Arctic Yearbook 2015 - Page 449

449 Arctic Yearbook 2015 The second task has been to solicit brief ‘reflection’ pieces from workshop participants. As the project website notes: Participants were asked to submit 500-1000 word reflections on the mismatch between, on the one hand, the assumed division of the world into solid land and liquid water and, on the other hand, space as it is experienced and produced in polar regions. Participants were asked to reflect on the opportunities that this mismatch provides for: a) Understanding historic and potential relationships between the perceived physicality of the earth and notions/practices of territory, and/or b) Developing legal/regulatory mechanisms that are suited to address the challenges that the physicality of the region poses to actors there (Ice Law Project 2014). Thirteen participants have provided ‘Reflection’ pieces that continue the conversation beyond the confines of the meeting room.2 Thirdly, the different foci and priorities that emerged during the project suggested that the best route forward was to continue a conversation among diverse individuals stimulated by overlapping questions and perspectives rather than by working toward a single scholarly or practical product. To this end, discussion during the final day of the workshop identified four coherent themes where more research was needed regarding the challenges and disjuncture ́ѡ