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7 September 2022

Participants of the Creative Business Forum session North-South: Using Ethnocultural Heritage as a Resource for Sustainable Development

Participants of the Creative Business Forum session ‘North-South: Using Ethnocultural Heritage as a Resource for Sustainable Development’, which was held on the opening day of EEF 2022, talked about preserving the traditions and lifestyles of the Indigenous Peoples of the Russian North. The event was a part of the plan of Russia’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, and the Roscongress Foundation is operating chairmanship events.

30 August 2022

Solanders Eye field station in Iceland

The IK Foundation, The University of Iceland and The Embassy of Sweden in Iceland are working together to establish an autonomous research station, The Field Station | Naturae Observatio | Solander’s Eye, on Breiðamerkursandur, more specifically on Jökulnes.

29 August 2022

Rebecca Pincus

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has named Dr. Rebecca Pincus as the new Director of its Polar Institute. An expert on Arctic geopolitics and national and international security in the Arctic, Dr. Pincus has a particular focus on US Arctic security strategy and policy.

23 August 2022

Mediterranean wineries

By: Alex Whiting

From the possible demise of Merlot grapes in Bordeaux to loss of olive trees in north Africa, the impacts of climate change will be felt by farmers across the Mediterranean region, say climatologists.

18 August 2022

Arctic Circle

Arctic Circle Greenland Forum starting soon!

17 August 2022

Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal visited Inuvik, N.W.T. to see progress on the Nihtat Energy solar project.

A new renewable energy project is moving forward in Inuvik, N.W.T.

Northern Indigenous-owned and operated company Nihtat Energy Ltd. is developing a 1-megawatt solar farm in the community, according to a news release Tuesday.

12 August 2022

Ship sailing in the arctic

The Earth is approximately 1.1℃ warmer than it was at the start of the industrial revolution. That warming has not been uniform, with some regions warming at a far greater pace. One such region is the Arctic.

8 August 2022

US Coast Guard Cutter Healy and US Coast Guard Cutter Kimball

A broad bill covering national security, shipping, research, and trade in the Arctic that sharply rebukes Russia’s dominance on some issues was introduced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.

8 August 2022

IPA Country Reports 2021

The International Permafrost Association publishes reports from its adhering bodies documenting permafrost-related activity in member countries.

4 August 2022

Volcanic Eruption in Geldingadalir Iceland 2022

Magma has reached the surface in Geldingadalir in the Reykjanes peninsula. For the first time since last September, when lava stopped running from Fagradalsfjall, the tension has given a way for the magma to burst through. The eruption started at 13:18 on 3rd of August.

19 July 2022

The Gorchakov Fund - Arctic Sessions

Experts will discuss the future of the Arctic Council during a live roundtable discussion on July 20, Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 pm Moscow Standard Time.

12 July 2022

Greenland fog

𝗔𝗶𝗿 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆 - The weather along the Greenlands west coast with low clouds and fog creates great challenges in getting customers to their destination these days.

6 July 2022

Ship sailing in the arctic

Globally speaking, neither the Kingdom of Denmark nor Norway can be viewed as major players. In the Arctic, however, the two states are not only an integral part of any security and governance debate — together they also hold some of the largest land and maritime areas in the High North. Moreover, their strategic position in the North Atlantic is key to United States security concerns and aspirations in the Arctic.

23 June 2022

Arctic Circle 2022 - United Arab Emirates

Press Release from the Arctic Circle - At the heart of climate change in Asia and the Himalaya region is the threat of melting glaciers and water insecurity. As outlined in the most recent IPCC Report, the gravity of the challenge is nowhere as dramatic as in and around the Third Pole, a term which is increasingly being used to denote the geographic vicinity of the Himalaya.

22 June 2022

Russian Asian Arctic Research Consortium

The Russian (Northern) - Asian Arctic Research Consortium was created on the initiative of the International Organization of the Northern Regions - The Northern Forum, and the North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU) on June 11 in Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia.

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