The Press Trip 2014 went to Narvik and Bodø and had the following program:
First flight from Oslo to Narvik, 07.00
10.00 Bus to town and then train to the Swedish border on the spectacular
Presentations by Jernbaneverket and LKAB about the need to increase the
transportation of iron ore, possibly by building a new track. LKAB also has
plans to use natural gas for its production I Kiruna.
19.59 we fly to Bodø
Search and rescue in Arctic waters
The Shipowner’s Association is making a programme which includes visiting
Hovedredningssentralen/The Joint Rescue Co-ordination center, the 330
squadron and to be part of a rescue operation with helicopter, where we
pick up a person from the sea.
The helicopter will leave us on a beach for lunch, with short presentations
by Sturla Henriksen from the Shipowners Association and from the leader of
Fylkeskommunen, about Bodø as the centre for Search and Rescue in the Arctic
We will take a rib-boat back through Saltstraumen to Bodø.
We will follow the opening session of the Arctic Business conference, with
presentations by leading climate expert Laurence C Smith, Sturla Henriksen
and Menon Business Economics who will talk about oil in the Arctic and the
Re-freeze of the world politics in this region.
Information about the opening session is here:
In the afternoon there will be more specialised sessions about the Northern
Sea Route etc and possibility to interview shipowners and oil companies..
We fly back in the evening to Oslo.