14 Feb
| 11:30 am

Oceanus Seminar Series – 14 Feb

Oceanus Seminar Series | 14 Feb | Dina Abdel-Fattah & Stian Kleiven | 11:30

Title: An Arctic perspective: a cross-disciplinary look into how climate change is affecting the North Atlantic Ocean and its surrounding communities


In this presentation, we will present a look into how climate change is expected to affect Northern Norway’s marine ecosystems, aquaculture industry, and coastal communities. This will be a two-part presentation, where we present a broad overview of the discussion and concerns related to climate change impacts in Northern Norway as well as a deep-dive into a PhD project looking into how to tackle this complex, yet important, topic from a modelling perspective.


Name: Dina Abdel-Fattah & Stian Kleiven

Dina Abdel-Fattah is an associate professor in the Department of Technology and Safety at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway and is the research group leader of UiT’s Climate Change Adaptation research group. She holds a PhD in Natural Resources and Sustainability from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, a MSc. in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam, and a BA in International Relations from the College of William and Mary. Abdel-Fattah teaches courses on climate change and emergency preparedness at UiT and has an established research background in climate change-induced hazards and their societal impacts, particularly in an Arctic context.


Stian Kleiven is a marine biologist interested in Arctic marine ecology. Now he is working on his PhD project at UiT, related to the impacts of climate change on the North Norwegian aquaculture industry.


The seminar will take place at CIIMAR headquarters (Boca da Baleia Auditorium).


External members of CIIMAR should send an email to, requesting authorization to enter the Leixões Terminal area


If you are a CIIMAR member you can also access last seminars recordings through the LINK.