“Work in the cold is as relevant as ever”

Course leader presentation: Øystein Wiggen

Course leader presentation: Øystein Wiggen

Workers in the Cold, 7th – 9th of March 2023, Scandic Ishavshotel, Tromsø, Norway

Øystein Wiggen, you are one of the course leaders for our upcoming course on Workers in the Cold. Could you give a short presentation of yourself?

I am an experienced researcher in the field of work and exercise physiology, with a special interest in the effect of cold working environment on human performance, health, and safety. The cold has fascinated me both professionally and during outdoor leisure time activities performed throughout the whole year. The theoretical knowledge of basic physiology provides a valuable insight and understanding on how to cope and perform under different cold environmental conditions.

Why do you think that “Workers in the Cold” is an important and current issue to discuss in 2023?

Work in the cold is as relevant as ever, and this course will provide a state-of-the-art update in the field. The course will try to join the fields of basic cold physiology into the applied aspects of work in the cold. With additional focus not only on the challenges, but also on how to solve these challenges through novel innovations.

What do you want to say to the participants of the course?

This course will give the participants a basic understanding of cold physiology and how to perform safe and functional work in the cold. There will be a broad and relevant range of lectures, from basal cold physiology to innovative solutions for work in the cold. The course will also provide insight on how to collect and understand physiological data, all performed under an unclouded Arctic sky filled with northern lights.

Thank you Øystein!

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