PHOTOS FROM NORMAC 2016 As the first NORMAC conference ever held, NORMAC 2016 was an intimate but lively event. Peruse the gallery below to get a sense of the action. You can also follow the day on Twitter @NorwichMAC . Opening address by NORMAC Director Dr Anthony Speca Keynote speech by distinguished guest Mr Matthew Willis of Global Affairs Canada The delegates from Canada and Denmark get straight down to business as lobbying opens… …as do the delegates from GCI, ICC and RAIPON The delegate from Norway has arrived ready to negotiate… …as has the delegate from Norway’s next-door neighbour Building consensus can be a difficult exercise! Whilst the delegates negotiate, NORMAC staff enjoy a bit of light discussion about China and the Arctic The delegate from Iceland is the first to propose a resolution to her fellow SAOs The delegate from AIA stands to speak The delegate from Iceland trying to build consensus around her resolution… …but delegates from the indigenous Permanent Participant organisations don’t seem convinced Something has got the attention of the delegate from Russia! The delegate from Canada’s turn to propose a resolution The delegate from RAIPON stands to speak The delegate from Canada working to build consensus around her proposal, which then passes The delegates from Norway and Russia in a bit of a disagreement Diplomacy is always better with cookies The delegate from ICC is recognised to speak… The delegate from RAIPON making her proposal regarding Marine Protected Areas in the Arctic… …leading to some objections from the delegate from Russia Finally, consensus seems achieved… Until the delegate from Iceland begs to differ! The delegate from Russia now intent on convincing his SAO colleagues… …prompting another exchange of views with the delegate from RAIPON After lunch, delegates gather again for the Ministerial The delegate from Denmark kicks off with a speech in favour of the delegate from Canada’s resolution on combatting Arctic suicide The delegate from GCI is recognised to speak The chair and rapporteur of the Ministerial kept good order through a flurry of amendment proposals The delegates and staff of NORMAC 2016 achieving consensus on having had a very good day!