News & Press Releases
18 July 2023
15 new floating nuclear power plants may appear along the Northern Sea Route in Russia in the next few years as Rosatom sees such a volume of potential demand from development in the region. This was stated at the session "Northern Sea Route: New Challenges" during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum by the head of the state corporation Alexei Likhachev.
17 July 2023
Cruise ships are bringing new numbers of happy passengers to the North, contributing to the local economy, notably in Iceland and Norway. They are also regrettably bringing alarming pollution as highlighted in the June report by the European environmental organization Transport & Environment. Iceland and Norway now rank among the top ten European countries with the highest pollution levels from cruise ships! Arctic Portal has previously pointed towards this growing, unpleasant problem.
17 July 2023
The Arctic Shipping Summit will take place on 29th & 30th of Nov 2023 in Montreal, Canada.
The 17th edition of the summit which will once again bring together leading executives and experts from across the entire value chain including ship-owners, ship-managers & associated solution providers, coastguards and governmental transport authorities, meteorologists, consultants & technology providers for two days of informative presentations, interactive Q&A sessions, panel discussions and networking opportunities.
11 July 2023
On July 12 and 13, the Wilson Center, in partnership with the University of Alaska, Department of Energy's Arctic Energy Office, and RAND Corporation, is hosting a two-day dialogue about critical minerals in the North American Arctic.
7 July 2023
The International Mohn Prize for Outstanding Research Related to the Arctic (Mohn Prize) welcomes nominations for 2024.
The Mohn Prize is a collaborative effort of UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Academia Borealis – The Academy of Sciences and Letters of Northern Norway, and Tromsø Research Foundation. It aims to set central issues for the further development of the Arctic on the national and international agenda by rewarding outstanding scientific performances. The prize is 2 million NOK (approximately 180 000 Euros).
5 July 2023
The 15th International Green Energy Conference (IGEC-XV) will be held in-person & online at the University of Glasgow, UK, on July 10-13, 2023.
4 July 2023
The Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland and ICIMOD are jointly organising the first Inter-Polar Conference in collaboration with the UArctic Chairs in Arctic Legal Research and Education, and the Law Thematic Network.
3 July 2023
Recently, construction has commenced on an upgraded carbon capture plant at Hellisheiðarvirkjun in Iceland, known as Silverstone (Steingerður in Icelandic).
21 June 2023
Article by Fanney Ingvadóttir: To continue from the previous article on the Hidden People of Iceland we move to the Botanical Garden of Akureyri, Iceland. According to an advocate for nature, Bryndís Fjóla Pétursdóttir the Garden teems with an array of hidden creatures.
19 June 2023
Article by Fanney Ingvadóttir: The Hidden People, also known as Huldufólk or Elves, and Dwarves are mythical beings deeply ingrained in Icelandic folklore and beliefs. They are believed to be supernatural entities that coexist with humans in a parallel, invisible world.
16 June 2023
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