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13 February 2024

Supply Chain Operations in the Arctic cover

A highly interesting book has been recently published, "Supply Chain Operations in the Arctic: Implications for Social Sustainability" The book is now available through Open Access

10 February 2024

Chinese New Year 2024 - Year of the Dragon

Today 10 February marks the beginning of the year of the Dragon. The Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year, is currently being celebrated over a span of 16 days, culminating today, Saturday, February 10, with the grand Lantern Festival.

8 February 2024

Reykjanes Peninsula eruption 2024

An eruption has started northeast of Sýlingarfell after 6am today the 8th of February 2024. An earthquake swarm had started in the magma intrusion north of the town of Grindavík around half an hour earlier.

6 February 2024

Jean Malaurie

Professor Jean Malaurie passed away in his 102nd year, 5 February 2024, at his home in Dieppe, France.

6 February 2024

Sámi Traditional Costume

Today, February 6th, the Sámi peoples in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia celebrate their Sámi National Day. The Sámi National Day has been celebrated for 30 years or since 1993 on this date to commemorate the first Sámi congress held in Trondheim, Norway in 1917.

31 January 2024

High North Hero

The High North Center for Business and Governance has opened nominations to the High North Hero Award, created to honor a person or an organization that has contributed to highlighting the importance of the Arctic.

26 January 2024

Polar Knowledge CanadaPolar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) recently published its latest volume of the Aqhaliat Report—an open-access, online publication unveiling the latest findings from POLAR and its global collaborators. This annual report, volume 4, showcases scientific and technological breakthroughs, decision-supporting projects, and impactful outreach initiatives from the past year.

25 January 2024

Fletcher School Tufts University

International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR) in cooperation with the Tufts University Fletcher School are thrilled to announce a Negotiation 101 workshop for the Indigenous and reindeer herding youth. Scheduled to take place in Kautokeino, Norway, from February 21-23, 2024, the workshop is aimed at building the capacity of youth in the fields of diplomacy, communication, and policy-making.

24 January 2024

Exclusive Economic Zones of the Arctic - Map Arctic PortalThe Norwegian Ministry of Energy offers 62 new production licenses on the Norwegian continental shelf in the APA 2023 licensing round. Last year, 47 licenses were awarded.

22 January 2024

Arctic Yearbook promotion

The Arctic Yearbook is calling for abstracts for its 2024 volume. This year’s theme is “Arctic relations: Transformations, Legacies and Futures”.

19 January 2024


IASSA NorthernNotesThe Arctic Congress Bodø 2024, including ICASS XI, from 29 May to 3 June 2024, welcomes abstract contributions. The deadline is the 19th of January 2024.

17 January 2024

White World AwardThe 3rd International Competition, "White World of the Arctic through the Prism of Children's Book," held its award ceremony in Yakutsk on 10 November 2023.

16 January 2024

IPA Photography Contest 2024

The International Permafrost Association (IPA) has announced that the IPA’s Photography Contest is back! Enter to join the fun, win prizes, and showcase your photos to the international permafrost community!

15 January 2024

US Department of Homeland Security - Science and Technology

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has announced the selection of The University of Alaska to lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners for the new ADAC-ARCTIC Center of Excellence (COE) for Homeland Security in the Arctic. S&T will provide ADAC-ARCTIC with $46 million over a 10-year cooperative agreement period.

12 January 2024

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an integral agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, launched the NOAA online Science Seminar Series in 2004. These seminars are held regularly.

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