The 2016 Ny-Ålesund Symposium

A few days ago, the Ny-Ålesund Symposium 2016 was concluded. From the 19th to the 21st of September, 40 to 50 people from around the globe gathered in the newly completed Kongsfjord hall to discuss topics related to Planet Ocean.
Photo: Marion Lexau Nødset
The symposium group photo, taken outside the museum.
Photo: Marion Lexau Nødset

The patron of the Symposium, H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon attended the symposium alongside with some of the world's foremost scientists, top leaders from various industries, and Norwegian politicians. The host of this year's symposium was Mr. Per Sandberg, Norway's minister of fisheries.

Important themes such as climate change and effects on the ocean, the future of sustainable harvest of marine resources, and the challenges and possibilities surrounding the clean-up of the oceans, were presented and thoroughly discussed.

The Symposium is about to start. Photo: Turid Vilkensen
Important discussions taking place before the official opening of the Symposium. Photo: Turid Vilkensen
The participants are eager to begin the discussions. Photo: Turid Vilkensen
The minister of fisheries, Mr. Per Sandberg during his opening of the Ny-Ålesund Symposium. Photo: Turid Vilkensen
Mr. Boyan Slat presents his vision for the ocean cleanup. Photo: Turid Vilkensen
The participants are listening intently to Mr. Slat's presentation. Photo:Turid Vilkensen