9-11 April 2013
Sanaartornermik Ilinniarfik, Sisimiut, Greenland
America/Godthab timezone


The global demand for natural resources is rising. So are prices, and several mines are likely to open in the near future in Greenland.

Although modern large-scale mining takes environmental precautions, challenges prevail - in particular when mines are opened in the vulnerable Arctic environment. Likewise, the importance of social, cultural and economic dimensions is magnified when acting in Greenland. One challenge for the large country with the small and scattered population is to set the scene for international players: the importance of learning from experiences of past mining operations in Greenland, as well as from neighbors in the north, is evident.

The Artek Event 2013 offers the opportunity for participants from industry, the public sector and the science community to present, discuss and exchange experience.

-   Historical cases - what have we learned in the Arctic
-   Regulation and legislation
-   Environmental, health and social impact assessments of planned Greenlandic mines
-   Extraction processes and tailings handling
-   Planning, logistics and technical mining solutions
-   Closing, recultivation and monitoring of former mining sites

Keynote speakers
-   Lars-Otto Reiersen, Executive Secretary, AMAP, Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme
-   Sveinung Løset, Professor, NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
-   Jørgen T. Hammeken-Holm, Acting Director, Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum

Oral presentations and poster presentations will be selected based on the abstracts we receive. Discussions will follow each presentation, and we hope to have a lively and engaged debate on all topics.


Dates: from 09 April 2013 14:00 to 11 April 2013 18:00
Timezone: America/Godthab
Location: Sanaartornermik Ilinniarfik, Sisimiut, Greenland