The North is opening up to both economic development and tourism. But Canada and the U.S. lack the capacity to deal with this influx of activity argues Andreas Østhagen.
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Acting Director, North Norway European Office, Brussels.
Andreas Østhagen is currently employed as the acting director at the North Norway European Office in Brussels, responsible for communicating the interests of the Norwegian Arctic to the European Union. He also serves as a senior fellow at The Arctic Institute, a Washington D.C.-based think tank. Previously he has worked on Arctic and security issues at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. as well as the Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation in Toronto. His research is primarily focused on mapping different actors and interests as the Arctic region develops, covering both natural resource exploration and international affairs. He holds a Master of Science (MSc) from the London School of Economics in European and international affairs, in addition to a joint Bachelor degree in political economy from the University of Bergen and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.