Arctic Frontiers 2012: An Interview with Andreas Østhagen

by Tom Fries The policy section of the Arctic Frontiers conference is at an end, and the science program has begun. This interview of Andreas Østhagen, conducted by Tom Fries on the Saturday immediately prior to the conference, offers some unique insight into the dynamics of the debate on oil and gas exploration and development in the European North. Østhagen's own work in Brussels as a representative of Norway's northernmost districts gives him a window into a policy sphere about which most of us can only speculate. Østhagen, along with Andreas Raspotnik and Kathrin Keil, takes part in the 2012 Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromso, Norway. You can find a non-flash version of the interview here.

Interview with Andreas Osthagen by The Arctic Institute