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29 January 2020

Northern Forum School

The Municipal Educational Institution in Yakutsk invites students from the northern regions to participate in the international interregional distant Olympiad “School of Living in the North.

27 January 2020


Terribel news for the Icelandic economy if capelin (Mallotus villosus) is not to be found in Icelandic waters second year around. Last year, 2019, was the first year that no quota on Capelin catching was issued since Icelanders started fishing for Capelin in 1963.

23 January 2020

NATO radar and telecommunication station in Iceland

He was stuck at work at the top of a mountain for 12 days, due to severe weather. Surely, on a good day, his office has a great view, but still...

22 January 2020

Vehicle rescue operation

The weather in Iceland is known to be really unpredictable but this winter it has been extremely unpredictable, with heavy winds and snowfalls. According to the Icelandic newsprovider Iceland Monitor travelling in the highlands of Iceland can be really treacherous because of hidden dangers on the way.

16 January 2020

NASA 2019 the 2nd hottest year heatmap

According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880.

15 January 2020

avalanche map of Flateyri Iceland

Three large avalanches fell in the West Fjords shortly before midnight last night - two of them in the village of Flateyri, population 200, and the third near the village of Suðureyri, population 260, reports. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured.

3 January 2020

Advances in Polar Science

The Polar Research Institute of China - PRIC, publishes the Journal of Advances in Polar Science - APS, . The primary objective of APS is to publish achievements in fundamental research, applied research and high-technology research focused or based on the polar regions, and to report the latest discoveries, inventions, theories and methodologies in polar research.

2 January 2020

CNARC board

The 8th China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium will take place in Umeå ,Sweden, on 27-29 May 2020. The conference theme is “Research Cooperation and Knowledge Sharing for a Sustainable Arctic”.

Invitation for proposals for oral presentations is now open. Deadline for abstract submission is on March 1st , 2020:

24 December 2019

ARICE webinar on data management

The Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium (ARICE, and Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS, invited for a webinar on Data Management, on 17 December. The webinar is now available for viewing on the Arice´s webpage

The aim of this webinar was to provide an overview of current statues in data management, planning and best practices as well as advances in data presentation, integration and interpretation.

Halldór Jóhannson, Executive Director or Arctic Portal, gave an overview introduction and touched on topics of policy and best practice of data management, as well as engagement with stakeholders. Topics of data presentation and the ARICE 3D Icebreaker were discussed by Anseok Joo, Programmer at Arctic Portal.
In a second part, Øystein Godøy, senior scientist and data manager at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and Stein Sandven, director of the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center and project coordinator of INTAROS (Integrated Arctic Observation System), spoke about the INTAROS data management practices with emphasis on meta data and federated search. Øystein and Stein are leading the Data Management in the EU Arctic Cluster.

24 December 2019

Kertasníkir - Yule lad

December 24 – Kertasníkir (Candle-Stealer)

The thirteenth of the Yule Lads comes on the night before the 24th of December and departs for home on the last day of Christmas or the 6th of January. He was known for being the one who followed children to steal their candles (which used to be edible, made from fat).

23 December 2019

Ketkrókur - Yule lad

December 23 – Ketkrókur (Meat-Hook)

The twelfth of the Yule Lads comes on the night before the 23rd of December and departs for home on the fifth of January. He was known for being the one who uses a hook to steal meat.

22 December 2019

Gáttaþefur - Yule lad

December 22 – Gáttaþefur (Doorway-Sniffer)

The eleventh of the Yule Lads comes on the night before the 22nd of December and departs for home on the fourth of January. He was known to have an extremely long, large nose and an amazing sense of smell he usually uses to seek out the Icelandic traditional leavebred (Laufabrauð).