristian Bjerkemo*
Norwegian Coastal Administration, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part III. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: Technological challenges and IMO Polar Code. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  13:00-14:20
13:35-13:55
Impact of dietary exposure to food contaminants and genetic heterogeneities on the risk of Parkinson's disease
Maria Skaalum Petersen*1, Jónrit Halling1, Sára Bech1, Lene Wermuth3, Pál Weihe1, Philippe Grandjean2
1Department of Occupational Medicine and Public Health, the Faroese Hospital System, Faroe Islands, 2Environmental Medicine, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark, 3Department of Neurology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Overview of environmental contaminant exposures and health outcomes. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  15:40-17:00
16:25-16:40
Implications of an increasing Search and Rescue requirements in the Arctic. How should the Arctic community respond?
Jennifer Austin
Independant, UK
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
5 minutes presentation
IMPROVING THE HEALTH PROTECTION OF HIGH NORTH MINERS
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Influence of climate change on atmospheric transport of persistent organic pollutants and mercury to the arctic
Kaj M. Hansen*, Jesper H. Christensen, Jørgen Brandt
Aarhus University, Denmark
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Distribution of environmental contaminants in the Arctic and human exposures. Thursday 23 Jan  -  14:00-15:30
14:30-14:45
Influence of climate change on the Arctic Contamination Potential
Kaj M. Hansen*, Jesper H. Christensen, Jørgen Brandt
Aarhus University, Denmark
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Institutional interplay in Arctic shipping governance role of the Arctic Council in the development of the IMO's Polar Code
Piotr Graczyk
University of Tromsø, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part III. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: IMO (cont.) and observational systems for sea ice. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  15:40-17:00
15:40-16:00
Integrated Surveillance and Control System for Maritime Traffic along the Italian Coasts and its Evolution for the Emerging Requirements of the Arctic Environment
Mauro Varasi, Pietro Bruno, Michele Fiorini*
Finmeccanica, Italy
Parallel science sessions:  Part IV. Arctic search and rescue (SAR): Covering the distance. Thursday 23 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
09:30-09:50
International Migration in the Arctic
Timothy Heleniak
University of Maryland, USA
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Legal comment on the Ballast Water Convention
Ingvild Jakobsen
Faculty of Law, UIT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part III. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: Environmental aspects. Thursday 23 Jan  -  14:00-15:30
15:25-15:30
Literature reviews on the association between environmental exposures and health outcomes
Pentti Nieminen1
1Medical Informatics and Statistics Research Group, University of Oulu, Finland, 2University of Eastern Finland, Finland, 3Thule Institute, University of Oulu, Finland
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Overview of environmental contaminant exposures and health outcomes. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  15:40-17:00
16:40-16:55
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Long-distance commuting among petroleum workers in the Russian Far North: their perceptions of labor conditions
Gertrude Eilmsteiner-Saxinger
University of Vienna, Austria
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Occupational Health. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  15:40-17:00
15:40-15:55
Long-term temporal trends of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) at global atmospheric monitoring stations including in the Arctic: effectiveness of control strategies and possible influence of climate change
Deguo Kong*1, Matthew MacLeod1, Hayley Hung2, Ian Cousins1
1Department of Applied Environmental Science, Stockholm University, Sweden, 2Air Quality Processes Research Section, Environment Canada, Canada
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Trends of POPs and mercury in the environment and humans and their effects. Thursday 23 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
09:30-09:45
Managers and economists’ training in NArFU as an important direction in the Arctic development
Alexey Novikov
Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Russia
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Managing and communicating the broader Arctic risk picture by linking risk perceptions and risk assessments
Øivin Aarnes, Sandra Hogenboom, Børre Johan Paaske*
DNV GL, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part III. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: Risk assessment. Thursday 23 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
09:00-09:30
