Arctic Science Summit Week 2017

Date: 2017-04-04 14:00:00 PM - 2017-04-04 17:25:00 PM
Venue: Prague, Czech Republic
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Project Management In The Arctic Science – The Unknown Driver Of Changes

On 4 April 2017, Polar Research and Policy Initiative Fellows Kamil Jagodzinski and Yulia Zaika, together with Dr Nicole Biebow (Head of the International Cooperation Unit at the Alfred-Weneger-Institut), presented a session on ‘Project Management In The Arctic Science – The Unknown Driver of Changes’ at the Arctic Science Summit Week 2017.

The global significance of the Arctic is growing rapidly due to the climate change resulting in new opportunities and challenges impacting variety of stakeholders. Changes in the Arctic are forcing organizations and nations to take a more critical look at how they execute their strategic initiatives in the region. While this is quite apparent for business, the academic institutions are still in the process of changing their approach. Leading scientific organizations in the Arctic have been steadily embracing project management as a way to maximise the impact of scientific results, engage users and producers of knowledge, improve risk management and control funding inflows in an effective way. As the practice of project management matures – from the portfolio level to individual projects – the connection between science-oriented project management and its business value becomes more apparent. The session aims at discussing the effect and value of project management as unknown driving force of changes within academia and demonstrating how successful project management structures and processes are used for the scientific development of the Arctic. We welcome contributions that will represent cases focused on: portfolio management, project management office, scientific project management, talent management, stakeholder’s management and user engagement.

Organisers: Kamil Jagodzinski, Nicole Biebow, Yulia Zaika


Chair – Yulia Zaika, Russian Federation
14:00 – 14:10
Opening Keynote by Kamil Jagodzinski
14:10 – 14:30 – Speaker: L. Bianco, Italy
O 056: A Successful RTD Project Management
14:30 – 14:50 – Speaker: K. Baelum, Norway
O 057: Added Value Through Cooperation – an Example of Funding Agency Driven Project Management
14:50 – 15:10 – Speaker: K. Werner, Germany
O 058: Polar Prediction Project Management – From Research to Improved Environmental Safety
15:10 – 15:30 – Speaker: L. Cristini, Germany
O 059: Standardised project management for Arctic climate research

Chair – Nicole Biebow, Germany
16:00 – 16:20 – Speaker: S. Gray, USA
O 084: Balancing the Demands of Knowledge Co-Production and Basic Research for Large Projects in the North American Arctic
16:20 – 16:40 – Speaker, R. Rich, USA
O 085: Model Project Management for Arctic Research and Decisionmaking: Critical Insights from the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States
16:40 – 17:00: Speaker, S. Bowden, USA
O 086: Organizing for Research: The U.S. Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee’s 5-Year Planning and Implementation Process
17:00 – 17:20
Summary of poster presentations
17:20 – 17:25
Network of project managers in the Polar science? Nicole Biebow, Yulia Zaika, Kamil Jagodzinski