The Northern Sea Route User Conference:

The 21st Century: Turning Point for the Northern Sea Route?

18-20 November 1999 - Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica, Oslo, Norway

 

Final Programme

 

17 NOVEMBER 1999

16:00 - 20:00 Registration

20:00 - 21:00 Welcome reception

 

18 NOVEMBER 1999: Introduction; Presentation of Research Findings

08:00 - 09:00 Late Registration

09:00 - 10:30 SESSION 1: OPENING SESSION (Chair: Mr. Kåre Willoch, Director, Fridtjof Nansen Institute)

10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break

 

10:45 - 12:15 SESSION 2: THE NSR BASICS: WHAT IS KNOWN? WHAT IS NEEDED? WHAT IS POSSIBLE? (Chair: Prof. Edgar Gold, Oceans Inst. of Canada)

12:15 - 13:45 Lunch.

12:15 - 13:00 Press Briefing

 

13:45 - 15:15 SESSION 3: INSROP’s MAIN FINDINGS (Chair: Mr. Nils Telle, Norwegian Shipowners’ Association)

15:15 - 15:30 Coffee Break

 

15:30 - 17:00 SESSION 4: THE INSROP SIMULATION STUDY (Chair: Prof. Hiromitsu Kitagawa, Hokkaido University)

17:00 - 18:00 Separate demonstration of the INSROP GIS Software and Database (Presenters: Stig Magnar Løvås (SINTEF Civil and Environmental Engineering) and Kjell A. Moe/Odd W. Brude (Alpha Environmental Consultants)).

19:30 Reception hosted by the Russian Ambassador to Norway, H.E. Mr. Yuliy Kvitsinskiy, at the Embassy of the Russian Federation.

 

19 NOVEMBER 1999: Discussion

08:30 - 10:45 SESSION 5: THE COMMERCIAL ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF THE NSR (Chair: Pres. John C. Lyras, Union of Greek Shipowners)

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break

 

11:00 - 12:15 SESSION 6: ACTUAL EXPERIENCE OF NSR NAVIGATION (Chair: Prof. Hajime Yamaguchi, Leader of INSROP’s Experimental Transit Voyage; University of Tokyo)

12:15 - 13:45 Lunch.

13:15 - 15:00 Separate demonstration of the INSROP GIS Software and Database (Presenters: Stig Magnar Løvås (SINTEF Civil and Environmental Engineering) and Kjell A. Moe/Odd W. Brude (Alpha Environmental Consultants)).

 

13:45 - 15:15 SESSION 7: TECHNOLOGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE NSR (Chair: Bruce Farthing, INTERCARGO)

 

13:45 - 15:15 SPECIAL SESSION (PARALLELL TO SESSION 7): THE NSR'S IMPORTANCE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NORTHERN RUSSIAN REGIONS. (Chair: Arild Moe, Deputy Director, The Fridtjof Nansen Institute)

15:15 - 15:30 Coffee Break

 

15:30 - 17:30 SESSION 8: SECURING A STABLE, PROFITABLE AND RESPONSIBLE ADMINISTRATIVE REGIME FOR THE NSR – POLITICAL PROBLEMS TO BE SOLVED (Chair: Antony Nunn, International Union of Marine Insurance)

19:00 Reception hosted by the Norwegian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jarle Skjørestad, at the Norwegian Government's Guest House in Parkveien 45.

 

20 NOVEMBER 1999: Workshops; Summing-up

09:00 - 11:00 SESSION 9: PARALLEL WORKSHOPS

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break

 

11:15 - 13:15 SESSION 10: PARALLEL WORKSHOPS

13:15 - 14:45 Late lunch.

 

14:45 - 17:00 SESSION 11: CLOSING SESSION (Chair: Prof. Willy Østreng, Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technolgy; The Fridtjof Nansen Institute)

20:00 Banquet in the Saga Hall at Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica.

 

21 NOVEMBER 1999

10:00 - 14:00 Study Tour to maritime museums and sites in Oslo. Lunch included, hosted by the City of Oslo.

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