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Italy at the 2023 Arctic Circle

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More than 700 speakers in over 200 sessions will participate in the 2023 Arctic Circle, which will be held at the Harpa Conference Center in Reykjavík, Iceland, on October 19-21. This annual Assembly, the largest network of international dialogue and cooperation on the future of the Arctic, hosts heads of state and government, ministers, members of parliaments, indigenous representatives, officials, experts, scientists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, activists and others from the growing international community interested in the Arctic.

Italy will also take part in the Assembly. This year Italy is responsible for the organization of two thematic sessions.

The session entitled The Italian contribution to monitoring and sustainable development of the Arctic, organized by the Institute of Polar Sciences of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), will be held on Friday 20 October at 11.20 am in Ballroom A of The Reykjavík EDITION.

The session will be introduced by Ambassador Nicoletti and the Special Envoy for the Arctic of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Carmine Robustelli and concluded by the Director of the Institute of Polar Sciences of the CNR Carlo Brabante who will present the future commitment of Italian scientific and technological research in the Arctic.

The other presentations reflect the two main topics of the session, monitoring and sustainable development of the Arctic. Nicoletta Ademollo, researcher at the Institute of Polar Sciences of the CNR, will discuss the Italian contribution to monitor the Arctic, while Daniela Meloni, researcher at the Laboratory for Observations and Measurements for Environment and Climate of the ENEA Casaccia Research Center, will talk specifically about the Arctic observation activities carried out at the THAAO international observatory. Prof. Massimo Santarelli, from the Department of Energy of the Polytechnic of Turin, and Claudio Di Iaconi, researcher of the CNR Water Research Institute, will present technological solutions for the sustainable development of the Arctic.

The second Italian session entitled Towards an Arctic critical zone observatory, organized by the Institute of Geosciences and Georesources of the CNR, will be held on Saturday 21 October at 09.00 am in the Ríma A room on the ground floor of Harpa.

Introduced by Antonello Provenzale, Director of the Institute of Geosciences and Hearth Resources of the CNR, the session includes presentations on the challenges of the Arctic critical zone by Italian and foreign researchers, professors and scientific directors and by environmental experts and a representative of the indigenous Inupiat community.

Full program of the Assembly 2023