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arctic climate change: what’s to gain?

Prof Graham Shimmield, Director, Scottish Association for Marine Science
Prof Peter Wadhams, Professor of Ocean Physics, University of Cambridge
Dr Ralph Rayner, Chairman of the Marine Information Alliance and Vice President, IMarEST
Don Gregory, BP Marine’s Director, Environment and Sustainability
Prof Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director, European Environment Agency
Prof Ola Johanassen, Founding Director, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center

During the IMarEST ‘Arctic Workshop’ scientists took time out to brief journalists on the possible consequences of climate change for the Arctic region – the negative ecological consequences but also some economic advantages. Some strong positive outcomes for the fishing and sea transport industries as well as for oil and gas exploration arose from the discussion, all of which add further controversy to the issue of climate change.

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