Mapping the Polar Skies: Transpolar Flights and Search and Rescue Capabilities
Mia Bennett1,2
1University of California, Los Angeles, USA, 2Foreign Policy Association, USA
Parallel science sessions:  Part IV. Arctic search and rescue (SAR) : Future Activities - New needs. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  15:40-17:00
16:00-16:20
Marine dispersion of pollutants in the Arctic Ocean: identification of key drivers
Michael Karcher*1,2, Frank Kauker1,2, Ruediger Gerdes2, Karel Castro-Morales2, John Smith3
1O.A.Sys - Ocean Atmosphere Systems, Germany, 2Alfred Wegener Institure for Polar and Marine Research, Germany, 3Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Overview of environmental contaminant exposures and health outcomes. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  13:00-14:20
14:05-14:20
Maritime Arctic Operations from an insurance point of view
Stein Are Hansen1
1Norwegian Naval Accademy, Norway, 2Tromsoe Hoyskole, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part IV. Arctic search and rescue (SAR) : Future Activities - New needs. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  13:00-15:00
13:10-13:40
Maritime Safety Measures in the Norwegian Arctic Waters
Arve Dimmen*, Bjørnar Kleppe
Norwegian Coastal Administration, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Joint session Part III & Part IV. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: National regulations and policies on shipping 1  -  09:00-10:30
09:20-09:40
Masterplan for Escape, Evacuation and Rescue System
Mark Longree*, Sven Hoog
IMPaC, Germany
Parallel science sessions:  Part IV. Arctic search and rescue (SAR) : Organization. Thursday 23 Jan  -  14:00-15:30
14:30-14:50
Measuring the threat of ballast water-mediated species invasion in the high-Arctic
Inger Greve Alsos*1, Chris Ware1,2, Loic Pellisier3, Jørgen Berge4, Jan H Sundet5, Jamie B Kirkpatrick2, Anders Jelmert6, Mary Wisz3,7
1Tromsø Museum, Norway, 2University of Tasmania, Australia, 3Aarhus University, Denmark, 4University of Tromsø, Norway, 5Institute of Marine Research, Norway, 6Institute of Marine Research, Greenland, 7Greenland Climate Research Centre, Greenland
Parallel science sessions:  Part III. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: Environmental aspects. Thursday 23 Jan  -  14:00-15:30
15:00-15:10
Mechanisms Responsible For Myocardial Dysfunction Following Hypothermia/ Rewarming  
Young-Soo Han*1, Gary Sieck1, Torkjel Tveita2
1Mayo Clinic, USA, 2University of Tromso, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Accidental hypothermia. Thursday 23 Jan  -  14:00-15:30
14:30-14:45
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Medical Support in Kara Sea: Implementing Innovative Solutions
Bruno Sicard*1, Frédéric Marouzé2, Thomas Pouget3, Sylvain Bussery1, Pierre Julien Valli1, Anne Sailliol3
1PMSm, France, 2CGG, France, 3CTSA, France
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Arctic Prehospital Medicine. Thursday 23 Jan  -  10:50-11:50
10:50-11:05
Melatonin, mood and daylight in the Arctic
Tonje Braaten*, Torkjel Sandanger, Eiliv Lund
UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Mercury exposure in a sub-arctic population 80 years ago
Marthe T. S. Jenssen*1,2, Thorjørn Larssen1, Hans Fredrik Braaten1, Inger Njølstad2
1Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Norway, 2Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Arctic contaminant occurrence and effects in a changing Arctic. Friday 24 Jan  -  10:50-12:00
10:50-11:05
Meteorological Services for Maritime Search and Rescue in the Arctic
Lars-Anders Breivik*, Bruce Hackett
Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part IV. Arctic search and rescue (SAR) : Covering the distance. Thursday 23 Jan  -  10:50-11:50
10:50-11:10
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Mitochondrial Disruption during Hypothermia and Rewarming in the Adult Rat Heart
Niccole Schaible*1, Young Soo Han1, Grace Arteaga1, Torkjel Tveita2, Gary Sieck1
1Mayo Clinic, USA, 2University of Tromso, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Accidental hypothermia. Thursday 23 Jan  -  14:00-15:30
15:00-15:15
Moderate hypothermia induces pro-arrhythmic changes in cardiac electrophysiology
Erik Sveberg Dietrichs*1,2, Andrew Allan3, Karen McGlynn3, Francis Burton3, Torkjel Tveita2,4, Godfrey Smith3
1Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation, Norway, 2University of Tromsø, Norway, 3University of Glasgow, UK, 4University Hospital of Northern Norway, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Accidental hypothermia. Thursday 23 Jan  -  14:00-15:30
15:15-15:30
Monitoring the ice for operations near the ice edge
Annekatrien Debien*, Hans Eilif Larsen, Jan Petter Pedersen
Kongsberg Satellite Services, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part III. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: IMO (cont.) and observational systems for sea ice. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  15:40-17:00
16:00-16:20
Myths and facts about sleep in the Arctic. An overview.
