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24 November 2021

Arctic Council Russias Chairsmanship

A meeting of senior officials for coordinating scientific research in the Arctic took place in Moscow. The meeting was held as part of the plan of major events associated with the Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021-2023, which is being operated by the Roscongress Foundation.

23 November 2021

Arctic Yearbook 2021

 The Arctic Yearbook 2021,  is now available on the Arctic Portal or at

The publication of the Arctic Yearbook is lead by the excellent team of editors,  Lassi Heininen, Justin Barnes & Heather Exner-Pirot, with the support of the AY editorial board, technically and graphically supported and hosted by the with exceptional contribution from its qualified team members Aevar and Fanney -

19 November 2021

ARCUS logoThe Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) announces a call for nominations for our Board of Directors election. There are four seats up for election in a vote of the ARCUS Membership Council that will take place in December. Terms will be three years and begin in January 2022.

18 November 2021

COP26 Halldór Jóhannsson interview

Halldór Jóhannsson, the general director of Arctic Portal was in a panel interview on China Global Television Network (CGTN) Friday November 12 talking about the COP26. In the interview, he mentioned the importance of activating and educating young people on climate and environmental issues, how to reach out to policymakers, and the conversion of knowledge from science to policy as per the Arctic Risk Platform by the Arctic Basecamp which the Arctic Portal team is a partner in.

16 November 2021

UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021

COP26 Declaration

We, the Clydebank Declaration signatories:

Recall the long-term temperature goal of the Paris Agreement to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

6 November 2021

COP26  - Youth Rising for a Green New DealYoung and old are lining up by the thousands in Glasgow at the COP26 despite rain and drizzel getting ready to marge together to urge world leaders to transfer talks to real Climate Change preventing actions!

5 November 2021

Arctic Risk Platform

The Arctic Risk platform developed by the Arctic Basecamp was launched today at the COP26. Arctic Basecamp is a team of Arctic experts and scientists who bring a message of Arctic risk to encourage bold climate action.

3 November 2021

Nicole Biebow and Egill Thor Nielsson - European Polar Board

During the European Polar Board’s Autumn 2021 Plenary Meeting, held 27-29th October, Nicole Biebow, Member Representative for the Helmholtz Association, Germany, was elected as the new EPB Chair. Nicole will serve as Chair for an initial term until Autumn 2023, having previously completed two full terms as a member of the Executive Committee since Autumn 2017.

2 November 2021

Earth Ice Cone - Climate Change

A photograph of a person licking the earth in the shape of an ice cream taken by an eighteen-year-old Icelandic girl, Íris Lilja Jóhannsdóttir, has won the youth prize in the European Environment Agency's competition Young Reporters for the Environment and the youth prize in the Climate Change PIX competition.

2 November 2021

Arctic Melt - Ice cold bottled warning

The team of Arctic experts and scientists from the Arctic Basecamp emphasize that "What happens in the Arctic doesn´t stay in the Arctic". At the COP26 in Glasgow, they are delivering a strong message to the Global leaders and all other stakeholders! 

29 October 2021

Billie Eilish and Rainn Wilson speak up for climate actionThe scientists from the group Arctic Basecamp got the music star Billie Eilish and the actor Rainn Wilson to call on the world leaders to stand together and take urgent action at the 26th U.N. COP26 climate summit to be held in Glasgow 31 October – 12 November.

29 October 2021

Scientists discussing innovative technologies for Rehabilitation of the polluted arctic coastline at a conference in Moscow

An international conference on bioremediation (biological cleanup) of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems of the Arctic coast was held in Moscow. The event was attended by leading scientists from Russia, Canada, the USA and Finland in the field of remediation of contaminated soil and water bodies. The discussion was held as part of the plan of major events in connection with the Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021–2023, operated by the Roscongress Foundation.