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25 July 2023

AIIB Sustainable Development Bonds - Impact Report 2023The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) recently published the latest edition of its annual Sustainable Development Bonds Impact Report demonstrating how its financing supports economic development in Asia and beyond.

21 July 2023

Arctic Yearbook 2023 Special Issue - Arctic Pandemics

The Arctic Yearbook today launched a Special Issue on Arctic pandemics: COVID-19 and other pandemic experiences and lessons learned. The volume includes 15 peer-reviewed articles and ten shorter contributions and is available open access on the Arctic Yearbook website

20 July 2023

The first floating LNG storage facility

The Russian Floating LNG Storage Facilities projects are designed to optimize logistics and transportation costs of LNG transshipments at the eastern and western ends of the Arctic sea route. Novatek, the largest natural gas producer in Russia, ordered two floating LNG storage units from South Korean Daewoo Shipping & Marine Engineering in 2020. The purpose is to shorten the transport distance for the specially designed and expensive ice-class tankers, reducing transport cost and increasing output volume.

18 July 2023

Reindeer in the arctic

Are you an Indigenous youth passionate about making a positive impact on your community and the world?

The International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry and Harvard Kennedy School invite you to participate in an extraordinary opportunity for growth, learning, and empowerment.

18 July 2023

Floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov

15 new floating nuclear power plants may appear along the Northern Sea Route in Russia in the next few years as Rosatom sees such a volume of potential demand from development in the region. This was stated at the session  "Northern Sea Route: New Challenges" during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum by the head of the state corporation Alexei Likhachev.

17 July 2023

CruiseShip in Akureyri 17July2023

Cruise ships are bringing new numbers of happy passengers to the North, contributing to the local economy, notably in Iceland and Norway. They are also regrettably bringing alarming pollution as highlighted in the June report by the European environmental organization Transport & Environment. Iceland and Norway now rank among the top ten European countries with the highest pollution levels from cruise ships! Arctic Portal has previously pointed towards this growing, unpleasant problem.

17 July 2023

Arctic Shipping Summit 2023

The Arctic Shipping Summit will take place on 29th & 30th of Nov 2023 in Montreal, Canada.

The 17th edition of the summit which will once again bring together leading executives and experts from across the entire value chain including ship-owners, ship-managers & associated solution providers, coastguards and governmental transport authorities, meteorologists, consultants & technology providers for two days of informative presentations, interactive Q&A sessions, panel discussions and networking opportunities.

11 July 2023

Wilson Center

On July 12 and 13, the Wilson Center, in partnership with the University of Alaska, Department of Energy's Arctic Energy Office, and RAND Corporation, is hosting a two-day dialogue about critical minerals in the North American Arctic.

10 July 2023

Volcanic eruption at Keilir, Iceland 2023

As predicted last week the earth has opened up again between the capital of Iceland, Reykjavík and the national ariport, Keflavík.

7 July 2023

The Mohn Prize 2024 - Call for Nominations

The International Mohn Prize for Outstanding Research Related to the Arctic (Mohn Prize) welcomes nominations for 2024.

The Mohn Prize is a collaborative effort of UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Academia Borealis – The Academy of Sciences and Letters of Northern Norway, and Tromsø Research Foundation. It aims to set central issues for the further development of the Arctic on the national and international agenda by rewarding outstanding scientific performances. The prize is 2 million NOK (approximately 180 000 Euros).

6 July 2023

Polar Shift - The Arctic Sustained

A highly interesting book by Professor Joseph F. C. DiMento on the Arctic has just been published by Anthem Press.

5 July 2023

Volcanic Eruption in Geldingadalir Iceland 2022

Earth is shaken by Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, again with over 2000 earthquakes recorded in the last 24 hours.

Scientists predict that magma is pressing its way to the surface and an eruption is very likely.

5 July 2023

International Green Energy Conference - IAGE

The 15th International Green Energy Conference (IGEC-XV) will be held in-person & online at the University of Glasgow, UK, on July 10-13, 2023.

4 July 2023

The first Inter Polar Conference

The Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland and ICIMOD are jointly organising the first Inter-Polar Conference in collaboration with the UArctic Chairs in Arctic Legal Research and Education, and the Law Thematic Network.

3 July 2023

Carbfix, Hellisheiðarvirkjun in Iceland, known as Silverstone

Recently, construction has commenced on an upgraded carbon capture plant at Hellisheiðarvirkjun in Iceland, known as Silverstone (Steingerður in Icelandic).

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