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27 May 2022


China wants to build a huge solar and wind park in the Gobi Desert, which is planned to have a total capacity of 450 gigawatts. To put this into perspective: the total capacity of all renewable energy sources in Germany is 132.3 gigawatts. The planned park in the Middle Kingdom would thus even have a higher total output than all wind energy and PV plants in the European Union combined.

26 May 2022

Russian Ship - North Pole

JSC "Admiralty Shipyards" has started factory sea trials of the ice-resistant self-propelled platform "North Pole". The Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation Alexander KOZLOV took part in the formal procedure.

25 May 2022

World Data System

International Data Week 2022 is only four weeks away. If you have not already registered for IDW, please note that the early bird registration deadline is 31 May 2022. Please register for the conference as soon as possible.

24 May 2022


May 24, Davos, Switzerland – With the Arctic warming almost three times faster than the rest of the world, a new interactive tool could help people and businesses take informed action on global risks.

20 May 2022

Climate indicators

A new, ambitious five-point plan to jump-start the transition to renewable energy – the “low-hanging fruit” of climate action – was announced by UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the launch of WMO’s State of the Global Climate 2021 report.

19 May 2022

Global Mean Temperature WMO

Geneva, 18 May 2022 (WMO) - Four key climate change indicators – greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification – set new records in 2021.

19 May 2022

Arctic Circle

A discussion on arctic marine conservation cooperation will be held on May 24th, 3 PM GMT by the Arctic Circle and Co-hosted by the WWF Arctic Programme.

18 May 2022

Northern Sustainable Development Forum 2022

Northern Sustainable Development Forum (the Forum) is a permanent international expert platform for discussing the issues and prospects of sustainable development of the Arctic and the North.

18 May 2022

Plastic in the ocean

Ocean bound plastic is plastic waste that is headed toward our oceans. The term “ocean bound plastic” was popularized by Jenna Jambeck, Ph.D., a professor from the University of Georgia. In 2015, she and a team of researchers estimated the amount of plastic waste entering the ocean from land.

12 May 2022

Arctic Basecamp

It's finally time. The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum is taking place May 22 to 26 in Davos, Switzerland, and Arctic Basecamp will be there. This will be their fourth edition camping in front of the majestic Berghotel Schatzalp to press the urgency of the Arctic crisis.

11 May 2022

Advances in Polar Science vol 32 cover

The journal Advances in Polar Science is inviting people to submit manuscripts to their special issue entitled “Observations and simulations of Greenland ice sheet melting”.

10 May 2022

World Data System

World Data System is looking for papers for their session, "AI & Reproducibility, Repeatability, and Replicability" at the upcoming SciDataCon, part of International Data Week in Seoul, Korea and online (20-23 June 2022).