conference-programme
08:30 RUSI opens for Registration
 
09:00 James Gray MP introduces Frederik Paulsen
09:15 Mark Simmonds MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office The UK Government's approach to the Arctic and Antarctic
09:45 His Excellency Olafur Grimsson, President of Iceland The new global playing field
 
Session 1: Can we do business at the Poles? Chair: James Gray MP
10:15 Professor Klaus Dodds, Royal Holloway The Antarctic
10:45 Professor Terry Callaghan, Lead Author, IPCC Assessment of the Polar Regions The Arctic
10:55 Professor Jane Francis, Director, British Antarctic Survey Polar Science
11:05 Questions and Contributions from the floor
 
Session 2: Polar-friendly Business?   Chair: Henrik Normann, President & CEO, Nordic Investment Bank
11:35 Sturla Henriksen, Director General, Norwegian Shipowners' Association Bulk Shipping through the Arctic
11:45  Rod McIllree, CEO Greenland Minerals & Energy An Arctic success story 
11:55 Robert Blaauw, Senior Adviser, Global Arctic Theme, Shell Energy
12:05 Felix Tschudi, Tschudi Ship Management AS Shipping
12:15 Tom Paddon, President and CEO, Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation Resource extraction and indigenous peoples
12:25 Questions and Contributions from the floor  
 
13:05 Buffet Lunch in the Library and the Reading Room
  Inforrmal talk from David Hempleman-Adams, Polar Explorer
 
Session 3:  The Polar Environment     Chair: Dr Morten Rasch, Leader of Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring
14:15 Professor Roger Scruton, Philosopher Green Philosophy: How to think seriously about the planet
14:45 Rear Admiral Tom Karsten, UK Hydrographic Office
Undersea mapping
14:55 Professor Tony Martin, University of Dundee
South Georgia: A case study
15:05 Stanley Johnson, Former MEP and Vice Chairman of the European Parliament's Environment Committee Wildlife
15:30 Questions and Contributions from the floor
 
Session 4: Governance of the Poles       Chair: Neil Carmichael MP
16:00 HE Michel Rocard, French Ambassador to the Polar Regions Antarctic Governance
16:30 Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, former UK Defence Secretary The Arctic: Military risks / potentials
17:00 Dr Heike Deggim, International Maritime Organisation The IMO and the Polar Code
17:15 Steffen Weber, Secretary General, EU Arctic Forum Arctic business and its importance for Europe and the UK
17:30 HE Alan Kessel, Canadian Deputy High Commissioner The Arctic Council
17:45 Questions and Contributions from the floor
 
18:15 Closing Remarks - James Gray MP. Followed by Drinks in the Library for all.
 
19:00 Ends