Trond Bratlid
University of Tromsø, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Occupational Health. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  15:40-17:00
16:25-16:40
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
North Norwegian Avalanche Victims. A retrospective observational study
Julia Fieler*1,3, Albert Lunde2, Knut Fredriksen1,3
1UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Norway, 2Norwegian Red Cross, Norway, 3University hospital of North Norway, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Arctic Prehospital Medicine. Thursday 23 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
10:00-10:15
Northern (Arctic) Federal University: Staffing of the shipbuilding industry of the Arctic region
Mark Ivlev
Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Russia
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Occupational exposure and airway symptoms in the North Norwegian red king crab industry
Marte Renate Thomassen*1, Berit Bang1, Eva Kramvik1, Marit Nøst Hegseth1, May-Helen Holm1, Merethe Larsen1, Randi Kristine Falsnes Olsen1, Gerd Sissel Andorsen1, Torgrim Fuhr1, Wijnand Eduard2, Sandip Kamath3, Andreas Lopata3, Lisbeth Aasmoe1
1University hospital of North Norway, Norway, 2National Institute of Occupational Health, Norway, 3Molecular Immunology Group, Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics, School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, James Cook University, Australia
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Occupational health. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  13:00-14:20
13:35-13:50
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Occupational Health in the North: dealing with cold injury and cold immersion
Mike Tipton
Extreme Environments Laboratory Department of Sport & Exercise Science University of Portsmouth, UK
Plenary Science session:  Michael Tipton, Director of Research, Sport and Exercise Science, University of Portsmouth: Occupational Health in the North: dealing with cold injury and cold immersion. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  09:20
09:20-09:50
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Oil spill response in the Arctic: Cooperation and innovation in Norway
Maaike Knol*, Peter Arbo
University of Tromsø, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part IV. Arctic search and rescue (SAR) : Organization. Thursday 23 Jan  -  14:00-15:30
14:50-15:10
Operation criteria for offshore vessels
Bjørn Ola Berge*, Tor Einar Berge, Ørjan Selvik
MARINTEK, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part III. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: Arctic shipping and vessel design. Thursday 23 Jan  -  10:50-11:50
11:30-11:50
Optimising situational awareness in the Arctic through integrated space technologies - ARCTICSAT
Kay Fjørtoft*, Kim C. Partington, Fritz Bekkadal, Beate Kvamstad, Tony Bauna
MARINTEK, Norway
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Options for Regional Regulation of Merchant Shipping Outside IMO, with Particular Reference to the Arctic Region
Erik Molenaar
Uit/ Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Joint session Part III & Part IV. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: National regulations and policies on shipping 1  -  09:00-10:30
09:00-09:20
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Organic pollutants as important markers for environmental changes in the Arctic
Roland Kallenborn1
1Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway, 2unversity Centre in Svalbard, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Distribution of environmental contaminants in the Arctic and human exposures. Thursday 23 Jan  -  14:00-15:30
14:45-15:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Our practice of health preservation of indigenous peoples in the North of Russia
Leonid Zubov*, Galina Degteva
Northern State Medical University, Russia
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Overview of the FP7 project Arctic Health Risks: Impacts on Health in the Arctic and Europe owing to Climate-induced Changes in Contaminant Cycling (ArcRisk)
Janet Pawlak
AMAP Secretariat, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Overview of environmental contaminant exposures and health outcomes. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  13:00-14:20
13:35-13:50
Parasitosis as an aspect of global warming in circumpolar area
Natalya Bobyreva, Galina Degteva*, Ludmila Shipina
Northern State Medical University, Russia
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
PCBs in a changing Arctic: Towards understanding their input, transfer and uptake into Arctic biota and humans under climate change - A case study within the ArcRisk-project
Eva Brorström-Lundén*1, John Munthe2, Crispin Halsall3, Roland Kallenborn4, Matthew MacLeod5, Ian Cousins6, Henry Wöhrnschimmel7, Arja Rautio8
1IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Sweden, 2IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Sweden, 3Lancaster University, UK, 4Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway, 5ITM Stockholm University, Sweden, 6ITM Stockholm University, Sweden, 7Swiss Ferderal Institute of Technology, Switzerland, 8University of Oulu, Finland
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Trends of POPs and mercury in the environment and humans and their effects. Thursday 23 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
