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29 January 2021

Northern Sea Route by the coast of Russia

Following his first article in the Arctic Circle Journal on Russia's New Arctic Strategy, Ambassador Anton Vasiliev now describes Russia's strategy on the Northern Sea Route.

28 January 2021

Mark Green President Director CEO Wilson Center

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue, announced Ambassador Mark Green will take the helm as President, Director and CEO.

28 January 2021

Arctic Frontiers 2021

Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Lövfen, Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide of Norway, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland Guðlaugur Þór Þórdarson, United State Senator from Alaska Lisa Murkowski, investor Scott Minerd and ministers from several other countries as well as eminent scientists, indigenous leaders, think tanks, experts in health, ocean, business and more will share their knowledge and insights at the digital conference.

26 January 2021

Arctic Circle Journal

The JOURNAL is a new Arctic Circle platform. It publishes statements, notes, memorandums, essays, short reports and other texts of relevance to the Arctic and our interconnected world. The purpose is to provide insights, understanding and new information.

20 January 2021


As our users may have already experienced the Arctic Portal highly comprehensive and popular Inter-Map Interactive mapping system is blocked from user access since Adobe no longer supports Flash Player after December 31, 2020 (Adobe Flash Player reached the end of life ) and then blocked Flash content completely from running in Flash Player beginning January 12, 2021.

7 January 2021

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Map Arctic Portal

According to the news provider the Guardian in an article written by Emily Holden the Trump administration´s last minute attempt to auction off part of a long-protected Arctic refuge to oil drillers brought almost zero interest from oil companies.

29 December 2020

RV Xuelong on the third CHINARE cruise (Arctic Ocean)

The journal Advances in Polar Science (APS) is now open for article submissions for the upcoming special issue “Sino-Finnish Cooperation on Cryosphere and Climatology in Polar and Sub-polar Regions” to be published in December 2021. Contributions are sincerely invited!

16 December 2020

Office of Indigenous languages in CanadaThe Indigenous Languages Act of Canada establishes the Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages which is composed of a full-time Commissioner, and up to three full-time Directors who represent the interests of First Nations, the Inuit and the Métis. Detailed information on the role of the office and job descriptions can be found on the Governmental site of Canada, the applications for the jobs are open until 11 January 2021 when they will be reviewed.

11 December 2020

Yule Lads at Dimmuborgir, Mývatn

It is that time of the year again. Christmas is approaching and that means the Yule lads are again on the prowl! 

Our last year's coverage of their adventures and habits has received great attention. Thus, we decided that the Arctic Portal should honour them again with media coverage.

10 December 2020

Arctic Economic Council director Mads Qvist Frederiksen

The Arctic Economic Council (AEC) has hired a new director, Mads Qvist Frederiksen. He will take over from Anu Fredrikson in the beginning of 2021.

9 December 2020

Arctic Report Card 2020

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has published its 15th Arctic Report Card that has been issued annually for the past 15 years. The report card is compiled by 133 scientists from 15 countries based on compilation of original, peer-reviewed environmental observations and analyses of the Arctic and its weather, climate, oceanic and land conditions.

8 December 2020

Radiolaire libre de droits pour utilisation non commerciale Christian Sardet Noé Sardet Chroniques du plancton Fondation Tara Océan cr

On December 12, 2020 the schooner Tara will set sail on a new major scientific expedition. The sailing laboratory will travel 70,000 km in the South Atlantic, along the South American and African coasts and as far as Antarctica for nearly two years. The mission involves 72 research institutions from around the world. They will study the ocean’s most fundamental fabric — the microbiome — to understand the functioning of this ecosystem in a context of ongoing global change.