Major General (Retd.) Stig Oestergaard Nielsen

Former Commander
Danish Joint Arctic Command


9:00 AM CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

4:40 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: PLACING RECONNAISSANCE IN THE CONTEXT OF ARCTIC SECURITY

  • The thawing of Arctic ice presents new opportunities for economic and geopolitical development. What will be the critical developments in commercial activity over the next five years, and should how these development direct  an international military and political approach to Arctic security development? Examining Norwegian, Russian and Chinese investment in the Arctic
  • What are the crucial threats endangering collective security for the High North? To what extent can these threats be managed and constrained through multinational political engagement?
  • To what extent is current military activity sufficient to support stability in the Arctic, and how has it affected the region’s geopolitical outlook?
  • How will international maritime trade take advantage of warmer northern waters, and will increased activity require a different approach to the governance of Arctic seas?

9:00 AM CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS