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27 February 2024

Nima Sarikhani - Ice Bed

British hobby photographer Nima Sarikhani secured the top spot in the 'People's Choice Award' category of the 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' competition earlier this month. His winning shot, titled "Ice Bed," was taken during his expedition around Norway´s Svalbard archipelago and features a tranquil sleeping polar bear atop a glacier.

27 February 2024

China-Nordic Arctic Research Center - CNARC

SAVE THE DATE! - the 9th China – Nordic Arctic Cooperation (CNARC) Symposium will be held from 13 to 16 October 2024 in Iceland.

26 February 2024

Magma volcano  Increased risk level in updated risk assessment 

Updated news from the Icelandic Met Office February 26 at 16:10

20 February 2024

Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate, and  Jennifer  M.  Granholm , the United States' Secretary of Energy

Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate, and  Jennifer  M.  Granholm , the United States' Secretary of Energy, Friday, February 16th in Harpa announced the new cooperation between Iceland and the United States in the field of energy and climate.

16 February 2024

Energy Agreement Iceland between US - Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson & Jennifer Granholm

Today, a significant bilateral cooperation agreement in the field of energy and climate affairs is to be introduced during a meeting in Iceland between Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Iceland's Minister of Environment, Energy, and Climate, and Jennifer Granholm, the United States' Secretary of Energy.

14 February 2024

High North Young Entrepreneur 2024

High North Center for Business and Governance has opened the nomination to the High North Young Entrepreneur Award 2024!

13 February 2024

Supply Chain Operations in the Arctic cover

A highly interesting book has been recently published, "Supply Chain Operations in the Arctic: Implications for Social Sustainability" The book is now available through Open Access

10 February 2024

Chinese New Year 2024 - Year of the Dragon

Today 10 February marks the beginning of the year of the Dragon. The Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year, is currently being celebrated over a span of 16 days, culminating today, Saturday, February 10, with the grand Lantern Festival.

8 February 2024

Reykjanes Peninsula eruption 2024

An eruption has started northeast of Sýlingarfell after 6am today the 8th of February 2024. An earthquake swarm had started in the magma intrusion north of the town of Grindavík around half an hour earlier.

6 February 2024

Jean Malaurie

Professor Jean Malaurie passed away in his 102nd year, 5 February 2024, at his home in Dieppe, France.

6 February 2024

Sámi Traditional Costume

Today, February 6th, the Sámi peoples in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia celebrate their Sámi National Day. The Sámi National Day has been celebrated for 30 years or since 1993 on this date to commemorate the first Sámi congress held in Trondheim, Norway in 1917.

31 January 2024

High North Hero

The High North Center for Business and Governance has opened nominations to the High North Hero Award, created to honor a person or an organization that has contributed to highlighting the importance of the Arctic.

26 January 2024

Polar Knowledge CanadaPolar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) recently published its latest volume of the Aqhaliat Report—an open-access, online publication unveiling the latest findings from POLAR and its global collaborators. This annual report, volume 4, showcases scientific and technological breakthroughs, decision-supporting projects, and impactful outreach initiatives from the past year.

25 January 2024

Fletcher School Tufts University

International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR) in cooperation with the Tufts University Fletcher School are thrilled to announce a Negotiation 101 workshop for the Indigenous and reindeer herding youth. Scheduled to take place in Kautokeino, Norway, from February 21-23, 2024, the workshop is aimed at building the capacity of youth in the fields of diplomacy, communication, and policy-making.

24 January 2024

Exclusive Economic Zones of the Arctic - Map Arctic PortalThe Norwegian Ministry of Energy offers 62 new production licenses on the Norwegian continental shelf in the APA 2023 licensing round. Last year, 47 licenses were awarded.

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