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16 June 2023

Cruise Ship docked at the harbor of Akureyri in summer 2023

The harbor in Akureyri is expecting a record number of cruise ships this summer or around 280 visits. Although, it is good for the economy to receive these tourists the environment suffers.

16 June 2023

Governance AP pageThe, The Arctic Gateway, is committed to delivering accurate and up-to-date information on Arctic governance. The Gateway offers a centralized hub under the Governance section where our team has diligently compiled a comprehensive overview and information on the cooperation and governance of the Arctic.

15 June 2023

Bowhead Whale - Balaena Mysticetus

A recent study reveals that bowhead whales, remarkable creatures inhabiting the Arctic, possess a highly specialized DNA protection mechanism that enables them to evade cancer and achieve exceptional longevity. 

9 June 2023

Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The Icelandic Minister of Foreign Affairs, Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, announced today the decision to suspend operations of the Embassy of Iceland in Moscow from 1 August 2023.

8 June 2023

Diomedes Islands US Russia NASA

Article by Fanney Ingvadóttir: Nestled in the Bering Strait between Alaska, United States, and Chukotka, Russia, lie two remote islands that not only mark the divide between two nations but also straddle the enigmatic International Date Line.

8 June 2023

International Permafrost Association - IPA

The International Permafrost Association - IPA, has released the annual news bulletin with an overview on International Permafrost Activities in 2022 - Frozen Ground.

7 June 2023

Skálholt casket

The National Museum of Iceland and deCODE, a global leader in analyzing and understanding the human genome, are embarking on an investigation of the remains of Bishop Páll Jónsson, an early 13th-century Bishop in Skálholt Iceland.

6 June 2023

The Changing Arctic

A seminar hosted by the Institute for International Affairs at the University of Iceland in cooperation with Varðberg - Atlantic Treaty Association Iceland and North American Arctic Defence and Security Network will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at the National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavík.

6 June 2023

AWIPEV 20th Anniversary

Event, celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the joint French-German research base AWIPEV in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, will be held in the French Embassy in Berlin, Wednesday 14 June 2023 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

2 June 2023

Aurora CIAOThe International Symposium on Auroral Physics (ISAP) will be held from 2nd October to 6th October 2023, at the China-Iceland Arctic Scientific Observatory (CIAO) in Iceland. The theme of the conference mainly involves exchanging the latest research results on the effect of auroras on Earth and other planets. Registration is now open!

1 June 2023

Tromsoeya from south

Reuters Reports: U.S. to Establish Northernmost Diplomatic Station in Tromsø Amid Rising Arctic Tensions, Strengthening Engagement in the High North.

30 May 2023

The Handbook of the Arctic

The Handbook of the Arctic. A Broad and Comprehensive Overview.

24 May 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.

19 May 2023

Inter Nord 22

The Malaurie Institute of Arctic Research Monaco-UVSQ, MIARC,  has proudly announced that the latest issue of Inter-Nord has just been published. Inter-Nord is the only French review on the Artic that is both international and interdisciplinary.

16 May 2023

Arctic Council Russias Chairsmanship

Russia handed over its chairmanship of the Arctic Council to Norway during the international organization’s 13th session, which took place on 11 May in Salekhard. The chairmanship of the Arctic Council passed to Russia on 20 May 2021 at a ministerial session in Reykjavik.

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