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16 May 2024

Polar panorama project

The European Union's Horizon 2020 project, PolarRES, is dedicated to exploring future polar climates. It focuses on studying the interactions between the atmosphere, oceans, and sea ice in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

13 May 2024

Mammoth, the world's largest air purifier, Geothermal Garden in Hellisheiði, Iceland

A groundbreaking development in the fight against climate change unfolds as Mammoth, the world's largest air purifier, opens in the Geothermal Garden in Hellisheiði, Iceland. Named Mammoth, the cleaning plant is operated by the Swiss company Climeworks, a global leader in carbon removal via direct air capture technology, in collaboration with local partners.

8 May 2024

Horizons of cooperation TheArctic 2Press Release Following The Round Table - "The Arctic. Horizons of cooperation. An initiative by Arctic Youth". The Arctic Youth project, in cooperation with the Faculty of International Relations of St. Petersburg State University (SPbSU) on February 26, 2024, held an international event - a round table "The Arctic. Horizons of Cooperation."

6 May 2024

ArcticCircle BerlinForum2024 2The Arctic Circle Berlin Forum kicks off tomorrow, May 7th, and continues through the following day. With more than 30 seminars featuring over 130 speakers representing 20+ countries, the Berlin Forum will explore the role of Science, Climate Policies and Europe in the future of the Arctic.

3 May 2024

ICARP IV - International Conference on Arctic Research Planning

The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2025 will be held in Boulder Colorado (USA) from 20–28 March, 2025. 

2 May 2024

Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson Asmundur Fridriksson and Gunnlaug Helga Asgeirsdottir

A working group, appointed by the Icelandic Minister of the Environment, Energy and Climate, has published a report including 50 proposals for ways to improve energy use and energy procurement in Iceland, thus supplying at least 3,800 GWh of additional energy annually by 2040.

30 April 2024

Nordic Ministers 2024

At the conclusion of the Nordic Defence Ministers' meeting in Þórshavn today, a new long-term strategy for Nordic defence cooperation (NORDEFCO) until 2030 was officially signed. Alongside this pivotal agreement, discussions centered on the ongoing support for Ukraine and the evolving security dynamics in the North Atlantic and the Arctic. Notably, representatives from the governments of the Faroe Islands and Greenland participated in the meeting for the first time.

25 April 2024

World Cup titan ski jumper Ryoyu Kobayashi

Yesterday, April 24. 2024, fittingly on the officially last day of winter in Iceland, 27 year old Japanese World Cup titan ski jumper Ryoyu Kobayashi took advantage of the amazing mountain, weather and snow conditions in mount Hlidarfjall above the town of Akureyri in Iceland for the longest ever ski jump in history.

23 April 2024

Áslaug Ásgeirsdottir appointed the rector of the University of Akureyri

Dr. Áslaug Ásgeirsdóttir has been appointed rector of the University of Akureyri as of July 1st.

19 April 2024

Arctic Portal Quick Facts

Introducing new and exciting content on the Arctic Portal - Quick Facts!

17 April 2024

Third Russian Chinese Arctic School on Energy Green Transitions

The Third Russian-Chinese Arctic School “Anthropogenic impact on Arctic ecosystems: in search of new approaches to Arctic management” was held from April 1st to 6th in St. Petersburg and Petrozavodsk, Russia.

15 April 2024

Fljotsdalsstod karahnjukar LV

Landsvirkjun, the Icelandic National Power Company, has this winter been forced to curtail the supply of electricity to its customers due to insufficient water resources in its reservoirs to drive production at full capacity.

11 April 2024

Monthly global surface air temperature anomalies - Copernicus March 2024

March 2024 has solidified its place in history as the tenth consecutive month to claim the title of the hottest on record, according to the latest data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). This remarkable streak, spanning from April 2023 to March 2024, underscores a troubling trend of escalating temperatures worldwide.

8 April 2024

Arctic Academic Action Award 2024

UArctic and the Arctic Circle welcome nominations for the 2024 Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award until April 30, 2024.

8 April 2024

Arctic Security Conference 2024

Arctic Security Conference will take place 23-24 April 2024 at Scandic Sluseholmen, Copenhagen, Denmark. The Conference is organized by Defence iQ which is the world's largest defence events and media organization.

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