Seminar 2: New Resource Frontiers? Arctic and Antarctic continental shelves

10.00* -17.00, Tuesday 21 September 2010, British Library, London
* Registration from 10.00 — Sessions to start at 10.30

1000-1030 – REGISTRATION (with COFFEE)

1030-1045 – Introduction
Prof. Klaus Dodds, Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London

1045-1115 – Polar Resources: Over 400 Years of Exploring the Final Frontiers
Philip Hatfield, Curator, Canadian and Caribbean Collections, British Library

1115-1130 – COFFEE

1130-1215 – Outer limits of the continental shelf in the Polar Regions – submissions by Coastal States and the work of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
Dr. Harald Brekke, Member of CLCS and Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

1215-1300 – Claimant stances on Outer Continental Shelf in the Antarctic Treaty Area and the consequences for Antarctic collective governance
Dr. Alan Hemmings, Gateway Antarctica Centre for Antarctic Studies and Research, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

1300-1400 – LUNCH

1400-1445 – Triangulating the Russian Position: Discourse of the Arctic Front
Corine Wood-Donnelly, Research Student, Politics and History, Brunel University

1445-1530 – Token Arguments: The Use and Usefulness of Arctic Resources for Scandinavian Countries, Past and Present
Prof. Sverker Sörlin, Environmental History, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

1530-1600 – Comments from Discussant
Prof. Dougal Goodman FREng, Chief Executive, The Foundation for Science and Technology

1600-1700 – General Discussion from Audience


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