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3 November 2021

Nicole Biebow and Egill Thor Nielsson - European Polar Board

During the European Polar Board’s Autumn 2021 Plenary Meeting, held 27-29th October, Nicole Biebow, Member Representative for the Helmholtz Association, Germany, was elected as the new EPB Chair. Nicole will serve as Chair for an initial term until Autumn 2023, having previously completed two full terms as a member of the Executive Committee since Autumn 2017.

2 November 2021

Earth Ice Cone - Climate Change

A photograph of a person licking the earth in the shape of an ice cream taken by an eighteen-year-old Icelandic girl, Íris Lilja Jóhannsdóttir, has won the youth prize in the European Environment Agency's competition Young Reporters for the Environment and the youth prize in the Climate Change PIX competition.

2 November 2021

Arctic Melt - Ice cold bottled warning

The team of Arctic experts and scientists from the Arctic Basecamp emphasize that "What happens in the Arctic doesn´t stay in the Arctic". At the COP26 in Glasgow, they are delivering a strong message to the Global leaders and all other stakeholders! 

29 October 2021

Billie Eilish and Rainn Wilson speak up for climate actionThe scientists from the group Arctic Basecamp got the music star Billie Eilish and the actor Rainn Wilson to call on the world leaders to stand together and take urgent action at the 26th U.N. COP26 climate summit to be held in Glasgow 31 October – 12 November.

29 October 2021

Scientists discussing innovative technologies for Rehabilitation of the polluted arctic coastline at a conference in Moscow

An international conference on bioremediation (biological cleanup) of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems of the Arctic coast was held in Moscow. The event was attended by leading scientists from Russia, Canada, the USA and Finland in the field of remediation of contaminated soil and water bodies. The discussion was held as part of the plan of major events in connection with the Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021–2023, operated by the Roscongress Foundation.

28 October 2021

Arctic Council Russia's Chairmanship

In Naryan-Mar, a roundtable was held on the implementation of the “Children of the Arctic” international project. The discussion took place as part of the key events connected to Russia's Chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021–2023, operated by the Roscongress Foundation.

27 October 2021

ICE: Inspiration. Communication. Efforts

Entrepreneurs, creators, volunteers, activists, ethno and travel bloggers from different regions and countries will discuss environmental issues, urbanism, volunteer development, etc. and develop breakthrough projects at the Arctic Council Young Leaders Forum "ICE: Inspiration. Communication. Efforts", which will be held on December 6 - 9 in Siberia (in Salekhard city, Yamal). Registration for the Forum has been extended until 31 October 2021.

21 October 2021

Arctic Circle

Arctic Circle proudly reported that the 2021 Assembly was completely Covid19 free. With over 1400 participants from over 50 countries, continuous testing ensured a completely Covid-free Assembly.

20 October 2021

Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network

The Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network, in collaboration with the University of Akureyri, is honored to host a public lecture in Borgir Research House Lobby on Wednesday 20th October 2021, h. 12:00 - 13:00. The lecture will be also streamed online (click here).

15 October 2021

Arctic Circle website frontpage

The Arctic Circle Assembly continues today at Harpa Concert and Conference Hall in Reykjavík.

14 October 2021

Arctic Circle 2021

The Arctic Circle Assembly kicked off this morning at 10:00 at Harpa Concert and Conference Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland with a large variety of sessions dedicated to vast array of topics. More than 1300 participants from over 50 countries will be in attendance.

13 October 2021

EU Press Release

Today, the High Representative and the Commission put forward their approach for a stronger EU engagement for a peaceful, sustainable and prosperous Arctic.