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7 July 2023

The Mohn Prize 2024 - Call for Nominations

The International Mohn Prize for Outstanding Research Related to the Arctic (Mohn Prize) welcomes nominations for 2024.

The Mohn Prize is a collaborative effort of UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Academia Borealis – The Academy of Sciences and Letters of Northern Norway, and Tromsø Research Foundation. It aims to set central issues for the further development of the Arctic on the national and international agenda by rewarding outstanding scientific performances. The prize is 2 million NOK (approximately 180 000 Euros).

6 July 2023

Polar Shift - The Arctic Sustained

A highly interesting book by Professor Joseph F. C. DiMento on the Arctic has just been published by Anthem Press.

5 July 2023

Volcanic Eruption in Geldingadalir Iceland 2022

Earth is shaken by Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, again with over 2000 earthquakes recorded in the last 24 hours.

Scientists predict that magma is pressing its way to the surface and an eruption is very likely.

5 July 2023

International Green Energy Conference - IAGE

The 15th International Green Energy Conference (IGEC-XV) will be held in-person & online at the University of Glasgow, UK, on July 10-13, 2023.

4 July 2023

The first Inter Polar Conference

The Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland and ICIMOD are jointly organising the first Inter-Polar Conference in collaboration with the UArctic Chairs in Arctic Legal Research and Education, and the Law Thematic Network.

3 July 2023

Carbfix, Hellisheiðarvirkjun in Iceland, known as Silverstone

Recently, construction has commenced on an upgraded carbon capture plant at Hellisheiðarvirkjun in Iceland, known as Silverstone (Steingerður in Icelandic).

21 June 2023

Botanical Garden Akureyri

Article by Fanney Ingvadóttir: To continue from the previous article on the Hidden People of Iceland we move to the Botanical Garden of Akureyri, Iceland. According to an advocate for nature, Bryndís Fjóla Pétursdóttir the Garden teems with an array of hidden creatures.

19 June 2023

Icelandic Dwarf drawing

Article by Fanney Ingvadóttir: The Hidden People, also known as Huldufólk or Elves, and Dwarves are mythical beings deeply ingrained in Icelandic folklore and beliefs. They are believed to be supernatural entities that coexist with humans in a parallel, invisible world.

16 June 2023

Cruise Ship docked at the harbor of Akureyri in summer 2023

The harbor in Akureyri is expecting a record number of cruise ships this summer or around 280 visits. Although, it is good for the economy to receive these tourists the environment suffers.

16 June 2023

Governance AP pageThe, The Arctic Gateway, is committed to delivering accurate and up-to-date information on Arctic governance. The Gateway offers a centralized hub under the Governance section where our team has diligently compiled a comprehensive overview and information on the cooperation and governance of the Arctic.

15 June 2023

Bowhead Whale - Balaena Mysticetus

A recent study reveals that bowhead whales, remarkable creatures inhabiting the Arctic, possess a highly specialized DNA protection mechanism that enables them to evade cancer and achieve exceptional longevity. 

9 June 2023

Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The Icelandic Minister of Foreign Affairs, Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, announced today the decision to suspend operations of the Embassy of Iceland in Moscow from 1 August 2023.

8 June 2023

Diomedes Islands US Russia NASA

Article by Fanney Ingvadóttir: Nestled in the Bering Strait between Alaska, United States, and Chukotka, Russia, lie two remote islands that not only mark the divide between two nations but also straddle the enigmatic International Date Line.

8 June 2023

International Permafrost Association - IPA

The International Permafrost Association - IPA, has released the annual news bulletin with an overview on International Permafrost Activities in 2022 - Frozen Ground.

7 June 2023

Skálholt casket

The National Museum of Iceland and deCODE, a global leader in analyzing and understanding the human genome, are embarking on an investigation of the remains of Bishop Páll Jónsson, an early 13th-century Bishop in Skálholt Iceland.