Governance and Policies

Education material in slideshow format with information text about governance and policies in the Arctic.

8 March 2024

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) - World map

NATO was created by 12 countries from Europe and North America on 4th April 1949.

26 February 2024

North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) - World map

The North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) functions as the Regional Fisheries Management Organization (RFMO) overseeing the North East Atlantic which stands as one of the globe's richest fishing grounds.

22 February 2024

Nordic Countries - flags, territories & capitals

The Nordic countries, also known as the Nordic region, consists of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden as well as the territories Faroes Islands, Greenland, Åland Islands, Svalbard and Jan Mayen.

24 January 2024

Arctic Council

The first purely Arctic oriented meeting of the eight Arctic countries - Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Russia and the U.S. - took place in Rovaniemi, Finland in September 1989. The topic of the meeting was the fragile Arctic environment and a potential for joint effort in tackling the very delicate but urgent issue.

25 January 2024

Diomede Islands, satellite photo

Nestled in the Bering Strait between Alaska, United States, and Chukotka, Russia, lie two remote islands that not only mark the divide between two nations but also straddle the enigmatic International Date Line.

25 January 2024

Barents Euro-Arctic  Council (BEAC) World Map

The Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) was established at Norway's initiative by the Kirkenes Declaration in 1993.

25 January 2024

Exclusive Economic Zones of the Arctic - World Map

The Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) of the Arctic refer to the maritime zone that extend 200 nautical miles out from the coastal baseline of the Arctic nations.

25 January 2024

Arctic Yearbook introduction

The Arctic Yearbook is an international and peer-reviewed volume which focuses on issues of regional governance, development, environmental politics, circumpolar relations, geopolitics and security, all broadly defined. It is an open access, online publication.

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