(Photo: H. Hreinsson) Growing Chinese - Icelandic cooperation.  The 2nd China – Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium will take place in Akureyri. Northern Iceland 3rd – 5th June 2014.

The event is a joined initiative of Icelandic Center for Research (RANNIS) and China – Nordic Arctic Research Center (CNARC).

All presentations will focus on Arctic related issues, within one of four session topics:

• Session I: Arctic Governance
• Session II: Global Economy -Regional Impacts
• Session III: Maritime Cooperation
• Session IV: Tourism, Culture and Outreach


The China-Nordic Research Center (CNARC) was established in Shanghai on 10th December 2013 by 10 Member Institutes, four Chinese and six Nordic, which all have capacities to influence and coordinate Arctic research. CNARC's purpose is to provide a platform for academic cooperation to increase awareness, understanding and knowledge of the Arctic and its global impacts, as well as to promote cooperation for sustainable development of the Nordic Arctic and coherent development of China in a global context.


The 2ndChina-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium is an international and multi-disciplinary event expected to draw researchers, industry representatives, policy makers and community leaders to present, debate and discuss research findings and issues relating to growing Nordic-Arctic Asian cooperation.