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Arctic Portal News Portlet

17 July 2023

CruiseShip in Akureyri 17July2023

Cruise ships are bringing new numbers of happy passengers to the North, contributing to the local economy, notably in Iceland and Norway. They are also regrettably bringing alarming pollution as highlighted in the June report by the European environmental organization Transport & Environment. Iceland and Norway now rank among the top ten European countries with the highest pollution levels from cruise ships! Arctic Portal has previously pointed towards this growing, unpleasant problem.

17 July 2023

Arctic Shipping Summit 2023

The Arctic Shipping Summit will take place on 29th & 30th of Nov 2023 in Montreal, Canada.

The 17th edition of the summit which will once again bring together leading executives and experts from across the entire value chain including ship-owners, ship-managers & associated solution providers, coastguards and governmental transport authorities, meteorologists, consultants & technology providers for two days of informative presentations, interactive Q&A sessions, panel discussions and networking opportunities.

11 July 2023

Wilson Center

On July 12 and 13, the Wilson Center, in partnership with the University of Alaska, Department of Energy's Arctic Energy Office, and RAND Corporation, is hosting a two-day dialogue about critical minerals in the North American Arctic.

10 July 2023

Volcanic eruption at Keilir, Iceland 2023

As predicted last week the earth has opened up again between the capital of Iceland, Reykjavík and the national ariport, Keflavík.

7 July 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.

The Mohn Prize is a collaborative effort of UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Academia Borealis – The Academy of Sciences and Letters of Northern Norway, and Tromsø Research Foundation. It aims to set central issues for the further development of the Arctic on the national and international agenda by rewarding outstanding scientific performances. The prize is 2 million NOK (approximately 180 000 Euros).

6 July 2023

Polar Shift - The Arctic Sustained

A highly interesting book by Professor Joseph F. C. DiMento on the Arctic has just been published by Anthem Press.

5 July 2023

Volcanic Eruption in Geldingadalir Iceland 2022

Earth is shaken by Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, again with over 2000 earthquakes recorded in the last 24 hours.

Scientists predict that magma is pressing its way to the surface and an eruption is very likely.

5 July 2023

International Green Energy Conference - IAGE

The 15th International Green Energy Conference (IGEC-XV) will be held in-person & online at the University of Glasgow, UK, on July 10-13, 2023.

4 July 2023

The first Inter Polar Conference

The Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland and ICIMOD are jointly organising the first Inter-Polar Conference in collaboration with the UArctic Chairs in Arctic Legal Research and Education, and the Law Thematic Network.

3 July 2023

Carbfix, Hellisheiðarvirkjun in Iceland, known as Silverstone

Recently, construction has commenced on an upgraded carbon capture plant at Hellisheiðarvirkjun in Iceland, known as Silverstone (Steingerður in Icelandic).

21 June 2023

Botanical Garden Akureyri

Article by Fanney Ingvadóttir: To continue from the previous article on the Hidden People of Iceland we move to the Botanical Garden of Akureyri, Iceland. According to an advocate for nature, Bryndís Fjóla Pétursdóttir the Garden teems with an array of hidden creatures.

19 June 2023

Icelandic Dwarf drawing

Article by Fanney Ingvadóttir: The Hidden People, also known as Huldufólk or Elves, and Dwarves are mythical beings deeply ingrained in Icelandic folklore and beliefs. They are believed to be supernatural entities that coexist with humans in a parallel, invisible world.

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. 

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