The Arctic Safety Centre is a hub for sharing knowledge regarding personnel safety related to natural hazards (climate, topography, and wildlife) in the Arctic. Safe operations in the Arctic require safety knowledge and skills in both planning and execution, increasingly important due to climate changes and an increased focus toward the high north within tourism, transportation and industry.

We welcome both practical experiences and research contributions on Arctic safety from industry, public sector and research institutions.

Within an Arctic context (harsh environments, remote areas, lack of infrastructure), we welcome papers and/or presentations on the following topics:

Climate change and impact on safety
Human factors in harsh environments
Operational safety for human and industrial activities from fjords and ice to land, glaciers, and mountains
Preparing for and responding to crises
Learning from unwanted occurrences and successful operations
Methods, tools and data for safety management
Living with natural hazards – building resilience in Arctic communities
Industrial safety
New technologies: limitations and opportunities in safety work

Deadline for submission of abstracts is 1 March, 2019. 

For more information, see the conference website


University Centre in Svalbard has been a member of the University of the Arctic since 2002.