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The User Group includes qualified representatives from all the APPLICATE targeted stakeholder groups, including the scientific community and international organisations, the public and private sectors, and the society at large including the general public and local communities. 

Composition of the APPLICATE User Group as of December 2019:



Areas of expertise

Ian Laing, Executive Director

Institute of the North, Alaska, USA

Economic and resource development, policy, responsible land management

Veronica Slajer, Director North Star Group, Alaska, USA Social performance, community engagement, sustainable development

Cindy Dickson, Executive Director

Arctic Athabaskan Council, Canada

Indigenous and local communities, Arctic Policies through Arctic Council

Justin Kim, Director

Korean Maritime Institute (KMI), Korea

Maritime affairs, Research and Policy 

Michael Kingston, Director

Michael Kingston Associates, UK

Insurance, legal affairs, IMO Polar Code, Arctic Council PAME Arctic Marine Best Practice Forum

Anders Oskal, Director

International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, Norway

Reindeer herder, reindeer herding international cooperation

Mikhail Pogodaev, Deputy Minister

Sakha Republic Government, Russia

Regional cooperation in the North, Reindeer husbandry, indigenous and northern communities

Mead Treadwell, President

Treadwell Development, Alaska, USA

Arctic Investors, policy shaper

Dr. Zhang Beichen / Cheng Wenfang

Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC)

Research (research stations and vessels), international science cooperation

John Wardman, Science Specialist AXA XL, UK Insurance


Applicate staff