(Photo: Getty Images) The Day of the Arctic will officially take place on Thursday, 14th of November. The event will be held in Icelandic at the Icelandic Marine Research Institute in Reykjavik.

The discussion will focus around possibilities and ways of strengthening the participation of Icelandic research community in international cooperation and policy.

The Day of the Arctic 2013 will focus on the position of Icelandic research community in changing Arctic and the challenges that are being faced and might occur in the future.

What is more, the event will answer an important dispute on how well are the Icelandic research institutions prepared to join international cooperation in the Arctic field.

Alongside the lectures and panel discussions on international cooperation monitoring, research, human resources and education, Icelandic research institutions and commercial companies will promote themselves during poster sessions.

More information about the Day of the Arctic and detailed agenda can be found here.

The Icelandic Marine Institute (MRI) was established in 1965 as a governmental institute under auspices of the Ministry of Fisheries.

MRI conducts various marine research and provides the ministry with scientific advise based on its findings on marine resources and environment.

Click here to read more about the MRI.