09:45-10:00
Persistent organic pollutants in males in the Tromsø study 1979-2007
Therese Haugdahl Nøst*1,2, Vivian Berg1,2, Robin Vestergren2,4, Ole-Martin Fuskevåg3, Evert Nieboer1,5, Jon Øyvind Odland1, Torkjel Manning Sandanger1
1Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway, 2NILU- Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Norway, 3Department of Laboratory Medicine, University Hospital of North Norway (UNN), Norway, 4Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM), Stockholm University, Sweden, 5Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University, Canada
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Trends of POPs and mercury in the environment and humans and their effects. Thursday 23 Jan  -  10:50-11:50
11:35-11:50
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Physical strain of mast and pole workers
Juha Oksa*, Hannu Rintamäki, Sirkka Rissanen
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Occupational Health. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  15:40-17:00
16:10-16:25
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Polymorphisms in Phase I and Phase II genes and breast cancer risk and relations to persistent organic pollutant exposure: a case-control study in Greenlandic Inuit women
Mandana Ghisari*1, Hans Eiberg2, Manhai Long1, Eva C. Bonefeld-Jørgensen1
1Centre for Arctic Health & Unit of Cellular and Molecular Toxicology, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark, 2Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Distribution of environmental contaminants in the Arctic and human exposures. Thursday 23 Jan  -  15:50-17:05
16:05-16:20
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Predicting near future vessel traffic conditions in the Arctic using data from AISSat-1
Øystein Olsen*, Andreas Nordmo Skauen, Øystein Helleren
Forsvarets forskningsinstitutt, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part IV. Arctic search and rescue (SAR): Covering the distance. Thursday 23 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
10:10-10:30
Predictors of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in a maternal population from Northern Norway
Vivian Berg*1,2, Therese Haugdahl Nøst2,3, Sandra Huber1,2, Charlotta Rylander3, Solrunn Hansen3, Jon Øyvind Odland3, Torkjel Sandanger2,3
1University Hospital of Northern Norway, Norway, 2Norwegian Institute of Air Research, Norway, 3University of Tromsø, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Arctic contaminant occurrence and effects in a changing Arctic. Friday 24 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
10:00-10:15
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Present and Future Contamination of the Arctic with Persistent Chemicals
Henry Wöhrnschimmel*1, Matthew MacLeod2, Konrad Hungerbuhler1
1Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland, 2Department of Applied Environmental Science, Stockholm University, Sweden
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Trends of POPs and mercury in the environment and humans and their effects. Thursday 23 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
09:00-09:30
Professional markers safe behavior of shift workers in the Far North
Tamara Olegovna
Northern State Medical University, Russia
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Psychological risks of shift personnel in the Arctic
Yana Korneeva*, Natalia Simonova
Northern State Medical University, Russia
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Occupational Health. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  15:40-17:00
15:55-16:10
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Quality of navigation and communication services at high latitudes (MARENOR project)
Beate Kvamstad, Ørnulf Jan Rødseth*
MARINTEK, Norway
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Quantitative Approach for Decision Making to Adaptation Strategy for Expected Climate Change According to IPCC-2007 Scenarios
Oleg Pokrovsky
Main Geophysical Observatory, Russia
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Reducing the risk of offshore activities with Integrated Environmental Monitoring
Ludivine Le Granvalet
Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part III. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: Risk assessment. Thursday 23 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
10:10-10:30
Regimes in Transition: Regulating International Navigation and Shipping in the Arctic
Aldo Chircop
Dalhousie University, Canada
Plenary Science session:  Aldo Chircop, Professor of Law, Dalhousie University: Regimes in Transition: Regulating International Navigation and Shipping in the Arctic. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  10:40
10:40-11:10
Regulation as Learning: Spread of Norwegian Offshore Knowledge to the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland
Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen*1, Auður H. Ingólfsdóttir2, Jens Christian Svabo Justinussen3, Berit Kristoffersen4, Coco Smits5
1Aalborg University, Denmark, 2Bifröst University, Iceland, 3University of the Faroe Islands, Faroe Islands, 4University of Tromsø, Norway, 5Royal HaskoningDHV, UK
Parallel science sessions:  Joint session Part III & Part IV. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: National regulations and policies on shipping 2  -  10:50-12:00
11:30-11:50
Remote sensing of the Arctic waters: where are we?
