09 10 2015
Following the success of the fourth meeting of the International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN) in Christchurch (NZ), the fifth meeting is set to take place in end August 2016 in the northeast of Iceland. In collaboration with local tourism stakeholders and polar research activities in Iceland the aim is to facilitate the dissemination of ideas and best practices on tourism development in the Arctic. The meeting is a combination of an ac...
11 09 2013
"Where does the wind blow from when you stand at the North Pole? From the South!" Our expedition to the Arctic now has first-hand experience of this since the beginning of April. In the early morning hours, reckoned by our Finnish watches, the sun shone in a clear sky and it was almost 30 degrees below zero. The flat, bright ice field around us was immense. Our biggest surprise was the thickness of the sea ice. Almost all of us presumed that the long-term ice would be very thick, but drilli...
18 11 2014
Arctic Portal promotes the participation of young researchers, students, PhD students, future generation of experts on the Arctic, into the debate on Arctic issues. In this new section, "Young Arctic Researchers" , we will publish once a week the best article written by a young researcher. It will be also promoted through our social media, as our Facebook page and Twitter. To help foster visibility of the young authors, the Arctic Portal gives the possibility for authors to show their contact/information. A...
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