We are excited that Greenlandic Minister of Finance, Mineral Resources, Justice and Gender Equality, Naaja Nathanielsen, opened our Koni Steffen Workshop on Natural Hazards in Greenland this morning! The Swiss Polar Institute and Greenland Research Council are discussing this week how Swiss expertise can support the monitoring and risk assessment of natural hazards in Greenland. This collaboration builds on the legacy of Koni Steffen who tragically died at Swiss Camp in Greenland in 2020. Today, 12 experts on natural hazards in Switzerland are discussing with experts from Greenland about research needs and actions and how these can be supported by the Konrad Steffen Grant. Participants range from early-career scientists to professors, professionals from companies and representatives from the government and society.
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