What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic
Professor Gail Whiteman is the founder of Arctic Basecamp and Professor of Sustainability at the University of Exeter’s Business School (UK).
She is an expert on global risk arising from the systemic changes occurring in the natural environment. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Frontier Risk and was a scientific keynote speaker at WEF’s 2020 session at Davos “What’s at Stake: The Arctic” alongside panellists including Finland’s Prime Minister Sanne Marin and Former US Vice President, Al Gore. Since 2012, she is the Professor-in-Residence at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and is actively involved in building sciencebased targets collective business action, including those for a future low-carbon economy. Her research utilises organisation theory on information flows to analyse how a range of actors (companies, civil society, and local communities) make sense of ecological risk, and how these actors transform and build resilience across scales given environmental pressures and social inequities. She has over 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers, including in prestigious journals Nature, Nature Communication, and the Academy of Management Journal. Her PhD is from Queen’s University and her field work was conducted in the subarctic region of Canada. She is regularly interviewed by the press. You can follow her @GenerationCO2
Director of Operations: Dr. Lovro Valcic is the founder and CEO of Bruncin Ltd, an agile and dynamic company with an outstanding team of R&D experts, working closely with scientists to develop custom solutions, systems, and sensors to facilitate fieldwork and research in the Polar regions.
Bruncin Ltd participates as a partner in various EU and USA funded research projects and field campaigns, providing a wide variety of solutions and support in hardware, communications and software. Lovro has previously worked as Senior Developer at the Scottish Association for Marine Science, UK and as the head of ICT for the Alaska Volcano Observatory Remote Sensing team at the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
Dr. Jeremy Wilkinson
British Antarctic Survey
Dr. Jeremy Wilkinson is a recognised authority on sea ice and upper-ocean physics and has organised and participated more than 20 polar field campaigns. Working for the British Antarctic Survey, he represents the UK in international marine and Arctic forums.
Dr. Jennifer Francis
Woodwell Climate Research Center
Dr. Jennifer Francis is a senior scientist at Woodwell Climate Research Center. She has studied the Arctic climate system and how rapid Arctic change is affecting areas beyond the Arctic, particularly extreme weather in the northern hemisphere. She is regularly interviewed for radio and TV news programs, and is often quoted in major media outlets.
Professor Julienne Stroeve
UCL Earth Sciences
Professor Stroeve is Professor of Polar Observation & Modelling at UCL, with wide-ranging research interests in the Arctic, including atmosphere-sea ice interactions, synoptic climatology, sea ice predictability, climate change and impacts on native communities.
Professor David Hik
Simon Fraser University
Professor David Hik is an award winning Arctic scientist with research interests in the ecology and dynamics of Arctic and mountain terrestrial environments, particularly the impacts of rapid climate warming and determinants of social-ecological resilience.
Professor Alun Hubbard
Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway
Professor Johan Rockström
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Johan Rockström is Director of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. He is an internationally recognised scientist for his work on global sustainability issues. He helped lead the internationally renowned team of scientists that presented the planetary boundaries frameworkas fundamental in maintaining a “safe operating space for humanity.”
Professor Eddy Carmack
Institute of Ocean Sciences
Professor Eddy Carmack is a Senior Research Scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. He has conducted pioneering science around icebreakers and led on international oceanographic work.
Dr. Jan-Gunnar Winther
Centre for the Ocean and the Arctic, Norwegian Polar Institute
Professor Konrad Steffen - In Memoriam
Swiss Federal Institute
Professor Konrad Steffen was Director of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research. He researched processes related to climate, cryospheric interaction, and sea level rise in Polar Regions based on in-situ and satellite observations. Konrad passed away in August 2020 whilst conducting fieldwork in Greenland. We will be forever grateful for his passion and research.
Dr. Dmitry Yumashev
Lancaster University, Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business.
Dr. Dmitry Yumashev is a mathematical modeller at The Pentland Centre for Sustainability of Business at Lancaster University, specialising in Climate Policy and Sustainability. He investigates regional and global impacts of climate change in the Arctic as well as implications of e-waste and the analysis of soil-related risks using model outputs.
Professor Bruce Forbes
University of Lapland
Professor Bruce Forbes is based at the Arctic Centre | Arktinen keskus, University of Lapland, and has conducted fieldwork in the Arctic for 33 years. His research is interdisciplinary and his participatory approach aims for co-production of knowledge with regional stakeholders.
Professor Craig Lee
University of Washington
Professor Craig Lee is a physical oceanographer at University of Washington. He specialises in observations for ocean research. Part of this work involves identifying advances that could be achieved through novel measurements and developing instruments to meet these needs.