News & Press Releases
25 February 2020
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.
18 February 2020
Over the weekend, the IPA Executive Committee and members of the ICOP 2020 Local Organizing Committee held an emergency meeting to discuss the plans for ICOP 2020 in light of the situation with COVID-19 in China. Unfortunately it is simply not possible to hold an international conference as planned in 2020. The IPA releases an official statement on this cancellation today; this is attached to this email.
15 February 2020
The Second Call for Papers of the 28th Polar Libraries Colloquy to be held in Quebec City, from June 7th to 13th.
11 February 2020
The United Nations have proclaimed 11 February the International Day of Women and Girls in Science aiming to inspire and engage women and girls in science and STEM education. It is still widely the case, unfortunately, that women and girls are excluded from participating fully in science.
30 January 2020
The Edu-Arctic project that Arctic Portal was a partner in and that formally ended August 2019 was selected for publication in the “Results in Brief“ section of the European Commission´s CORDIS website. We are very proud to announce that it has now been published and promoted on the CORDIS website in six languages.
27 January 2020
Terribel news for the Icelandic economy if capelin (Mallotus villosus) is not to be found in Icelandic waters second year around. Last year, 2019, was the first year that no quota on Capelin catching was issued since Icelanders started fishing for Capelin in 1963.
22 January 2020
The weather in Iceland is known to be really unpredictable but this winter it has been extremely unpredictable, with heavy winds and snowfalls. According to the Icelandic newsprovider Iceland Monitor travelling in the highlands of Iceland can be really treacherous because of hidden dangers on the way.
16 January 2020
According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880.
15 January 2020
Three large avalanches fell in the West Fjords shortly before midnight last night - two of them in the village of Flateyri, population 200, and the third near the village of Suðureyri, population 260, mbl.is reports. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured.