News & Press Releases

Arctic Portal News Portlet

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.

11 January 2024

Volcanoes with recent seismic events, land uplift or increased thermal activity 2024 Iceland

A construction worker, working on compacting gravel filling in a fissure in the town of Grindavik is missing after the earth collapsed from under him yesterday morning, Wednesday the 10th. The town was evacuated in November 2023 because of volcanic activity. It has been slowly coming back to life not least due to pressure from both economic and social aspects despite imminent hazards.

8 January 2024

Nomadic schools 3More than 20,000 people in Russia lead a nomadic lifestyle today. These are reindeer herders who move behind their herds all seasons of the year, from pasture to pasture, across vast territories of the Arctic and Siberia. Nenets, Dolgans, Evenks, Evens, Chukchi roam with their families and young children. In total, there are 4,676 traditional indigenous families who independently raise 2,203 preschoolers and 4,366 school-age children.

5 January 2024

Arctic Council

The Arctic Council’s Working Group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) issued its fourth Arctic Shipping Status Report – Flag States of Ships in the Arctic: 2022

29 December 2023

ArcticArtandCulture2023 DECThe Arctic State Institute of Culture and Arts, in cooperation with the Northern Forum, proudly presents the newest edition of the Journal Arctic Art & Culture, titled "The Art History Department."

28 December 2023

Global Youth Forum 2023The Results Report of the 2023 Global Youth Forum, themed "Agrifood Systems Transformation Accelerates Climate Action," has been released by the World Food Forum (WFF). The focus of the 2023 forum was on the profound impact of agrifood systems, which span the entire journey of food from farm to table and extend to every facet of our lives, touching every corner of the planet.

27 December 2023

20231204 GP at Twin Tower 2 CNARCThe 8th China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium was held in Guangzhou, China, 3rd-6th December 2023. The theme of the Symposium was "Sustainable Development of the Arctic Oriented: The Role of Sino-Nordic Cooperation" followed by a business roundtable with the theme Green Solutions to Arctic Tourism. The convener of the symposium was the South China Business College, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (SCBC) and the co-conveners were the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC), the secretariat of CNARC, Arctic, and the Arctic Yearbook.

21 December 2023

EEZ explanation ArcticPortal smallerToday, the Department released the geographic coordinates defining the outer limits of the U.S. continental shelf in areas beyond 200 nautical miles from the coast, known as the extended continental shelf (ECS).

21 December 2023

MOU AP Kopri 3 2023Arctic Portal (AP) and Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the Arctic Partnership Week in Busan, Korea, on 11 December 2023.

19 December 2023

Volcanic eruption Sundhnkur Iceland December 2023

On the evening of 18th December 2023, at approximately 10:00 PM, a volcanic eruption started in close proximity to the town of Grindavík, Iceland.

11 December 2023

Arctic Partnership Week 2023 - Busan, South Korea

The 8th Arctic Partnership Week is currently in progress, taking place from December 10 to 12 in the city of Busan, South Korea. This year's theme, "Great Transition: Navigating New Arctic," sets the tone for the event. The primary goal of the Arctic Partnership Week 2023 is to lay the groundwork for collaborative efforts in the Arctic.

Arctic - 2024 © All rights reserved.

When quoting, reusing or copying any material on the or any of its sub-sites including but not limiting to: information, news, articles, data, maps or images, in part or in full, a citation stating the origin and a hyperlink to is required.