Webinar: Who owns the Arctic? – an Introduction to Arctic Governance

Due to the increasing interest and awareness of the global significance of the Arctic, questions about stewardship and governance of the region are being asked more frequently. Governance structures suitable for effectively addressing the challenges and opportunities facing the circumpolar North are becoming more relevant than ever. This EU-PolarNet 2 and APECS webinar gives an overview of the legal regime of the Arctic and outlines the existing Arctic governance structures.


Volker Rachold

Head of the German Arctic Office at the Alfred Wegener Institute


Nicole Biebow

Alfred Wegener Institute and EU-PolarNet 2 coordinator

Ebru Cyamaz

Ebru Cyamaz is an Assistant Professor at the Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University in Turkey and completed her Ph.D. in 2019. Her research interests are adaptive governance, science diplomacy, and sustainable development.

Elena Adasheva

Elena Adasheva is a PhD candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology at Yale University. Her doctoral research explores human-environment relations and urban infrastructure in the Russian Arctic. Elena’s interests also include Arctic science diplomacy and governance.

A recording of the webinar is now available on YouTube.