Torbjørn Eltoft*1,3, Sebastian Gerland2, Camilla Brekke1, Rune Storvold3
1UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway, 2The Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway, 3The Northern Research Institute, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part III. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: IMO (cont.) and observational systems for sea ice. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  15:40-17:00
16:20-16:40
Remotely piloted aircraft for offshore search and rescue
Stian Solbø*1, Rune Storvold1, Trond Arthur Christensen2
1Norut, Norway, 2Chriship, Norway
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
5 minutes presentation
Remotely Piloted Aircraft In Arctic Search and Rescue Operations
Douglas Marshall*1,2, Meghan Marshall2
1New Mexico State University, USA, 2TrueNorth Consulting LLC, USA
Parallel science sessions:  Part IV. Arctic search and rescue (SAR): Covering the distance. Thursday 23 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
09:50-10:10
Respiratory protective devices in the mining industry - fit factor testing
Merethe Larsen
Universityhospital of North Norway, Norway
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Risk Communication in the Arctic: an International Perspective
Shawn Donaldson*1, Tara Leech1, Jim Berner2, Eva Bonefeld-Jorgenson3, Alexey Dudarev4, Leanna Ellsworth5, Andy Gilman6, Eva Kruemmel5, Jon Odland7, Arja Rautio8, Anne Regine Lager9, Constantine Tikhonov1, Pal Weihe10, Jennifer Gibson1, Nadine Kolas1, Bryan Adlard1
1Health Canada, Canada, 2Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, USA, 3Aarhus University, Denmark, 4Northwest Public Health Research Centre, Russia, 5Inuit Circumpolar Council, Canada, 6Sustainable Solutions International, Canada, 7University of Tromso, Norway, 8Thule Institute, Finland, 9University Hospital of Northern Norway, Norway, 10Faroese Hospital System, Faroe Islands
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Trends of POPs and mercury in the environment and humans and their effects. Thursday 23 Jan  -  10:50-11:50
10:50-11:05
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Safety and security development in the Arctic: future challenges and recent experiences
Niko Niemisalo, Ari Karjalainen*, Pekka Livari
Multidimensional Tourism Institute, Finland
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
11:05-11:20
Satellite Communications in the ArcticUser requirements and possible technical solutions
Hege Lunde
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting AS, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Joint session Part III & Part IV: Communication. Thursday 23 Jan  -  15:50-17:05
15:50-16:20
Seasonal variations in vulnerability of Arctic ecosystems towards oilspill
Marte Rusten*, Øivin Aarnes, Børre Johan Paaske
Det Norske Veritas, Norway
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
SEMEN QUALITY IN FAROESE MEN - A CROSS-SECTIONAL POPULATION-BASED STUDY OF 482 MEN
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Shell Remote Health Care strategy - a game changer
Christian Gorgas1, Hans Berg*1
1Shell, The Netherlands, 2As Norske Shell, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part IV. Arctic search and rescue (SAR) : Future Activities - New needs. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  13:00-15:00
14:00-14:20
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Significant reduction in mercury and POP concentrations in pregnant women due to dietary recommendations in the Faroe Islands
Pál Magni Weihe
The Faroese Hospital System, Faroe Islands
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Overview of environmental contaminant exposures and health outcomes. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  15:40-17:00
15:55-16:10
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Status, Gaps and Outlook of Marine Infrastructure in Arctic Littoral States
Kathrin Keil1,2
1Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Germany, 2The Arctic Institute, USA
Parallel science sessions:  Joint session Part III & Part IV. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: National regulations and policies on shipping 2  -  10:50-12:00
10:50-11:10
Support functions and emergency preparedness challenges in the South-East Barents Sea. A background study for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the opening of the South-East Barents Sea prepared for the Storting (Meld.St.2012-2013).
