A four-day conference on Arctic ports in wound up on Thursday in Narvik, Norway.
The international conference was organized by the Port of Narvik, Ocean Futures and the Maritime Forum North, to discuss issues around trade, shipping and industrial development in the Barents region of the European Arctic.
Transport Ministers from the four Barents region countries: Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway, held a meeting in connection with the conference.
On Friday, Eye on the Arctic will bring you a story on what Canada might learn from the Barents region.
But today, we bring you a feature interview with two of the conference organizers, Rune Arnøy of the Port of Narvik and Arnfinn Jørgensen-Dahl, a Senior Research Fellow at Ocean Futures, a research institute that focuses on the world’s oceans and polar regions.