News & Press Releases
3 December 2019
According to the newsprovider Arctic Today "A new presidential memorandum calls for better mapping of Arctic and sub-Arctic waters off Alaska to aid mineral extraction and other commercial activities in those northern waters.
2 December 2019
In the last few months, the APECS-APPLICATE-YOPP Online Course on "Advancing Predictive Capability of Northern Hemisphere Weather and Climate” shared cutting edge knowledge about Arctic weather and climate predictions, challenges and strategies to overcome limitations in 11 webinars. Master and PhD students as well as postdocs from diverse backgrounds and countries attended our course.
24 November 2019
According to a recent press release by the Tara Ocean Foundation, microplastics are ubiquitous in European rivers. For over a period of six months the research schooner Tara voyaged along the four European sea fronts and collected 2,700 samples from nine major rivers in Europe.
22 November 2019
According to scientists, as reported on the AWI website, the sea-ice growth in the Arctic is at a historical low. The mean sea-ice extent in the Arctic this October was only 5.44 million km2, which is more than 443,000 km2 below the previous minimum year, 2012 noted by analyses from the University of Bremen´s Institute of Environmental Physics.
31 October 2019
The IX International Forum “Arctic: Today and the future” will be held under the sign of new state plans for the integrated development of the Arctic.
29 October 2019
Northern Forum held a very successful youth Eco-Forum in Akureyri the hometown of Arctic Portal from 7-10 October. Halldór Jóhannsson the executive director of Arctic Portal met the children, listened to their reports and was very impressed with their work.
16 October 2019
The EU Horizon2020-funded project Nunataryuk in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the Terrestrial Multidisciplinary distributed Observatories for the Study of Arctic Connections (T-MOSAiC) are organizing the Nunataryuk-APECS-T-MOSAiC School 2020 on the topic of “Arctic Coastal Adaptation - Capacity building and knowledge exchange across borders” at Abisko Scientific Research Station (Abisko, Sweden) from 21 - 30 April 2020.
9 October 2019
SAON has published its Autumn 2019 newsletter with newsheading such as Developing a Roadmap for Arctic Observing and Data Systems (ROADS), International Arctic Observations Assessment Framework – Value Tree for Physical Atmosphere and Ocean Observations in the Arctic as well as promoting events such as the Third Polar Data Forum that will be held in Finland 18-22 November this year and the 5th Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) that will be held in Iceland 31 March – 2 April 2020.