Espen Hoell*, Cato Vivelid Nilssen, Erik Wale, Geir Nødland, Bjørn Hoff
Proactima AS, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part IV. Arctic search and rescue (SAR) : Future Activities - New needs. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  13:00-15:00
14:20-14:40
Surveillance and monitoring health in North Norway: The Tromsø Study
Sameline Grimsgaard*, Anne Elise Eggen, Heidi Johansen, Anne-Sofie Furberg, Laila Arnesdatter Hopstock
University of Tromsø, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Epidemiology and education in the north. Friday 24 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
09:30-09:45
Survival suits for Arctic conditions
Hilde Færevik*, Tore Christian Storholmen, Ole Petter Næsgaard, Øystein Wiggen, Maria Suong Tjønnås, Julie Renberg, Mariann Sandsund
SINTEF Technology and Society, Department of Health Research, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part IV. Arctic search and rescue (SAR) : Future Activities - New needs. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  15:40-17:00
16:20-16:40
Sustainable and safe solutions for arctic and cold climate technology
Jaakko Heinonen
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Technological challenges for Arctic shipping
Victoria Gribkovskaia*1, Beate Kvamstad2, Tor Einar Berg2
1MARINTEK, Norway, 2MARINTEK, Norway
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Technology related challenges for shipping and offshore operations in Arctic waters
Sören Ehlers
NTNU, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part III. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: Technological challenges and IMO Polar Code. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  13:00-14:20
13:05-13:35
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
The 2013 Minamata Convention and Protection of the Arctic Environment: Mercurial Promises and Challenges
David VanderZwaag
Dalhousie University, Canada
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Arctic contaminant occurrence and effects in a changing Arctic. Friday 24 Jan  -  10:50-12:00
11:05-11:20
The ArcRisk mercury (Hg) case study
Kyrre Sundseth*1, Jozef M. Pacyna1,2, Anna Banel1, Elisabeth G. Pacyna1
1NILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Norway, 2Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Distribution of environmental contaminants in the Arctic and human exposures. Thursday 23 Jan  -  14:00-15:30
15:00-15:15
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
The Arctic Indigenous peoples and their involvement at different levels of decision-making
Michal Symonides
University of Grenoble, France
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
The Arctic Ocean Review, the Arctic Voice, and Dealing with the Interplay of Global and Regional Regimes
Marc-Andre Dubois
WWF, Canada
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
The challenge of cardiovascular disease in Russia
David Leon1,2
1London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Norway, 2Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Epidemiology and education in the north. Friday 24 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
09:00-09:30
The cure for what ails you: rural and remote nursing in the Arctic.
Christopher Nelson1
1University of Alaska - Anchorage, USA, 2University of Oulu, Finland
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
The Dislocation of Maternal and Reproductive Health Care in Canada’s North
Rachel Kohut
The Arctic Institute, Canada
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
The elusive social and energy sustainability: Debates from the Barents energyscape
Hanna Lempinen
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
The Indigenous People of Krasnoyarsk Region. Past and Present.
