The 6th Korea Arctic Academy starts today, and the Arctic Economic Council (AEC) is proud to contribute to the educational activities for sustainable Arctic development.

The Korea Arctic Academy aims to contribute to the sustainable business practices in the Arctic by facilitating the exchange of knowledge, network, and experiences among the students from the Arctic countries and Korea.

The director of the Arctic Economic Council (AEC) Anu Fredrikson gives a lecture on sustainable business development in the Arctic. The lecture focuses on the activities of the AEC and the opportunities for sustainable economic development.

– In the light of the global development trends, the interest towards the Arctic will continue to grow.  Sustainable utilization of the Arctic natural resources provides the growing world population with clean energy, proteins, minerals needed for the green shift and technological development, green industrial products, and other goods, both serving the people in the Arctic and the rest of the world, highlighted Fredrikson.

The Korea Arctic Academy is hosted by the Korean Ministry of Oceans & Fisheries and co-organized by the Korean Maritime Institute and the University of the Arctic (UArctic). This year the Academy focuses on the Arctic policy, international Arctic governance, partnerships between Asia and Arctic, Arctic climate and environmental change, Arctic science and international cooperation, tourism, society and indigenous people, new technologies for observation and networking, innovations, renewable energy, Arctic Sea Route, education, impacts of COVID-19, and sustainable economy in the Arctic.

One of the overarching themes in the work of the Arctic Economic Council is collaboration between industry and academia. Education is a critical element in the responsible development of the Arctic and the AEC is glad to be a part of the education exchange.