News & Press Releases
27 January 2011
The Sodruzhestvo mother fishery ship has been stuck in thick ice in Russia's Far East Sea of Okhotsk since 31st of December. The Bereg Nadezhdy ship and the Professor Kizevetter research vessel, got also stuck in two-meter-thick ice in the Sea of Okhotsk on the same day, but have been rescued.
26 January 2011
The Canada Centre for Global Security Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs in cooperation with the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation released on tuesday public opinion research report on global perceptions of Arctic security titled: Rethinking the Top of the World: Arctic Security Public Opinion Survey.
24 January 2011
The European Parliament newly adopted a Report on Sustainable EU Policy for the High North - The Gahler report.
21 January 2011
The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Working Group (AMAP) have released a handout showing key scientific findings from their 2011 Mercury Assessment report. The hand-out describes why mercury is a concern in the region and key scientific findings from the 2011 Mercury Assessment report are listed, showcasing the Arctic region as a major area of impact.
7 January 2011
According to an announcement from Air Greenland a strike is in the air on Sunday, 9th of January due to wage dispute of pilots of the company.
5 January 2011
A website has been launched where tourists are encouraged to boycott Iceland as their vacation destination due to the country's whaling policy.
3 January 2011
Climate change is altering people’s diet, according to Professor Barry Smit at the University Of Guelph, Canada. Professor Smit has conducted a research for the past five years on how melting ice and change in climate is affecting northern communities in Canada.
21 December 2010
Applications are invited for the post of General Secretary of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). The post, which will become vacant on 31 January 2012, is based at the Council's headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.
17 December 2010
Member states of the Arctic Council, Canada, Denmark on behalf f the Faroe islands and Greenland, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Russia and The US have finished drafting a cooperation agreement on search and rescue in the Arctic in a meeting held in Reykjavík 14.-16.
14 December 2010
Barents Observer / Barents Indigenous Peoples' Office - The Russian Saami in Kola peninsula have founded a first democratically elected representative organ by establishing the Saami Parliament of Murmansk Oblast or Kuelnegk Soamet Sobbar, as the Parliament is called in original language.
7 December 2010
EU-ARCTIC-Forum will be hosting a debate with Arctic Stakeholders on the European Parliaments Report "A Sustainable EU policy for the High North" on 8. December 2010 in Brussels.