NordMar projects – Final conference on the Ocean

The final meeting of the three NordMar projects; NordMar Plastic, NordMar BioRefine and NordMar Ports funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers under the Icelandic chairmanship in the Arctic Council 2019-2021, was held in Iceland on the 2nd of June 2022 at Grand Hotel Reykjavík.

The agenda was as follows:

Note that PDF files with the presentations from NordMar Plastic are linked to the titles for further information.

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome from the Icelandic Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers (2019)

  • Jón Þrándur Stefansson, Special advisor, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries.
  • Jóhanna Bryndís Bjarnadóttir, Director, Nordic Cooperation, Directorate for Bilateral and Regional Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

9:15 – 9:20 Interlink between the projects

9:20 – 10:25 NordMar Ports

  • Introduction – Jákup Sørensen
  • Ports as drivers in the green transition – The legal framework on alternative fuels – Sylvia Rakel Guðjónsdóttir, Orkustofnun
  • Ports as drivers in Green transition – Anna Margret Kornelisdóttir, Íslensk nýorka
  • On site guidelines for cruise ships – Ilja Leo Lang, AECO
  • Ports as innovational hubs – Thor Sigfusson, Sjávarklasinn

10:25 – 10:50 Coffee/Networking

10:50 – 12:00 NordMar BioRefine

  • Introduction – Valur N. Gunnlaugsson
  • Nordic blue bioeconomy network – Hjörleifur Einarsson
  • NordMar BioRefine Portal – Þóra Valsdóttir
  • Blue biorefinery feasibility study and operational model – Valur N. Gunnlaugsson
  • Dissemination and education – Katrin Gunnarsdóttir & Lene Lange

12:00 – 13:00 L unch /Networking

14:20 – 14:55 Panel – plenary session

  • • What can we take from this?
  • • What can we take from the Covid era?
  • • How can we improve the Nordic cooperation in the future

14:55 – Icebreaker – take home message

Pictures from the conference:

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