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28 March 2022

Arctic Basecamp calling climate change activists

We’ll be heading back to Davos this May, so we’re busy assembling a delegation to camp with us. To join our delegation, apply before 31st March, 2022.

18 March 2022

SAON logo 2022

SAON recognizes and values its relationships with both the Arctic Council and the International Arctic Science Committee as outlined in its founding documents. For the time being, the SAON Board and its committees will be following the pause outlined in the A7 statement.

15 March 2022

Arctic - Territory of Dialogue

The agenda of the ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ 6th International Arctic Forum, which was previously scheduled for 11–13 April, will be discussed during upcoming events as part of Russia’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021–2023 based on a decision by the Forum’s Organizing Committee.

9 March 2022

Antarctica EnduranceOver the years, numerous expeditions have been made to try to find the wreck of the three-masted barquentine Endurance since it sank in 1915 without success, until now. Today, 9 March 2022, it was announced by the expedition Endurance22 that the wreck of Endurance had been found off the coast of Antarctica at 3,008 meters (9,869ft) depth.

3 March 2022

Arctic Council Russias ChairsmanshipCanada, the Kingdom of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States condemn Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and note the grave impediments to international cooperation, including in the Arctic, that Russia’s actions have caused.

1 March 2022

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: Impacts, Adaption and Vulnerability - Summary for Policymakers

The press release for the release of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

1 March 2022

Bitcoin Environmental impact

Few statistics on the environmental impact of Bitcoin mining

  • Bitcoin uses more renewable energy than most countries
  • Bitcoin mining is currently estimated to account for about 0.5% of global electricity consumption
  • Now Bitcoin has a carbon footprint equivalent to Greece
  • Only seven mining companies own almost 80% of all computer power on the network
  • Bitcoin mining currently uses 66 times more electricity than in 2015
  • In 2009 the cost of mining took a few second’s worth of household electricity, in 2021 the cost was worth 9 years of household electricity
  • A single Bitcoin transaction results in the same carbon footprint as a traveler flying from New York to Amsterdam.

22 February 2022

International Conference - The Arctic: Developments from the Perspective of the Humanities Concludes in Moscow

The international conference ‘The Arctic: Developments from the Perspective of the Humanities’ took place on 15–16 February as part of the main events of the Russia’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council. The conference was organized and managed by the Roscongress Foundation

21 February 2022

ICRA new international competence-building program for indigenous reindeer herding youth at the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR) in Norway is now supported with ca USD 2 million from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Bank/ Global Environmental Facility (GEF).

18 February 2022

High North Dialogue 2022

High North Dialogue is an annual conference bringing together major stakeholders concerned with Arctic development. The purpose of the event is to encourage and facilitate dialogue between stakeholders to promote sustainable development in the Arctic, as well as information sharing and discussion of best practices.

16 February 2022

Arctic Frontiers 2022 Pathways

The Arctic Frontiers 2022 PATHWAYS Conference will be held 8-11 May. All travel restrictions upon entry to Norway are now the same as they were prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Digital participation is available.

11 February 2022

NorthernForum Foundation

The Northern Forum Organisation has established a formal association, the Northern Forum Foundation.