Workers in the Cold

Workers in the Cold

19th – 21st of March 2019
Clarion Hotel The Edge, Tromsø, Norway


  • Researchers
  • Occupational hygienists
  • Junior and senior practitioners
  • Others interested in the field of occupational health and safety, as well as those practicing in areas with cold climate.

About this course

This course focuses on challenges for outdoor workers in areas with cold climate. It has a holistic approach from basal physiology to treatment options, and both present status and future perspectives will be discussed.

Price information

The price of the course consists of the course fee of EUR 500
and the day package of choice.

Day package I

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees, lunches
  • dinners and the social program on Tuesday.

We strongly encourage you to take part in the social program, as this is a vital part of the NIVA course experience. We believe in the power of networking (between people) and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 950 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 450).

EUR 450

Day package II

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees and lunches.

Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners nor the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 700 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 200).

EUR 200


26th – 28th of October 2020 at Hotel Hanaholmen, Espoo, Finland.

To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly to the hotel by email to using the booking code “NIVA” (available until 2.10.2020).

Single The room price for a single standard room is EUR 115/night (including breakfast, morning sauna and access to the pool) and the price for a double room EUR 134/night (including breakfast, morning sauna and access to the pool). room: 128 €/night (including breakfast).

The block reservation will be available until 2nd of October 2020.

EUR 115 – 134 / night

Course objectives

The course will increase the participants’ knowledge about challenges related to working in cold areas. It will give insight into physiological mechanisms, as well as clinical aspects and treatment options. It will also present recent developments of clothing and protective equipment to cope with challenges related to operating in cold areas.

We offer the possibility to display a wall poster of a topic of your interest during the course. The poster can be about you research or practical work that you would like to share with others. 

General course fee information

The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline. Travel arrangements Please refrain from booking any tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on accommodation options and practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA.

Subject background

The importance of the north has increased internationally. The utilization of natural resources, new trade routes through ice-free passages and expanded tourism have increased human activity in these areas. The exposure to extreme climatic conditions may be challenging to the health, safety and performance of personnel working in these areas. Knowledge about health, safety and smart protective solutions are important to handle such challenges.

Course leader

Anje Höper 1

Anje Höper

  • MD, PhD, UiT/UNN Tromsø, Norway
Mariann Sandsund

Mariann Sandsund

  • PhD, Senior scientist, SINTEF, Norway

Course lecturers

Arne Johan Norheim

Arne Johan Norheim

Daniel Carlsson 2

Daniel Carlsson

Hilde Færevik

Hilde Færevik

  • Senior Researcher, SINTEF, Norway

Jan Risberg

Kirsi Jussila

  • Specialist Research Scientist, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), Finland
Morten Skandfer

Morten Skandfer

Øystein Wiggen

Øystein Wiggen

  • Researcher, SINTEF, Norway

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