DAY ONE | OPERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES | 29 JANUARY
Saturday, May 1st, 2021
· Ice in the Arctic continues to recede and open up new maritime trade routes and economic opportunities. Emerging opportunities are likely to spur conflict over competing interests and spheres of interest. Russia has already expanded its military presence in the far north. How should NATO navies respond to the changing Arctic and project naval power over emerging economic routes?
· Apart from cold weather, bodies of water in and around the Arctic have rough seas and extreme weather. What are some of the peculiarities of operating in in the Arctic? What are the challenges of blue-water Arctic operations? How should navies proceed and view this region in light of climatic changes?
· How should navies reform training to equip naval operators for missions in the Arctic?
DAY THREE | INNOVATION FOR THE FUTURE SURFACE FLEET | 31 JANUARY
Thursday, July 1st, 2021
· Examining the strategic setting in the Baltic and the linkage to the outside world: addressing Syria, Ukraine and the ice free parts of the Arctic, including the GIUK Gap
· Assessing how the transformed Danish Navy is fitting into this setting in lieu of the new Danish Defence Agreement
· Investing into SM2/SM6, ASW Capacity, BMD and Strike missiles