Category: YAR & Features
- Future of Northern Cooperation: Legal and Political Issues
Dr. Natalia Loukacheva, Polar Law Program, University of Akureyri.
- Economies in the North
Dr. Lee Huskey, Department of Economics, University of Alaska Anchorage and Zaneta Ozolina, Head of Department of Political Science, University of Latvia.
- Energy Issues
Academic Director Dr. Björn Gunnarsson, School of Renewable Energy Science and Peter G. Johnson, PhD, Arctic Scientist, Ottawa.
- Northern Sea Routes
Ragnar Baldursson, Senior Arctic Official of Iceland and Steven Bigras, Executive Director Canadian Polar Commission.
- Climate Change - Northern Security/ies
Dr. Lassi Heininen, University of Lapland and Susan A. Crate, Assistant Professor, George Mason University, Fairfax.
What Will Trump's Victory Mean for ...
What Will Trump's Victory Mean for the Arctic?
After billionaire tycoon Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States, experts and policy makers in the Arctic began speculating about the implications of his upcoming presidency for the Arctic, as Mr. Trump did not say very much about[…]
Scientists use animations to illustrate ...
Scientists use animations to illustrate changes in Arctic
Using data gained from observations, NASA scientists have created a variety of animations and visualisations - including the first 3-D model of the Greenland Ice Sheet - to better illustrate the changes happening in the Arctic.The most recent one, the[…]
Scientists as Diplomats – Adaptive...
Scientists as Diplomats – Adaptive Challenges in the Changing Arctic
Scientists must pull together to engage more consciously in Arctic science diplomacy and act as allies for international policy efforts, writes Dennis Schroeder.The end of the Cold War led to a period of enhanced scientific cooperation in the Arctic between[…]
2017 Arctic Energy Summit: Call for Abst...
2017 Arctic Energy Summit: Call for Abstracts
The organizing committee of the 4th biennial 2017 Arctic Energy Summit welcomes abstracts for technical presentations, workshops, or moderated panel discussions.The Summit will take place in Helsinki, Finland, from 18 to 20 of September, 2017. It is a multi-disciplinary event expected[…]
New Presidency is a Chance to Close the ...
New Presidency is a Chance to Close the Gap on Arctic Awareness
The U.S. has elected a new president, but Alaska’s priorities remain unchanged. Now is the time for Arctic experts, advisers and regional leaders to help the new administration, writes the Institute of the North’s Nils AndreassenThe election of Donald Trump[…]
Registration for “Yamal Oil and Ga...
Registration for “Yamal Oil and Gas” conference is available now
The registration for “Yamal Oil and Gas”, the only international conference dedicated to the booming Yamal oil and gas industry, is available now. The conference will take place in Salekhard in Russia from 7 to 9 of June, 2017. Yamal is[…]
Arctic Research and the Role of Science ...
Arctic Research and the Role of Science Diplomacy
An article published in the December 2016 edition of the Journal of Environmental Science and Studies focuses on the key role science diplomacy can play in a changing Arctic, in light of the current geopolitical situation.The article mentions that climate[…]
Summary of the White House Arctic Minist...
Summary of the White House Arctic Ministerial Meeting Published
A document summarizing the first-ever Arctic Science Ministerial that was held in Washington, DC, at the White House on September 28, 2016, is now available at the Arctic Science Portal. The Summary includes the meeting agenda, a list of participants, a White House[…]
EU Project Studying Arctic Climate Conne...
EU Project Studying Arctic Climate Connections to Europe, Asia and North America Kicks Off
Press releaseBremerhaven, 14 November 2016An EU-financed project investigating ways to improve weather and climate prediction in the face of a rapidly changing Arctic officially started this month.Known as APPLICATE (Advanced Prediction in Polar regions and beyond: modelling, observing system design[…]
Model Arctic Council 2017-2018 in Finlan...
Model Arctic Council 2017-2018 in Finland: Announcement and Survey
An experimental learning exercise, the Model Arctic Council 2017-2018, organized under the Finnish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council (2017-2019), will consist of one or two simulations, depending on the level of interest expressed among the member universities of the UArctic,[…]