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Arctic Portal News Portlet

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.

23 February 2023

Robert Corell High North Hero 2019

Every year, the High North Center for Business and Governance awards the High North Hero Award to someone who has a positive impact in the north. "It is more important than ever to lift up those who contribute to development, cooperation, and the promotion of the circumpolar Arctic," says Executive Director of Arctic Frontiers and jury leader Anu Fredrikson.

22 February 2023

Arctic Portal news

The Ministry of Education of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) on the premises of the International Arctic School of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in co-operation with its partners is delighted to be hosting the Second Annual All-Russia Scientific and Practical Conference of schoolchildren with international participation “The Arctic – the Territory of Cooperation”. The Conference will be held from April 14 to 15, 2023.

21 February 2023

Expert to Expert Initiative

The first Expert-to-Expert initiative’s webinar “Climate change and the Arctic: state of the art and what kind of scientific cooperation is most needed?” took place 15 December 2022.

20 February 2023

ASSW 2023

Arctic Science Summit Week - ASSW 2023 is being held in Vienna, Austria from 17 - 24 February 2023 and includes

20 February 2023

Looking North: The UK and the Arctic. The United Kingdom's Arctic Policy Framework

The UK published the 9th of February 2023 a new Policy paper on the Arctic, Looking North: The UK and the Arctic. The United Kingdom’s Arctic Policy Framework, stating: The Arctic matters to the United Kingdom.

17 February 2023

High North Hero

The High North Hero Award is an annual award established by the High North Center for Business and Governance to honor a person, organization or company who has contributed to highlighting or developing the High North.

15 February 2023


The University of the Arctic is pleased to announce the upcoming session of "Meet UArctic", our online update and Q&A meeting for members. The session is dedicated to ICARP IV process. We will also be taking questions from the audience. The session will take place on Wednesday, March 1, at 16:00 UTC.

14 February 2023

CNARC website

The China-Nordic Arctic Research Centre, CNARC, has its 10th anniversary in 2023. To celebrate the milestone, strengthen the outreach of the CNARC, and to support increased cooperation and research in the Arctic as per its mandate, the website has been given a complete overhaul.

13 February 2023

Arctic Circle

The draft program of the Arctic Circle Japan Forum has now been published. The impressive 3-day program contains over 100 speakers participating in more than 50 sessions. The Forum is organised in partnership with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the Nippon Foundation.

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