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3 July 2020


According to the newsprovider ArcticToday a group of Sámi reindeer herders intend to seek legal action against the owners of what is to be that country’s largest wind farm for violating their rights by hindering reindeer migration between winter and summer feeding grounds.

2 July 2020

EU PolarNet

The project EU-PolarNet came to its end in June 2020 and published its last newsletter.

23 June 2020

Northern Forum online meeting

On June 22, 2020, a meeting of the Committee of Regional Coordinators of the Northern Forum International Organization of Northern Regions was held.

22 June 2020

Arctic Sailing Routes

The head of the Rosatom State Corporation, Alexei Likhachev, reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin that in 2019, the volume of traffic along the Northern Sea Route amounted to 5.5 million tons, and in 2020 it could exceed 30 million tons.

12 June 2020

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Today, on June 12, is the National Day of Russia or as locally called Den Rossii (Russia Day) an occasion for many Russians to demonstrate national pride. On this day in 1990, Russia became an independent nation following the official adoption of the Declaration of Sovereignty of the Russian Federation, which was then followed by the establishment of the national anthem and flag.

12 June 2020

Mapping the Icelandic seabead

The Icelandic Marine & Freshwater Research Institute (MFRI) is working on a twelve year project aimed at mapping the seabed around Iceland. The project started in the year 2017.

7 May 2020

Arctic Science Summit Week 2020

The report Moving a Conference from Iceland to Zoom gathers best practices and lessons learned from moving and hosting the Arctic Science Summit Week 2020 (ASSW2020) online.

30 April 2020


NOAA EarthData webinar will be held on 6 May 2020, 6-7 pm UTC on Accessing and Analyzing Snow Data at the NSIDC DACC (The NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center) with Amy Steiker and Walt Meier.

27 April 2020


Rosneft Oil Company has launched the implementation of a programme to assess the sustainability of the Arctic ecosystems based on research on key Arctic animal species in the Russian Federation. By 2023, Rosneft will conduct eight expeditions to the Laptev, Barents and Kara Seas.

21 April 2020

Earth Challenge 

This Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day—and we are hoping you might be willing to help the Wilson Center celebrate by becoming a citizen scientist!

17 April 2020

YOPP Icepot

The Icepot is a series of podcasts about polar science and the people managed and produced by Kirstin Werner and Sara Pasqualetto from the International Coordination Office of the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP). The IcePod is the official YOPP Podcast and will feature people involved in MOSAiC, the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of ArctiClimate.

26 March 2020

Arctic Science Summit Week 2020

The Arctic Science Summit Week 2020 will be held online from 27 March to 2 April 2020. You can find some useful information on the event and how to join different parts on the RANNIS website