Cold Disasters, Risk and Resilience in the Arctic

Open symposium at the University of Iceland

Time and place


Auditorium 132 in building Askja, University of Iceland, Reykjavík 01.12.2015 from 09:00 to 17:00

Contact person


Main speakers:

  • Professor Ed Galea, University of Greenwich, UK, on cruise ship safety and evacuation challenges in extreme weather conditions.
  • Commander Blake McBride, US Naval Office of Research – Global, USA, on the Keflavík Rescue Hub project.
  • Risk expert George Karagiannis, Technical University of Crete, Greece, on creating common situational awareness in large-scale emergency management operations.

Opening remarks by the Canadian and Danish ambassadors to Iceland (inv.).

Also presentations by Guðbrandur Örn Arnason,, on computer- assisted tools for SAR-exercises in the Arctic and Rasmus Dahlberg, Kristian Cedervall Lauta and Björn Karlsson about the NORDRESS project.

Organized by: NORDRESS and the Icelandic Construction Authority

Registration (optional): (no fee – lunch at own expense)