Artem Shakhmatov
Siberian Federal University, Russia
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
The need for search and rescue hubs in the Arctic
Ásgrímur Lárus Ásgrímsson
Icelandic Coast Guard, Iceland
Plenary Science session:  Ásgrímur L. Ásgrímsson, Chief of operations, Icelandic Coast Guard: The need for search and rescue hubs in the Arctic. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  11:10
11:10-11:40
The new Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic
Ole Kristian Bjerkemo
Arctic Council working group EPPR, Norway
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
The New Canadian Arctic Contaminants Assessment Report on POPs: Overview and Highlights
Derek Muir*1, Perihan Kurt-Karakus1,2, Jason Stow3
1Environment Canada, Canada, 2Bursa Technical University, Turkey, 3Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Canada
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Distribution of environmental contaminants in the Arctic and human exposures. Thursday 23 Jan  -  14:00-15:30
15:15-15:30
The New Sea King
Steve Powell
AgustaWestland, UK
Parallel science sessions:  Part IV. Arctic search and rescue (SAR) : Future Activities - New needs. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  15:40-17:00
15:40-16:00
The Nunavut Inuit Health Survey: Understanding its influence and legacy
Natan Obed*, Sharon Edmunds
Nunavut Tunngaik Inc, Canada
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
The operational challenges of SAR operations in the Arctic
Tore Wangsfjord
Joint Rescue Coordination Centre North-Norway, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part IV. Arctic search and rescue (SAR) : Organization. Thursday 23 Jan  -  14:00-15:30
14:00-14:30
The Polar Code and other developments at IMO
Tore Henriksen
University of Tromsø, K.G.Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, Faculty of Law, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part III. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: Technological challenges and IMO Polar Code. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  13:00-14:20
13:55-14:15
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Time to change the focus of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest?
Mads Gilbert
Clinic of Emergency Medicine, University Hospital of North Norway, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Arctic Prehospital Medicine. Thursday 23 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
09:45-10:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Training of specialists for underwater work in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation
Sergey Degtev*, Galina Degteva
Northern State Medical University, Russia
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Treatment of severe cold trauma in the coldest region of the world.
Mikhael Innokentevich Tomsky
Yakutia Research Center for Complex Medical Problems SB RAM., Russia
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Accidental hypothermia. Thursday 23 Jan  -  14:00-15:30
14:00-14:30
Twenty-five years of scientific progress on contaminants and health in the Arctic.
Eric Dewailly*, Pierre Ayotte, Gina Muckle, Mylene Riva, Michel Lucas, Mélanie Lemire
Laval University Medical Center, Canada
Parallel science sessions:  Part II. Health & environment in the Arctic: Overview of environmental contaminant exposures and health outcomes. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  13:00-14:20
13:05-13:35
Understanding workers' health in the Russian mining towns of the Barents Euro-Arctic Region
Andrian Vlakhov
European University at St.Petersburg, Russia
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Occupational health. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  13:00-14:20
14:05-14:20
UNIS` Risk management of students and scientists fieldwork in the high arctic.
Fred Skancke Hansen*, Martin Indreiten
UNIS, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Unmanned Aircraft for SAR in the Arctic: Opportunities and Challenges.
Rune Storvold1,2
1Norut, Norway, 2NTNU, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part IV. Arctic search and rescue (SAR): Covering the distance. Thursday 23 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
09:00-09:30
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Wellbeing in adapting to a changing north
Helene Amundsen*1, Grete K. Hovelsrud1,2
1CICERO, Norway, 2Nordland Research Institute, Norway
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
What can the Tromsø Study tell us about health and illness at 69°N?
Inger Njølstad
Dept of community medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Epidemiology and education in the north. Friday 24 Jan  -  09:00-10:30
09:45-10:00
Winter sea ice thickness product from Envisat Radar Altimeter 2
Eero Rinne
Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Winterization of ships and offshore units for safe Arctic operations
Knut Espen Solberg*, Ann Christin Hovland, Steven Sawhill
DNV GL, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part III. Shipping & offshore in the Arctic: Arctic shipping and vessel design. Thursday 23 Jan  -  10:50-11:50
11:10-11:30
Work and well-being in cold
Hannu Rintamäki1,2
1Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland, 2Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Physiology, University of Oulu, Finland
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Occupational health. Wednesday 22 Jan  -  13:00-14:20
13:05-13:35
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
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
Poster session:  Poster session. Thursday 23 Jan  -  12:50-14:00
Young People and Snowmobiling in Northern Norway and Svalbard:Accidents, Injury Prevention, Focuses and Strategies
Grete Mehus*1, Alf Gunnar Mehus2, Sidsel Germeten1, Nils Henriksen1
1University of Tromsø, Norway, 2Høgskolen i Finnmark, Norway
Parallel science sessions:  Part I. Live, work and stay healthy in the Arctic: Arctic Prehospital Medicine. Thursday 23 Jan  -  10:50-11:50
11:35-11:50