UArctic Rectors' Meeting took place in Monaco on 12-13 January 2023.
The meeting was organised by the Oceanographic Institute - Prince Albert I of Monaco Foundation and the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, in collaboration with Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
It focused on "Academic cooperation as a solution for achieving sustainable goals in a rapidly changing Arctic world" in order to have Arctic institutions and members of UArctic work more closely to address new challenges, notably :
- The role of the Arctic and northern oceans in what is called the “Green Shift”
- The impact of climate change and the new geopolitical context on Arctic societies and communities: opportunities and challenges from renewed external interest for the Arctic
- The central Arctic as an ocean not only losing its ice cover, but seen also as a resource
- How to develop and intensify cooperation both within academia and from an intersectoral point of view in such times of drastic, accelerating change
From left to right, front row: Prof. Alain Bui, President of UVSQ ; Outi Snellman, Secretary-General UArctic, H.S.H. Prince Albert II de Monaco; Liisa Holmberg, Chair of the Nominations Committee of UArctic Assembly and vice-lead of Thematic Network on Arctic Indigenous Film. Among second row: Olivier Wenden, Head of Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Lars Kullerud (bow-tie), President of UArctic. Photo credit ©Institut_oceanographique_de_Monaco_Michel_Dagnino
Jean Malaurie donated one of his pastels to H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco from the hand of his daughter. From left to right: Jan Borm (MIARC), Eléonore Malaurie, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Robert Calcagno (director of the Oceanographic Institute - Prince Albert I of Monaco Foundation). Photo credit (all photos) ©Institut_oceanographique_de_Monaco_Michel_Dagnino