News & Press Releases
3 January 2020
The Polar Research Institute of China - PRIC, publishes the Journal of Advances in Polar Science - APS, www.aps-polar.org . The primary objective of APS is to publish achievements in fundamental research, applied research and high-technology research focused or based on the polar regions, and to report the latest discoveries, inventions, theories and methodologies in polar research.
2 January 2020
The 8th China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium will take place in Umeå ,Sweden, on 27-29 May 2020. The conference theme is “Research Cooperation and Knowledge Sharing for a Sustainable Arctic”.
Invitation for proposals for oral presentations is now open. Deadline for abstract submission is on March 1st , 2020:
24 December 2019
The Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium (ARICE, arice.eu/) and Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS, apecs.is/) invited for a webinar on Data Management, on 17 December. The webinar is now available for viewing on the Arice´s webpage https://arice.eu/training/webinars/84-arice-webinar-data-management
The aim of this webinar was to provide an overview of current statues in data management, planning and best practices as well as advances in data presentation, integration and interpretation.
Halldór Jóhannson, Executive Director or Arctic Portal, gave an overview introduction and touched on topics of policy and best practice of data management, as well as engagement with stakeholders. Topics of data presentation and the ARICE 3D Icebreaker were discussed by Anseok Joo, Programmer at Arctic Portal.
In a second part, Øystein Godøy, senior scientist and data manager at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and Stein Sandven, director of the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center and project coordinator of INTAROS (Integrated Arctic Observation System), spoke about the INTAROS data management practices with emphasis on meta data and federated search. Øystein and Stein are leading the Data Management in the EU Arctic Cluster.
24 December 2019
December 24 – Kertasníkir (Candle-Stealer)
The thirteenth of the Yule Lads comes on the night before the 24th of December and departs for home on the last day of Christmas or the 6th of January. He was known for being the one who followed children to steal their candles (which used to be edible, made from fat).
22 December 2019
December 22 – Gáttaþefur (Doorway-Sniffer)
The eleventh of the Yule Lads comes on the night before the 22nd of December and departs for home on the fourth of January. He was known to have an extremely long, large nose and an amazing sense of smell he usually uses to seek out the Icelandic traditional leavebred (Laufabrauð).
21 December 2019
December 21 – Gluggagægir (Window-Peeper)
The tenth of the Yule Lads comes on the night before the 21st of December and departs for home on the third of January. He was known for being probably the creepiest one, he would peek inside people’s windows to see if there was anything to steal.
17 December 2019
December 17 – Askasleikir (Bowl-Licker)
The sixth of the Yule Lads comes on the eve of the 17th of December and departs for home on the 30th of December. He was known to hide under beds when people would place their “askur,” a plate used for all meals. He then stole the askur and ate from it.