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4 May 2023

Arctic Council chairs

Professor Paul Arthur Berkman wrote an article expressing his opinions regarding the handover of the chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Russia to Norway. The article was published in the High North News on 4 May 2023.

2 May 2023

High North Dialogue 2022

The video recordings from the conference are now online. Re-experience your favourite moments of High North Dialogue 2023 – Spaces of Opportunities.

2 May 2023

Arctic Twilight Pastels

The University of Greenland (Ilisimatusarfik) is hosting an exhibition of pastel paintings by Jean Malaurie from 2 May to 30 June 2023.

25 April 2023

White Wiphala Paper on Indigenous Peoples food systems

The White/Wiphala Paper on Indigenous Peoples' food systems, published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, was key for the recognition of the game-changer nature of Indigenous Peoples´ food and knowledge systems on sustainability and resilience by the Scientific Committee of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS).

24 April 2023

Arctic Council

Norway is scheduled to take over the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Russia in a ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council on May 10-11.

21 April 2023

Whale Watching Handbook website

The whale-watching industry, regulators, policymakers and the general public can all benefit from the Whale Watching Handbook, a website dedicated to sustainable and educational whale watching.  The website offers free, independent and comprehensive advice, and is divided into sections for different groups of users.

19 April 2023

Map of Iceland

Almost 14 percent of elementary school students in Iceland have a language other than Icelandic as their mother tongue.

18 April 2023

U.S. navy nuclear ballistic submarine

The Icelandic government has authorized the US military to allow nuclear-powered submarines to make a short stop off the coast of Iceland to receive supplies and replace crew. The Icelandic Radiation Safety Authority does not see this as a particular concern.

17 April 2023

Exper to Expert, Circumpolar scientific people to people cooperation in the Arctic

A highly important event - Arctic expert-to-expert cooperation for the future - will be held as part of the Nord University High North Dialogue 2023.

17 April 2023

Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaption 2023 - Reykjavík, Iceland

The 6th Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaptation, NOCCA23’ will be held in Iceland, Reykjavík Grand Hotel on the 17th-19th of April 2023, the same year that Iceland will hold the Presidency at the Nordic Council of Ministers.

14 April 2023

4th Arctic Science Ministerial

In the Arctic Science Ministerial Meeting, ASM4, held today April 14th in Sankt Petersburg, the Russian Chairmanship to the Arctic Council introduced the Ministerial report.

13 April 2023

chef Alfred Larsen at the Boaššu/NOMAD Indigenous FoodLab

On April 12, chefs of the Boaššu/NOMAD Indigenous FoodLab presented food for the participants of the Regional Nordic Forum which took place in Kautokeino on April 12 and 13, 2023. ICR Director Anders Oskal welcomed participants of the Forum and shared information about Boaššu/NOMAD Indigenous FoodLab and its plans. Chefs Alfred Larsen and Alena Gerasimova prepared reindeer dishes such as smoked meat, liver, heart, kidneys, reindeer pancakes etc.

11 April 2023

Advances in Polar Sciences vol 34 no 1

The peer-reviewed journal Advances in Polar Science (APS) published Issue 34(1) in March 2023.  The latest issue covers six articles, the titles and highlights of which are presented below. All the latest and previous papers are available online and can be downloaded freely, thanks to generous funding from the Polar Research Institute of China. All the Advances in Polar Science volumes are also being uploaded to the Arctic Portal library as well as the publication library on the China-Nordic Research Centre website at  for the benefit of our valuable readers, courtesy of the Arctic Portal team,  and can also be searched, viewed and downloaded from either site. See more details on the journal and its published articles via APS website: or at and/or

4 April 2023

4th Arctic Science Ministerial

In accordance with the plan to implement the program of Russia's Chairmanship in the Arctic Council the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education will be holding a Fourth Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM4) in St. Petersburg on 14-15 April 2023.

31 March 2023

International Traditional Reindeer Herding Championship

The first ever International Traditional reindeer herding championship was held in Neryungri and Iengra, Sakha, in March 2023 with reindeer herding participants from all over Russia as well as from Mongolia, China and Greenland.