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11 October 2022

National Strategy for the Arctic Region - United States

The United States recently published its new National Strategy for the Arctic Region. This strategy is an update of its 2013 predecessor.

4 October 2022

Sustainable Development of the Arctic Territories

Vulnerability of the Arctic in regards to processes of climate change and difficulties associated with providing social and economic prosperity of population in northern territories are important reasons to give importance to problems of sustainable development of the Arctic region.

27 September 2022

Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle Assembly will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland on 13-16 October. The Assembly features 600+ speakers in over 200 sessions, numerous receptions, meetings and exhibitions on Arctic issues, climate change, clean energy and blue economy among other topics, will take place during the Assembly. Over 2000 attendees are predicted to participate from nearly 70 countries.

23 September 2022

NSDFAnnouncement from the Northern Forum regarding postponement of the Northern Sustainable Development Forum!

20 September 2022

Arctic Circle Assembly 2022 Draft Program

The Arctic Circle Assembly 2022 will take place October 13-15 in Harpa conference centre in Reykjavik.

16 September 2022


Arctic Resilient Communities Youth Fellowship (ARC-YF) is now seeking applicants for their fellowship. They are looking for young community leaders between the ages of 18-23 from northern Alaska, northern Canada, and Greenland to apply.

14 September 2022

Northern Sustainable Development Forum

Northern Sustainable Development Forum (the Forum) is a permanent international expert platform, established in 2019 for discussing the challenges and prospects of sustainable development of the Arctic and the North.

12 September 2022

Northern Dimension

Uncertainty is building in the European Union’s (EU) northern neighborhood, with the Russian invasion of Ukraine putting all Arctic fora at a standstill. For the EU, this directly impacts the Northern Dimension, a joint policy program that includes the European Commission, Norway, Iceland, and Russia.

9 September 2022

Long-finned pilot whales in AkureyriOn Friday, 9 September, a group of Long-finned pilot whales were relaxingly playing in the fjord in front of the town of Akureyri. Much to the amusement and excitement of the locals, not least its many foreign visitors as tourism has been booming this summer, they relaxingly swam around very close to shore and did not allow the curiosity of the humans to disturb them as seen in the video and pictures.

9 September 2022

Wildfire in Russia

Smoke from hundreds of wildfires darkened skies over the Alaska Interior this summer, with the state experiencing its fastest start to the fire season on record amid hot and dry conditions.

7 September 2022

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dimitry Chernyshenko

At the Eastern Economic Forum, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation took part in the session entitled ‘Travelling to the East: Opportunities for Investors and Tourists’.

7 September 2022

Participants of the Creative Business Forum session North-South: Using Ethnocultural Heritage as a Resource for Sustainable Development

Participants of the Creative Business Forum session ‘North-South: Using Ethnocultural Heritage as a Resource for Sustainable Development’, which was held on the opening day of EEF 2022, talked about preserving the traditions and lifestyles of the Indigenous Peoples of the Russian North. The event was a part of the plan of Russia’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, and the Roscongress Foundation is operating chairmanship events.

30 August 2022

Solanders Eye field station in Iceland

The IK Foundation, The University of Iceland and The Embassy of Sweden in Iceland are working together to establish an autonomous research station, The Field Station | Naturae Observatio | Solander’s Eye, on Breiðamerkursandur, more specifically on Jökulnes.

29 August 2022

Rebecca Pincus

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has named Dr. Rebecca Pincus as the new Director of its Polar Institute. An expert on Arctic geopolitics and national and international security in the Arctic, Dr. Pincus has a particular focus on US Arctic security strategy and policy.

23 August 2022

Mediterranean wineries

By: Alex Whiting

From the possible demise of Merlot grapes in Bordeaux to loss of olive trees in north Africa, the impacts of climate change will be felt by farmers across the Mediterranean region, say climatologists.