Cooperation 66° North

8 - 9 May 2014

Tromsø, Norway

Hosted by: The K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea

We are delighted to invite you to participate in the most preeminent maritime and security cooperation forum above the Arctic Circle, 'Cooperation 66° North."

Cooperation 66° North is a two-day Arctic maritime and security forum being held in Tromsø, Norway 8-9 May 2014. It is partly funded by the Norwegian Barents Secretariat and designed to enhance communication, cooperation, and collaboration across political, economic, and security sectors throughout the circumpolar region and beyond. In particular, it focuses on fostering frank discourse about security, safety, and operational/legal challenges in the maritime and offshore sectors of the High North.

Looking to be involved in strategic planning for your sector? Seeking collaborative relationships within your industry and others? Want to showcase your organization's High North expertise? The opportunity is here to become a leader in Arctic cooperation.

Participants will be divided into three subject-matter working groups across the following fields:

·        Arctic Offshore and Maritime Security Challenges

·        Maritime Industries: Shipping, Oil & Gas, and Transport

·      Law, Regulations and Compliance for Arctic Operations

The forum will be comprised of expert presentations, panel discussions, working group dialogues, excursions, and networking receptions. The capstone event will be joint presentations given by multinational working-groups functioning in combined teams. Program operating language will be English.

Experts to include representatives of European, North American, and Asian Embassies, Trade Associations, along with representatives of leading companies, shipowners associations, classification societies and academic institutions, and regional government agencies from throughout the Circumpolar North.

The program shall proceed as follows:

Arrival Day (7th May): Quality Hotel Saga, Tromsø, Norway

         19:00- Welcome Reception (OPTIONAL)

·     Welcome Speech, Introduction of Partners, Sponsors, Organizing Committee, and overview of event plan

·         Buffet Dinner with colleagues

·         Coffee and Refreshments

Day One (8th May): K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, University of Tromsø

          10:30- Transport to Event Venue

Welcome Speech

·        Key note speakers: K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, TBA

·        Coffee

·        Panel Discussions: (1) Offshore Industry Challenges    (2) Search and Rescue in the Arctic

13:15- Lunch

·        Working groups: (1) Security    (2) Maritime Industries    (3) Law

17:30- Transport to Quality Hotel Saga

·        Casual dinner at local restaurant

20:15- Informal reception at the most Northern brewery in the world (Sponsored)

Day Two (9th May): K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, University of Tromsø

         08:30- Transport to Event Venue

·         Working groups: (1) Security    (2) Maritime Industries    (3) Law

·         Coffee with Key note speakers: TBA

·         Working groups: (1) Security    (2) Maritime Industries    (3) Law

13:50- Transport to Arctic-going vessel, Port of Tromsø

·        Ship-visit

·         Lunch

·         Panel Discussions: (1) Polar Code    (2) Defense & Security in the Arctic    (3) Northern Sea Route & Arctic Shipping

17:30- Transport to Quality Hotel Saga

·        Continue summarizing working group findings for final presentations

  19:30- Dinner and reception including presentation of working group findings by participants

·       Closing remarks

It would be wonderful to have you at our event.  

* Full participant contribution includes a Welcome Reception, two dinners, two lunches, multiple coffee breaks, a closing banquet (including dinner), and all ground transportation during the formal program.

Participants are expected to cover their own travel expenses and accommodation in Tromsø, Norway. A host hotel will be indicated shortly providing a limited number of discount rooms we have arranged for participants.

Please contact us at your earliest convenience should you or others at your organization like to present at Cooperation 66° North

With any enquiries or to discuss speaking and sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at or +4791253080.

We hope to see you in Tromsø 8-9 May 2014 to enjoy the majesty above 66° North!

Very respectfully,

The Organizing Committee

Cooperation 66° North


Wed, May 07, 2014, 06:00 PM   Start
Sat, May 10, 2014, 11:00 AM   End
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  • When: 07 May 2014, 06:00 PM to 10 May 2014, 11:00 AM. Where: University of Tromsø, Tromsø.