Halldór Jóhannsson gives overview on IASC.Representatives from Icelandic - Arctic organizations, academic institutions and businesses, gathered today at the Icelandic Marine Institute for one day of introduction on Icelandic – Arctic research.

The event promotes environmental, international research, political, legal and economic cooperation between Iceland and the Arctic nations.

The event also creates the platform for the discussion about problems and prospects of current development of the Arctic Region.

Alongside lectures and panel discussions, the Day of the Arctic opens a large scale platform for Arctic related commercial companies to present their northern operations.

The Day of the Arctic will is organized jointly by the Icelandic – Arctic Cooperation Network, Stefansson Arctic Institute and RANNIS.

More information about the event is available in Icelandic on the webpage. For any specific inquiries, please contact Thorsteinn Gunnarsson on e - mail or tel: 00354 515 5800.