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Arctic Portal News Portlet

6 February 2023

Saami flag

Today, the 6th of February the Sámi peoples in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia celebrate their Sámi National Day. The Sámi National Day has been celebrated for 30 years or since 1993 on this date to commemorate the first Sámi congress held in Trondheim, Norway in 1917.

1 February 2023

Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Awards

UArctic and the Arctic Circle are pleased to open the call for nominations for the 2023 Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award. The Award includes a 100,000 euro grant to promising projects which address climate change through concrete actions and plans. The call is open until April 30, 2023.

25 January 2023

Reindeer Herders on main stage Bocuse dOr

Monday 23 January the world’s most prestigious competition among chefs ended in Lyon with Denmark taking first prize, Norway second and Hungary third. Congratulations to the chefs for joining the big Bosuce d’Or Winners family!

24 January 2023

Robert W Corell

The Executive Committee of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) is delighted to present Dr Robert Corell with its Award for Service.

19 January 2023

Global Development in the Arctic

Viewing the Arctic as a key region for global development in the 21st century, the book offers a cross-disciplinary conceptual framework for understanding what international cooperation is, why it is difficult and what kind of alternative views can apply in the Arctic.

18 January 2023

UArctic Rectors meeting in Monaco

UArctic Rectors' Meeting took place in Monaco on 12-13 January 2023.

17 January 2023

Ekaterina Serova interviews Vladimir Chizhov

Uncertain future of the Arctic 8, and their collaboration platform in the Arctic Council, adversely affects the needed working ambience across the Arctic and northernmost territories.

16 January 2023

Arctic Yearbook 2022 front cover

Theme: Arctic Indigenous Peoples: Climate, Science, Knowledge and Governance

Call for Abstracts (deadline): 15 March 2023 (250-400 words)

Draft papers (deadline): 15 June 2023 (4500-6500 words)

11 January 2023

Oil rig at midnight

Norway has awarded 47 new offshore oil and gas exploration permits to 25 firms in its latest mature areas licensing round, with two of the permits in the Arctic waters of the Barents Sea.

11 January 2023

Bering Strait Satellite view

The Bering Strait – a roughly 53-mile-wide strait between the Russian Far East and Western Alaska – is an “international gateway” for ships and marine life alike.

3 January 2023

Reindeer Husbandry Adaption to the Changing Arctic vol 1

A new scientific book on Reindeer Husbandry: Adaptation to the Changing Arctic, Volume 1. is available with free and unlimited access to the content.

29 December 2022

Map - Trans-Arctic Shipping Route

An interesting article on the future of Arctic Shipping, "In Graphic Detail: The Polar Silk Route", written by Spoorthy Raman was published on 22 December in the Hakai magazine - coastal science and societies.

24 December 2022

Kertasníkir - Yule lad

December 24

Kertasníkir (Candle-Stealer) is the thirteenth Yule Lad who comes on the night before the 24th of December and departs for home on the 6th of January. Candle-Stealer was known for being the one who followed children to steal their candles (which used to be edible, made from fat).

23 December 2022

Canada claim Arctic Ocean dec 2022

In an addendum filed on Monday, Canada substantially expanded its claim to the Arctic Ocean seabed. Canada’s claim now reaches in several places all the way to Russia’s exclusive economic zone.

23 December 2022

Ketkrókur - Yule lad

December 23

Ketkrókur (Meat-Hook) is the twelfth Yule Lad who comes to town on the night before the 23rd of December and departs for home on the 5th of January. Meat-Hook was known for being crazy about meat and he would use a hook to steal a smoked lamb hanging from the rafters.

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