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30 October 2023

Interactive Atlas of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East: Languages and Cultures

Tucked away in the vast expanses of the Russian North, Siberia, and the Far East lies a rich tapestry of cultures, languages, and traditions.

27 October 2023

Arctic Yearbook Foundation signed

In a quest to financially secure the sustainability of the ambitious undertaking of publishing the Arctic Yearbook key partners have agreed to establish Arctic Yearbook Foundation. The foundation is being registered according to Icelandic Act no. 119/2019 on not-for-profit organizations operating across borders.

27 October 2023

3.8.1 SeaRoutes SeaIce2022 EEZ ProjRussia LResRussian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, the designated infrastructure operator of the Northern Sea Route, has established a joint venture with Dubai’s DP World, one of the world's top port operators, to develop container shipping through the Arctic.

26 October 2023

ISAP 2023 Participants - Meeting Room

The International Symposium on Auroral Physics (ISAP), was very successfully held at the China Iceland Arctic Observatory (CIAO) at Karhóll in northern Iceland from 2-6 October 2023.

25 October 2023

Womens on Strike - gathering in Reykjavík

On October 24, 2023, women and transgender individuals all over Iceland participated in a full 24-hour work stoppage, drawing attention to gender pay disparity and combating gender-based violence.

In a monumental gathering at Arnarhóll, the heart of Reykjavík, and across the country, thousands of individuals united to participate in a historic moment for Iceland. In Reykjavík alone, the police estimated around 100 thousand participants. This is an amazing turn-out in a country that only inhabits about 400.000 individuals.

24 October 2023

India Finland flags combined

Article by Ekaterina Serova published on the webpage International Centre for Peace Studies.

In 2024, Finland and India will celebrate the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations. So far, Finland has launched the first comprehensive DESI-strategy1 on cooperation with India, which emphasizes Finnish intention to continue further strengthening bilateral ties in ICT industry, education, circular economy, and in the field of sustainable development.

19 October 2023

The Fountain - The Mother Earth Delegation of United Original Nations

THE MAMOS CALL TO THE ARCTIC - Harpa Concert Hall Arctic Circle Assembly TODAY October 19, 17:30 GMT, 7:30 PM CET, 10:30 AM Pacific

“The snowy peaks of the North have invited us to come to do the Pagamentos and help unify the spiritual connection”.

18 October 2023

The Registry of Polar Observing Networks - RoPON

The Registry of Polar Observing Networks (RoPON) is now available online at

RoPON is a catalogue of systems and related organisations that coordinate or track observing activities & infrastructure at high latitudes. It includes discovery-level details such as network description, observational scope, spatial extent, and data or metadata access, along with links for more information.

17 October 2023

NSDFOn behalf of the Government of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), we inform you that in accordance with the decision of its organizers, the Northern Sustainable Development Forum, previously scheduled for November 7-10, 2023 in Yakutsk, was postponed to the second half of the year 2024.

13 October 2023

Arctic Council members and observers 2022SMALL

In the realm of Arctic climate science, a chilling predicament is unfolding as a result of geopolitical tensions. The frosty relations between Russia and the Western world are having profound consequences, both politically and scientifically. It is imperative to safeguard climate, environmental and social science, not least the expert-to-expert relations that have been building for the last decades and the valuable knowledge and data from the grip of this turbulent geopolitical struggle.

12 October 2023

TheFountainThe Fountain is hosting an Arctic Youth Gathering today, October 12th, as a pre-event for the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik October 19-21. The event is live-streamed for free and open viewing. Join through the links below at 8 PM CET/ 11 AM Pacific/ 6 PM GMT / 4 PM GMT-2.

11 October 2023

ArcticCircle 2023The 2023 Arctic Circle Assembly is set to be an exceptional and impactful event, bringing together a vast array of expertise and perspectives to address the critical issues facing the Arctic region. Over the course of three days, from October 19th to 21st, the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavík, Iceland, will serve as the dynamic backdrop for this gathering, which is expected to be one of or possibly the most significant Arctic-focused conferences of the year. The final program is now out!

10 October 2023

Polar Data Forum VThe fifth Polar Data Forum (PDF V) is scheduled to take place from 30 October to 3 November 2023, at the Aurora Innovation Centre in Cambridge, UK. The deadline for registration is 11 October.

5 October 2023

8.7.1 NEAFC EEZ LRes

The alarming reality of overfishing is driven by the ever-increasing global demand for fish, which has more than doubled since the 1980s. With over 3 billion people relying on fish as their primary source of protein and a world population that has quadrupled since the 1960s, our oceans face immense pressure. Approximately 30 percent of commercially fished waters are now classified as 'overfished.'

2 October 2023

Creation of a virtual museum of traditional culture of indigenous minorities

In the period from September 11 to 28, an expedition was held on the territory of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) as part of the project "Creation of a virtual museum of traditional culture of indigenous minorities of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the Russian Federation," carried out on the state task of the Ministry of Education.

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