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16 November 2023

Iceland on a map with its flag colors

Today, 16 November is the "day of the Icelandic tongue" (dagur íslenskrar tungu). It is a festival celebrated each year on this day in Iceland. This date was chosen to coincide with the birthday of the Icelandic poet Jónas Hallgrímsson.

14 November 2023

Arctic Resilience Monitor

The Arctic is undergoing rapid transformations and facing significant socio-economic, political challenges, as well as challenges associated with the climate change.

10 November 2023

Ashley Judd at the Reykjavik Global Forum 2023

On 13-14 November 2023, the sixth edition of the Reykjavík Global Forum will be co-hosted with the Government of Iceland and the Parliament of Iceland in partnership with Women Political Leaders (WPL).

9 November 2023

Olivier Poivre dArvor opens the One Planet - Polar 2023 summit

Yesterday, in the heart of Paris,  the One Planet – Polar Summit commenced under the leadership of French President Emmanuel Macron, marking a gathering of several hundred glaciologists, scientists, and global leaders.

8 November 2023

Linechart - Global Surface Air Temperature Anomalies - Daily Sea Surface Temperature

In October 2023, the world experienced an unprecedented heatwave, setting new records and sounding an alarm for our climate. The global average surface air temperature for the month reached 15.30°C, surpassing previous records by 0.85°C compared to the 1991-2020 October average and 0.40°C higher than the previous record set in 2019. This marks the warmest October ever recorded on a global scale.

8 November 2023

Arctic Portal map - Sailing Routes: Shipping in a global context

2023 The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC, Economic Leaders’ Week (AELW) will be held in San Francisco from 11-17 November.  APEC is the leading forum in the Asia-Pacific to facilitate trade and investment, economic growth, and regional cooperation.

7 November 2023

The 8th China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium 2023

The 8th China – Nordic Arctic Cooperation (CNARC) Symposium will be held from 3 to 6 December 2023 in Guangzhou China. Registration is still open!

7 November 2023

Professor emeritus at the University of California Santa Barbara, Oran Young

Professor emeritus at the University of California Santa Barbara, Oran Young, is the Mohn Prize laureate 2024 for his leading research and geopolitical work on the Arctic.

6 November 2023

Arctic Youth

On October 18, the Arctic Youth project team held an online international panel discussion ‘Polar Law – 2023’.

31 October 2023

Volcanos with recent seismic events, land uplift or increased thermal activity in July - August 2023

On the 30th of October, the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland experienced an unusual surge of seismic activity. 1.300 earthquakes were recorded in the area. From midnight to 7 AM over 300 quakes, with the largest registering at a magnitude of 3.0 were recorded. This seismic activity originated approximately three kilometers north of Grindavík, in close proximity to the renowned Blue Lagoon.

30 October 2023

Interactive Atlas of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East: Languages and Cultures

Tucked away in the vast expanses of the Russian North, Siberia, and the Far East lies a rich tapestry of cultures, languages, and traditions.

27 October 2023

Arctic Yearbook Foundation signed

In a quest to financially secure the sustainability of the ambitious undertaking of publishing the Arctic Yearbook key partners have agreed to establish Arctic Yearbook Foundation. The foundation is being registered according to Icelandic Act no. 119/2019 on not-for-profit organizations operating across borders.

27 October 2023

3.8.1 SeaRoutes SeaIce2022 EEZ ProjRussia LResRussian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, the designated infrastructure operator of the Northern Sea Route, has established a joint venture with Dubai’s DP World, one of the world's top port operators, to develop container shipping through the Arctic.

26 October 2023

ISAP 2023 Participants - Meeting Room

The International Symposium on Auroral Physics (ISAP), was very successfully held at the China Iceland Arctic Observatory (CIAO) at Karhóll in northern Iceland from 2-6 October 2023.

25 October 2023

Womens on Strike - gathering in Reykjavík

On October 24, 2023, women and transgender individuals all over Iceland participated in a full 24-hour work stoppage, drawing attention to gender pay disparity and combating gender-based violence.

In a monumental gathering at Arnarhóll, the heart of Reykjavík, and across the country, thousands of individuals united to participate in a historic moment for Iceland. In Reykjavík alone, the police estimated around 100 thousand participants. This is an amazing turn-out in a country that only inhabits about 400.000 individuals.

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