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18 April 2023

U.S. navy nuclear ballistic submarine

The Icelandic government has authorized the US military to allow nuclear-powered submarines to make a short stop off the coast of Iceland to receive supplies and replace crew. The Icelandic Radiation Safety Authority does not see this as a particular concern.

17 April 2023

Exper to Expert, Circumpolar scientific people to people cooperation in the Arctic

A highly important event - Arctic expert-to-expert cooperation for the future - will be held as part of the Nord University High North Dialogue 2023.

17 April 2023

Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaption 2023 - Reykjavík, Iceland

The 6th Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaptation, NOCCA23’ will be held in Iceland, Reykjavík Grand Hotel on the 17th-19th of April 2023, the same year that Iceland will hold the Presidency at the Nordic Council of Ministers.

14 April 2023

4th Arctic Science Ministerial

In the Arctic Science Ministerial Meeting, ASM4, held today April 14th in Sankt Petersburg, the Russian Chairmanship to the Arctic Council introduced the Ministerial report.

13 April 2023

chef Alfred Larsen at the Boaššu/NOMAD Indigenous FoodLab

On April 12, chefs of the Boaššu/NOMAD Indigenous FoodLab presented food for the participants of the Regional Nordic Forum which took place in Kautokeino on April 12 and 13, 2023. ICR Director Anders Oskal welcomed participants of the Forum and shared information about Boaššu/NOMAD Indigenous FoodLab and its plans. Chefs Alfred Larsen and Alena Gerasimova prepared reindeer dishes such as smoked meat, liver, heart, kidneys, reindeer pancakes etc.

11 April 2023

Advances in Polar Sciences vol 34 no 1

The peer-reviewed journal Advances in Polar Science (APS) published Issue 34(1) in March 2023.  The latest issue covers six articles, the titles and highlights of which are presented below. All the latest and previous papers are available online and can be downloaded freely, thanks to generous funding from the Polar Research Institute of China. All the Advances in Polar Science volumes are also being uploaded to the Arctic Portal library as well as the publication library on the China-Nordic Research Centre website at  for the benefit of our valuable readers, courtesy of the Arctic Portal team,  and can also be searched, viewed and downloaded from either site. See more details on the journal and its published articles via APS website: or at and/or

4 April 2023

4th Arctic Science Ministerial

In accordance with the plan to implement the program of Russia's Chairmanship in the Arctic Council the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education will be holding a Fourth Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM4) in St. Petersburg on 14-15 April 2023.

31 March 2023

International Traditional Reindeer Herding Championship

The first ever International Traditional reindeer herding championship was held in Neryungri and Iengra, Sakha, in March 2023 with reindeer herding participants from all over Russia as well as from Mongolia, China and Greenland.

21 March 2023

Arctic Council Russias ChairsmanshipDetailed and updated programme for the International Conference on Climate Change and Melting of the Permafrost that will take place in Yakutsk on 22 – 24 March 2023 now available.

Full Programme

21 March 2023

Women in the Energy Industry

An interesting article written by Caitlin Ritchie, published on the website Save on Energy ( about women in the Energy Industry.  

KEY POINTS: - Women make up only 22% of the workforce in the energy sector and 32% in the renewable energy sector.  - Despite the gender gap, women have historically contributed to advancing technology in the energy field. - There are a variety of scholarships available for women interested in careers in STEM fields.

21 March 2023

Arctic Council Russias ChairsmanshipThe International Conference on Climate Change and Melting of the Permafrost will take place in Yakutsk on 22 – 24 March 2023 organized by the Committee of the Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

The conference will be organized in a hybrid format both personal attendance and online participation is welcomed. 

20 March 2023

Anthropology Conference 2023

An event organized under the flagship of APECS Art project group and Arctic Center of the University of Lapland named Appearing of Disappearing: Transformation of the relations in the Arctic societies observed in the visual archives is scheduled to be on 21st March 8:30 - 10 00 GMT in Rovaniemi

14 March 2023

Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award. The goal is to further the development of new ideas that could contribute materially to preventing, mitigating, adapting, and reversing the effects of climate change in the Arctic.

3 March 2023

Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle Japan Forum starts tomorrow in Tokyo, from March 4 to 6. The Forum will feature over 100 speakers from 20+ countries in more than 50 sessions. Among the participants are ministers, members of the National Diet of Japan, ambassadors, scientists as well as representatives from Asia, Europe, the United States, Indigenous communities and the private sector.

1 March 2023

Indigenous peoples of the North

On February 27-Mach 2, 2023, three Indigenous leaders are meeting with European Union Parliamentarians in Brussels, Belgium, to bring attention to the impacts the extractive industries including oil, gas, and mining have on Indigenous Peoples’ rights, lands, and environments globally.

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