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1 March 2012

Solar energy panels

Norwegian scientists have found a new, cheap and environmental friendly way to use solar power. The new substance is metal hybrides that Research Fellow Trygve Mongstad has found to be very effective.

28 February 2012

Rovaniemi, Finland

The 5th Polar Law Symposium will start in Rovaniemi, Finland, on 6th of September. The two day event will bring together internationally renowned scholars from all over the world where the Arctic will be the main focus.

28 February 2012

Map of the Dreki area

Norwegian company Sagex Petrolium has requested information about servicing for oil entities in the eastern part of Iceland. Looking to the Dreki area, oil processing could be feasible in the area in the near future.

24 February 2012

Dreki area map

Results from a new study show that oil can most certainly be found in the Dreki area. Two companies, TGS and Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research (VBPR) collected samples that confirmed this.

22 February 2012

King Penguins in Antarctica

The King Penguin has recovered from near extinction some 80 years ago. They are over 500.000 in Antarctica, again. It was in 1919 one of the first wildlife campaign started.

21 February 2012

Minke whale

The Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs has renewed the quota of Minke whales in Norwegian waters. The quota of 1286 animals is the same as last year.

20 February 2012

Lake in Reykjavík

The first Nordic Council theme session of the year will be held in Reykjavík Iceland in March. The Arctic will be in the forefront of the session.

14 February 2012

A melting glacier in the Himalayas.

A new study led by a research team from the University of Colorado Boulder shows that glaciers and ice caps in the world, outside Greenland and Antarctica, are shedding roughly 150 billion tons of ice annually.

8 February 2012

Bird marked with tracker

Carsten Egevang, a researcher at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, has compiled a video which shows the travelling of the Arctic Tern.

7 February 2012

Satellite image of Iceland

Iceland is falling behind when it comes to usage of tidal power. The small nation in the Northern Atlantic is surrounded by ocean, yet it has failed to use its forces for energy.

6 February 2012

Iceberg in the arctic

The probability of snowy cold winters in Central Europe rises when the Arctic is covered by less sea ice in summer. Scientists of the Research Unit Potsdam of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association have made this discovery.

6 February 2012


ACI’s 3rd Polar Shipping event will discuss in depth the business developments in the Arctic and the opportunities created for the shipping industry. The summit will be held in London, England, on the 30th of May, running until the 31