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27 July 2020

Wilson Center 50

The Wilson Center's Polar Institute will host its second edition of the Polar Week, from July 27 to 31, 2020, to explore, analyze, discuss, and inform many of these important issues and dynamics.

23 July 2020


Reminder - Call for applications: NEFU Online Arctic Summer School 2020 from July 27 - August 7, 2020
Arctic Summer School 2020 is organized by North-Eastern Federal University. The school is co-organized with the Northern Forum and will be held online from July 27 – August 7, 2020.

17 July 2020

3rd ArcticScienceMinisterial

The 3rd international meeting of the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation on Arctic research co-operation, organized in co-operation between Iceland and Japan, has been postponed due to the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic. The meeting was to be held in Tokyo, Japan on 20-21 November 2020 but will instead take place on 8-9 May 2021.

3 July 2020


According to the newsprovider ArcticToday a group of Sámi reindeer herders intend to seek legal action against the owners of what is to be that country’s largest wind farm for violating their rights by hindering reindeer migration between winter and summer feeding grounds.

2 July 2020

EU PolarNet

The project EU-PolarNet came to its end in June 2020 and published its last newsletter.

23 June 2020

Northern Forum online meeting

On June 22, 2020, a meeting of the Committee of Regional Coordinators of the Northern Forum International Organization of Northern Regions was held.

22 June 2020

Arctic Sailing Routes

The head of the Rosatom State Corporation, Alexei Likhachev, reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin that in 2019, the volume of traffic along the Northern Sea Route amounted to 5.5 million tons, and in 2020 it could exceed 30 million tons.

12 June 2020

russia welcome 2

Today, on June 12, is the National Day of Russia or as locally called Den Rossii (Russia Day) an occasion for many Russians to demonstrate national pride. On this day in 1990, Russia became an independent nation following the official adoption of the Declaration of Sovereignty of the Russian Federation, which was then followed by the establishment of the national anthem and flag.

12 June 2020

Mapping the Icelandic seabead

The Icelandic Marine & Freshwater Research Institute (MFRI) is working on a twelve year project aimed at mapping the seabed around Iceland. The project started in the year 2017.

7 May 2020

Arctic Science Summit Week 2020

The report Moving a Conference from Iceland to Zoom gathers best practices and lessons learned from moving and hosting the Arctic Science Summit Week 2020 (ASSW2020) online.

30 April 2020


NOAA EarthData webinar will be held on 6 May 2020, 6-7 pm UTC on Accessing and Analyzing Snow Data at the NSIDC DACC (The NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center) with Amy Steiker and Walt Meier.