News & Press Releases
4 April 2011
The newest edition of the Circle is now out. It is a magazine produced by the WWF Global Arctic Programme, published four times a year. Each issue focuses on one specific Arctic-related subject, the topic in the newest edition being ocean acidification.
1 April 2011
The University of Helsinki has introduced a TENURE TRACK for teaching and research personnel, intended to increase the predictability, competitiveness and attractiveness of academic careers while promoting internationalisation at the University.
30 March 2011
The International Polar Year (IPY) 2007–2008, co-sponsored by ICSU and WMO, was the largest coordinated research program in the Earth's polar regions, involving over 50,000 researchers, local observers, educators, students, and support personnel from more than 60 nations in 228 international IPY projects.
28 March 2011
International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic INTERACT has a main objective of building capacity for identifying, understanding, predicting and responding to diverse environmental changes throughout the wide environmental and land-use envelopes of the Arctic.
24 March 2011
INCHR Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at Oulu, Finland, on June 14-15, 2011. The program consists of a Sámi Health workshop and INCHR Scientific Sessions with oral and poster presentations, and of an INCHR General Assembly. New members welcome -membership application will be available at the meeting!
14 March 2011
- Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Guidelines, 2009 - Arctic Council
- Guidelines for Transfer of Refind Oil and Oil Products in Arctic Waters (TROOPS) - November 2004 - Arctic Council, PAME
10 March 2011
"Counting fish is somewhat just like counting trees, except you can't see the fish and it moves" This joke explains the nature of fish and its ability to move. Living resources like fish and other marine animals change their distribution patterns in relation to their habitual conditions, regardless of Exclusive Economic Zones and other jurisdictional waters.
25 February 2011
For the first time in years, a Finnish-Russian wolf is about to migrate into Swedish wolf territories. That could positively contribute to Swedish and Norwegian wolf genes, researchers say.
24 February 2011
Research professor of the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (Arctic Centre/University of Lapland) Timo Koivurova cautions' those who think that the ILO-Convention No. 169 will never be ratified in Finland.