News & Press Releases

Arctic Portal News Portlet

23 June 2009

Arctic Portal news

Nordic council of Ministers continues to support UArctic activities by granting 650 000DKK for this year for a new joint project led by Thule Institute, University of Oulu, Finland. New project Arctic Virtual Learning Tools joins UArctic and Arctic Portal into close co-operation where new UArctic educational material and virtual classroom will be distributed and shared through Arctic Portal.

12 June 2009

Arctic Portal news

New networking mechanism, promoting cooperation between science, youth associations, non-profit organizations, business and authorities, has been established for the benefit of development of northern regions in Russia.

29 May 2009

AMSA 2009 report

The Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment working group of the Arctic Council has released a new Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment report for the year 2009.

27 May 2009

Circumpolar Young Leaders Program flyer

The International Institute for Sustainable Development is currently recruiting northern Canadian youth to take part in a six-month internship program "Circumpolar Young Leaders Program". Placements are with leading organizations working on northern issues in other circumpolar countries and in southern Canada.

4 May 2009

Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

Recently the Association of Early Career Polar Scientists launched a new website.The outlook of the website has been changed and some new features have been added. The new site features a fully searchable membership directory to find colleagues and for prospective employers to search for new hires. There is also a new and improved discussion board that is refered to as the APECS Student Lounge.

12 March 2009

Communities of Change

The ACUNS-APECS: Communities of Change - Building an IPY Legacy

15 January 2009

Arctic Portal news

To promote some of the good work carried out by the various IPY projects Educators and Scientists are offered the chance to submit material to a Polar Resource Book being created. This is an opportunity for individuals or groups who have adopted a new polar science activity or program for students or community during the IPY that were successful, and are interested in share these activities with a broader audience.

17 December 2008


The International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) invites contributions for the next issue of the Northern Notes newsletter.

10 December 2008


The Nordic Council of Ministers Arctic Cooperation Programme 2009-2011 is now open for funding applications.

25 November 2008

Arctic Portal news

The International Polar Year is a large scientific programme focused on the Arctic and the Antarctic. The program officially ran from March 2007 to March 2009 but was closed in September 2011. IPY was organized through the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It was actually the fourth polar year, following those in 1882-3, 1932-3, and 1957-8.

4 November 2008

University of Akureyri

In the Social Science Forum at the University of Akureyri, Professor Lee Huskey will discuss research being done around the circumpolar north and draws general lessons from the different experiences of northern migration in the Arctic nations. Similarities and interesting differences among patterns and determinants of migration will be discussed. The lecture is held by the University of Akureyri and the Stefanson Arctic Institute.

8 September 2008

Arctic Portal news

International Polar Year projects summary.

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