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7 July 2021

Arctic Circle 2021

The 2021 Arctic Circle Assembly will be held in the traditional way as an in-person event October 14-17. Registration will open in August. More information will be published soon on the website.

18 June 2021

Routledge Taylor & Francis Group

Supply сhain operations in the Arctic: A multiple-perspective approach towards sustainable development

15 June 2021

The Northern Forum

The fifth Arctic Business Relations Circle Zoom call, organized in cooperation between the Northern Forum and ArKtiKa Company LLC. in Alaska, will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 between 9:00am-11:00am Alaska Standard Time.

10 June 2021

3rd Arctic Science Ministerial - ASM3

The 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial under the name Knowledge For A Sustainable Arctic was held in Tokyo on 08-09 May 2021,  co-organized by the Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture and the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

21 May 2021

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Yesterday, May 20, at the Arctic Council's Ministerial Meeting the Icelandic Minister of Foreign Affairs, Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson gave an address at the beginning of the meeting, where he discussed the Icelandic Chairmanship for the last two years.

19 May 2021

Mika Riipi new Chair of Northern Forum

During the 14th Northern Forum General Assembly held on 28-29 April 2021 in Naryan-Mar (Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia), the Governor of Lapland (Finland) Mika Riipi was elected the new Chair of the Northern Forum.

19 May 2021

Arctic Economic Council

An article on “How the Arctic Economic Council is Creating Connections in the Arctic” by Mads Qvist Frederiksen, the Director of the Arctic Economic Council was recently published in the Arctic Circle Journal.

18 May 2021

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The 12th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting will be held in Reykjavik on the 20th of May. The Foreign Ministers of all member states are expected to arrive in Iceland for the occasion.

18 May 2021

Gender Equality in the Arctic

On 14 May 2021 a virtual launch event on the Pan-Arctic Report was hosted by the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute, with The Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Iceland, The Icelandic Arctic Council Chairmanship, the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network, the Stefansson Arctic Institute, the Directorate of Equality in Iceland, and the Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth.

17 May 2021

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On May 16th, during the second day of the 2021 UArctic Congress, the UArctic Læra Institute for Circumpolar Education was officially launched in a virtual session led by its managing director Anthony Speca and co-leads Heather Nicol and Gary Wilson. Laera or Læra means learning in Icelandic and Norwegian.

22 April 2021

Kids at Kjarnaskógur in Akureyri, Iceland

Today, April 22nd, is the first day of summer in Iceland (sumardagurinn fyrsti). It  is an annual public holiday, celebrated on the first Thursday after 18 April, as per the old Icelandic calendar. It signifies the end of the last of the 6 short day (winter) months, Góa, and start of the first of the 6 nightless days (summer) months, Harpa.

16 April 2021

Eruption in Geldingadalir Iceland 2021

The "touristic" eruption in Geldingadalir Iceland continues. It has been categorized as a small event and not posing immediate danger to people or infrastructure. The eruption started on March 19th, after a period of incredible seismic activity, through a small fissure.