News & Press Releases
7 October 2019
The Scottish government published its first Arctic Policy Framework on 23 September 2019. On that occasion Scotland´s External Affairs Secretary said, “Scotland has the expertise and vision to serve as a link between the Arctic region and the wider world with opportunities to help tackle issues such as sustainable tourism, renewable energy and climate change.”
2 October 2019
One of the organization that has frequently been mentioned in regards to the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize is the Arctic Council. The Council has been nominated before with a formal nomination letter written by a group of international academics in January 2018. The winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize will be announced in Oslo on 11 October.
18 September 2019
MOSCOW — Russia’s first-floating nuclear power plant has arrived to its permanent base near the isolated Russian town of Pevek, on the Chukchi Sea across the Bering Strait from Alaska, Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom said on Saturday.
13 September 2019
On Thursday, 12 September the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that would remove oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (The Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act) from the 2017 tax bill.
12 September 2019
The newsprovider NRK recently published an alarming article based on data accumulated by the NSIDC and visualized by NASA about the dramatic change in sea ice prevalence in the Arctic Ocean over the past 35 years.
10 September 2019
The Arctic Council is the leading intergovernmental forum promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, Arctic indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular on issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.
5 September 2019
Mr. Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, and Mr. Gudlaugur Thór Thórðarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, led a round table discussion on strengthening commercial, scientific and cultural ties between the US and Iceland with the participation of key American and Icelandic business leaders in Höfði, Reykjavík on 4th September 2019.
3 September 2019
An entire year trapped in the Arctic ice, The largest Central Arctic expedition ever.
In September 2019 the German research icebreaker Polarstern will depart from Tromsø, Norway and, once it has reached its destination, will spend the next year drifting through the Arctic Ocean, trapped in the ice.
2 September 2019
The Sea Ice Predication Network Phase 2 (SIPN2) announces the release of the 2019 August Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) Report. The Sea Ice Outlook, an effort managed by SIPN2, provides an open process for those interested in Arctic sea ice to share ideas.
28 August 2019
The Canadian Studies Center has issued its August newsletter. A web version of the newsletter is available online for further reading.