Nu er der igen mulighed for at søge om støtte til samarbejdsprojekter i Nordatlanten. NORA udlyser nu anden ansøgningsrunde i 2014. Fristen for ansøgninger er 2. marts 2015.

Syv projekter fik bevilling, da NORAs arbejdsudvalg holdt møde den 10. december. Emnemæssigt strækker projekterne sig fra marine ressourcer over landbrug til IKT og energiløsninger i et nordatlantisk perspektiv.

NORA har vedtatt sin handlingsplan for 2015. Et hovedfokusområde blir internasjonale nisjearrangement, og deres regionale turismepotensial. Oppstart av arbeidet med Vestnordisk Utviklingsstrategi, i tett samarbeid med embetsmannskomiteen for regionalpolitikk i Nordisk Ministerråd, blir også en prioritert oppgave.

Mikael Hertig of Philtrum has an ambitious vision of Greenland as an IT nation in 2030 – hear about his goals and the actions required to reach them.

How can the digital revolution enable the development of knowledge-based societies and economies in the Arctic? Rasmus G. Bertelsen, inaugural Barents Chair in Politics at the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø and Assistant Professor at the University of Aalborg, outlines his perspectives on the future in this keynote presentation.

What are key factors to successful implementation of IT projects in the Arctic? Kristian Sørensen, Senior Principal with Devoteam, provides insight into why projects fail and how you can ensure that all parties in a project are pulling in the same direction.

Greenland is the most challenging part of the NORA-region for ICT infrastructure. In this presentation, John Siegstad of Tele Greenland tells us how they are currently offering ICT services in the country, and what their future prospects are.

Sheila Downer has almost three decades of experience working with various stakeholders in Labrador, Canada. In this presentation, she shares her in-depth understanding of the implementation process of ICT infrastructure and solutions, and how digitazation has transformed professional and social life in Labrador.

Have you heard about the Gjógv syndrome? It is the starting point when prominent Faroese entrepreneur Olavur Ellefsen outlines his vision for how the region should embrace education, migration towards urban centers, and digitalization – or else risk falling behind.

Stillingen som direktør for Nordisk Atlantsamarbejde (NORA) er ledig til besættelse fra 1. august 2015, når den nuværende direktør Lars Thostrup takker af efter otte år på posten.

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Digital technologies hold great promises for sparsely populated and logistically challenged regions like the Arctic. We should aim for a society where our young want to live. High standards of living, yes, a rich cultural scene, yes, but also challenging, creative and high-paying jobs, states the Faroese entrepreneur Ólavur Ellefsen. This commentary sums up some of the points which he elaborates on in his presentation at the ongoing conference Digital Arctic.

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