In the times of ongoing political tensions between the EU and Russia, the Northern Dimension (ND) is one of few instruments to continue practical cooperation and dialogue across a broad range of topics, including environment, nuclear safety, health, energy, transport, logistics, promotion of trade and investment, research, education, and culture. The ND is a joint initiative of the EU, Russia, Norway and Iceland, which was started in 1999 and renewed in 2006. The USA and Canada hold observer status in the ND.
The Northern Dimension Institute (NDI) is an academic partner in the ND structure established in 2009. Currently, the NDI network comprises 33 members. This NDI Think Tank Action (2019-2021) focuses on four core topics:
IIASA contributes to this NDI Think Tank Action by conducting a foresight study on shipping in the Arctic. Several plausible future scenarios will be constructed, and their drivers and implications across economic, environmental and technological dimensions will be detailed. This foresight study will build on a series of co-creation workshops involving representatives of policy, business and academic communities from different countries of the ND.
Last edited: 04 February 2020
2019 - 2021
NDI Think Tank Action
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313