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27 April 2020

Walrush

Rosneft Oil Company has launched the implementation of a programme to assess the sustainability of the Arctic ecosystems based on research on key Arctic animal species in the Russian Federation. By 2023, Rosneft will conduct eight expeditions to the Laptev, Barents and Kara Seas.

21 April 2020

Earth Challenge 

This Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day—and we are hoping you might be willing to help the Wilson Center celebrate by becoming a citizen scientist!

17 April 2020

YOPP Icepot

The Icepot is a series of podcasts about polar science and the people managed and produced by Kirstin Werner and Sara Pasqualetto from the International Coordination Office of the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP). The IcePod is the official YOPP Podcast and will feature people involved in MOSAiC, the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of ArctiClimate.

26 March 2020

Arctic Science Summit Week 2020

The Arctic Science Summit Week 2020 will be held online from 27 March to 2 April 2020. You can find some useful information on the event and how to join different parts on the RANNIS website https://en.rannis.is/news/the-arctic-science-summit-week-updated-program

24 March 2020

CNARCThe CNARC symposium at Umeå University, which was planned for May 27-29 this year, has been postponed due to the Corona virus situation.

11 March 2020

Arctic Science Summit Week 2020

An announcement regarding the Arctic Science Summit Week 2020:

10 March 2020

Interact

INTERACT kindly invites all members of the INTERACT Community to participate in the INTERACT Photo Competition 2020. The purpose of the competition is to gather high-quality photographs from the Arctic and northern boreal and alpine areas for use in an INTERACT Coffee Table Book to be published in autumn 2020 to celebrate INTERACT and its achievements since its start in 2011.

9 March 2020

Eachforequal - The International Women's Day

8 March is the global International Women's Day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The theme for the campaign in 2020 is EachforEqual - an equal world is an enabled world.

4 March 2020

Living North

International Summer School "The Living North" will be held 14-20 July 2020 in Arkhangelsk, Russia organized by the Arctic Art Institute, Northern (Arctic) Federal University.

26 February 2020

AshWednesday6

Ash Wednesday is today, 27 February, and on that occasion children in Iceland dress up in costumes and go out in the community, usually in small groups, visiting companies and singing in exchange for candy. This morning companies in Akureyri had fun listening to children singing all kinds of songs and in return giving them treats.

26 February 2020

Fulbright Arctic Initiative

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative brings together a network of scholars, professionals and applied researchers from the United States, Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience to address key research and policy questions related to creating a secure and sustainable Arctic.

25 February 2020

Thermometer

The United Nations (UN) warns of extreme weather events in 2020 and beyond after declaring the past decade the hottest on record. According to the UN the average global air and ocean temperatures during both the past five year (2015-2019) and ten year (2010-2019) periods were the highest recorded.