Hi, I’m Emi Sugiyama from Mitsubishi Electric and working as an engineer in an energy system field. Thanks to ArCS’s very supportive project for young engineers, I could participate in Arctic Circle 2018 in Iceland, Reykjavik.
Let me briefly explain what I experienced in that Conference.
Arctic Circle is an annual international conference and over 2,000 people come every year. People discuss and share a variety of topics including policy, sustainable development, biodiversity, energy transition, international corporation and latest research results. This year, the Conference started with a speech from Iceland’s prime minister, followed by Mr. Taro Kono, Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs.
I attended 16 sessions. During several energy sessions, “off-grid” problems in isolated Arctic area were discussed. Other sessions were also very interesting: regarding people’s reaction change for Arctic articles, or new information business in Reykjavik related to very its low energy cost.
Through this trip I could meet many people from different area, and I really appreciate it. Thank you again for ArCS to give me such a great opportunity.
Emi Sugiyama (Mitsubishi Electric)