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8 February 2021

Lassi Heininen

In a recently published article in the Arctic Circle Journal, THE GLOBAL-ARCTIC MISSION COUNCIL, Lassi Heininen, Professor Emeritus, Editor of the Arctic Yearbook, Chair, Arctic Circle Mission Council on the GlobalArctic writes on the ‘Global Arctic’, a research approach initiated by the GlobalArctic Project in 2014, one of the perspectives and discourses on the Arctic.

4 February 2021

Vatnajökull National Park

Tripadvisor just announced their selection of the Best of the Best -Travellers´ Choice 2021. This time around Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland was nominated the second best National Park in Europe, following the Yorkshire Dales National Park, UK.

3 February 2021

Arctic Shipping in a Global context

Main issues pertaining to international cooperation in the Far East and the Arctic between Russia and Japan were discussed by Alexei Chekunkov, head of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Economic Development, and Toyohisha Kojuki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Russia.

1 February 2021

Demography of the Arctic Inuit languages

On 27 January 2021 Microsoft announced that they added Inuktitut text translation to their Translator app, Office and Translator for Bing.

29 January 2021

Northern Sea Route by the coast of Russia

Following his first article in the Arctic Circle Journal on Russia's New Arctic Strategy, Ambassador Anton Vasiliev now describes Russia's strategy on the Northern Sea Route.

28 January 2021

Mark Green President Director CEO Wilson Center

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue, announced Ambassador Mark Green will take the helm as President, Director and CEO.

28 January 2021

Arctic Frontiers 2021

Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Lövfen, Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide of Norway, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland Guðlaugur Þór Þórdarson, United State Senator from Alaska Lisa Murkowski, investor Scott Minerd and ministers from several other countries as well as eminent scientists, indigenous leaders, think tanks, experts in health, ocean, business and more will share their knowledge and insights at the digital conference.

26 January 2021

Arctic Circle Journal

The JOURNAL is a new Arctic Circle platform. It publishes statements, notes, memorandums, essays, short reports and other texts of relevance to the Arctic and our interconnected world. The purpose is to provide insights, understanding and new information.

20 January 2021


As our users may have already experienced the Arctic Portal highly comprehensive and popular Inter-Map Interactive mapping system is blocked from user access since Adobe no longer supports Flash Player after December 31, 2020 (Adobe Flash Player reached the end of life ) and then blocked Flash content completely from running in Flash Player beginning January 12, 2021.

7 January 2021

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Map Arctic Portal

According to the news provider the Guardian in an article written by Emily Holden the Trump administration´s last minute attempt to auction off part of a long-protected Arctic refuge to oil drillers brought almost zero interest from oil companies.

29 December 2020

RV Xuelong on the third CHINARE cruise (Arctic Ocean)

The journal Advances in Polar Science (APS) is now open for article submissions for the upcoming special issue “Sino-Finnish Cooperation on Cryosphere and Climatology in Polar and Sub-polar Regions” to be published in December 2021. Contributions are sincerely invited!

16 December 2020

Office of Indigenous languages in CanadaThe Indigenous Languages Act of Canada establishes the Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages which is composed of a full-time Commissioner, and up to three full-time Directors who represent the interests of First Nations, the Inuit and the Métis. Detailed information on the role of the office and job descriptions can be found on the Governmental site of Canada, the applications for the jobs are open until 11 January 2021 when they will be reviewed.