Interview with René Söderman, Senior Arctic Official for Finland

With the advent of the Finnish Chairmanship in May of 2017, René Söderman assumed the role of Senior Arctic Official for Finland, while Aleksi Härkönen took on the role of SAO Chair. In this interview, get to know René Söderman's background and...

Continue reading

Interview with Björn Lyrvall, Senior Arctic Official for Sweden

The Arctic Council recently welcomed Ambassador Björn Lyrvall as the new Senior Arctic Official for Sweden. In this interview, get to know Ambassador Lyrvall's background and what he sees as the prospects and challenges for the Arctic Council in...

Continue reading

Call for content: Arctic Biodiversity Congress 2018

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity Working Group of the Arctic Council, is seeking individuals and organizations to provide abstracts, organize sessions and submit posters that will encourage a dialogue on Arctic...

Continue reading

Arctic Council Tweets

Arctic Council Arctic marine species and ecosystems are undergoing pressure from cumulative changes in their environment… https://t.co/0fxTj2B15B
About 12 hours ago
Arctic Council The diverse regions and peoples of the Arctic are bound together by a common desire to protect the environment, s… https://t.co/yAlhD2ePMT
About 17 hours ago
Arctic Council "Improved connectivity in the Arctic supports better access to education, healthcare, and commerce, as well as e… https://t.co/foeOC7gI0t
January 16, 2018

SAO Chair Tweets

Aleksi Härkönen RT @Rene_Soderman: .@saochair Härkönen: Understanding climate change top concern in Arctic @ArcticCouncil @ArcticFinlandia FIArctic https…
November 28, 2017
Aleksi Härkönen Happy to see the @ArcticCouncil Task Force on Improved Connectivity getting a good start! @MarjukkaVihavai @lvmfi https://t.co/33sWOlNOe6
November 21, 2017
Aleksi Härkönen RT @yministerio: What is blackcarbon and how does it intensify the climatechange in the Arctic? How can we curb the emissions? Check out…
November 9, 2017

SAO-Oulu-2017-12
SAO-Oulu-2017-11
SAO-Oulu-2017-10
SAO-Oulu-2017-9
SAO-Oulu-2017-8
SAO-Oulu-2017-7
SAO-Oulu-2017-6
SAO-Oulu-2017-5
  • SAO-Oulu-2017-12
  • SAO-Oulu-2017-11
  • SAO-Oulu-2017-10
  • SAO-Oulu-2017-9
  • SAO-Oulu-2017-8
  • SAO-Oulu-2017-7
  • SAO-Oulu-2017-6
  • SAO-Oulu-2017-5
  • SAO-Oulu-2017-4
  • SAO-Oulu-2017-3
  • SAO-Oulu-2017-2
  • SAO-Oulu-2017-1
  • SAOX_Helsinki_2017-18
  • SAOX_Helsinki_2017-17
  • SAOX_Helsinki_2017-16
  • SAOX_Helsinki_2017-15
  • SAOX_Helsinki_2017-14
  • SAOX_Helsinki_2017-13
  • SAOX_Helsinki_2017-12
  • SAOX_Helsinki_2017-11
  • SAOX_Helsinki_2017-10
  • SAOX_Helsinki_2017-9
  • SAOX_Helsinki_2017-8
  • SAOX_Helsinki_2017-7
  • SAOX_Helsinki_2017-6
  • SAOX_Helsinki_2017-5
  • SAOX_Helsinki_2017-4
  • SAOX_Helsinki_2017-3
  • SAOX_Helsinki_2017-2
  • SAOX_Helsinki_2017-1
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-88
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-87
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-22
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-23
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-24
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-33
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-37
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-36
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-39
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-38
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-30
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-29
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-28
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-27
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-35
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-40
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-34
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-32
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-31
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-84
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-83
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-82
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-81
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-80
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-79
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-78
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-77
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-76
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-75
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-74
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-73
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-72
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-71
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-70
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-69
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-68
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-67
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-66
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-65
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-64
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-63
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-62
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-61
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-60
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-85
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-86
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-52
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-51
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-50
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-49
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-48
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-47
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-46
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-45
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-59
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-58
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-57
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-56
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-55
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-54
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-44
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-43
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-42
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-41
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-26
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-25
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-53
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-21
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-20
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-19
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-18
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-17
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-16
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-15
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-14
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-13
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-12
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-11
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-9
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-10
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-8
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-7
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-6
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-5
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-4
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-3
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-2
  • Fairbanks-Ministerial-17-1
  • Arctic Council Diagram
  • SAO_Juneau-17-Finnish-Team
  • SAO_Juneau-17-Balton-Press-Conf
  • SAO-Juneau-17-Mendenhall-3
  • SAO-Juneau-17-Mendenhall-2
  • SAO-Juneau-17-Ice-Cave-2
  • SAO-Juneau-17-Ice-Cave
  • AF-17-19
  • AF-17-18
  • AF-17-17
  • AF-17-16
  • AF-17-15
  • AF-17-14
  • SAO-Juneau-17-Observers-HoD
  • SAO-Juneau-17-PP-HoD
  • SAO-Juneau-17-SDWG-Lunch-Event-2
  • SAO-Juneau-17-SDWG-Lunch-Event
  • SAO-Juneau-17-Plenary-Overview
  • SAO-Juneau-17-WG-Group
  • SAO-Juneau-17-NOAA-3
  • SAO-Juneau-17-NOAA-2
  • SAO-Juneau-17-NOAA-1
  • SAO-Juneau-17-NOAA-4
  • SAO-Juneau-17-Mendenhall-Glacier
  • SAO-Juneau-17-Centennial-Hall
  • AF-17-13
  • AF-17-12
  • AF-17-11
  • AF-17-10
  • AF-17-9
  • AF-17-8
  • AF-17-7
  • AF-17-6
  • AF-17-5
  • AF-17-4
  • AF-17-3
  • AF-17-2
  • AF-17-1
  • SAO-Portland-16_Schooner_Bowdon_Visitors
  • SAO-Portland-16_Schooner_Bowdon
  • SAO-Portland-16_Schooner_Bowdon_Crew
  • SAO-Portland-16_AAC
  • SAO-Portland-16_Kingdom_of_Denmark
  • SAO-Portland-16_SAOs_Finland_Iceland
  • SAO-Portland-16_Portland_AC_Banners
  • SAO-Portland-16_Secretary_Kerry_Welcome2
  • SAO-Portland-16_Secretary_Kerry_Welcome
  • SAO-Portland-16_Group_Photo
  • SAO-Portland-16_Portland_Head_Light
  • SAO-Portland-16_Observer_Session
  • CAFF Svalbard Group Photo
  • Barrow17
  • Barrow16
  • Barrow15
  • Barrow14
  • Barrow13
  • Barrow12
  • Barrow11
  • Barrow10
  • Barrow9
  • Barrow8
  • Barrow7
  • Barrow6
  • Barrow5
  • Barrow4
  • Barrow3
  • Barrow2
  • Barrow1
  • Fairbanks SAO - Chair's Table
  • Fairbanks SAO - Halldor Thorgeirsson and Magnus Johannesson
  • Fairbanks SAO - Chair's Table
  • Fairbanks SAO - Permanent Participants Group Photo
  • Fairbanks SAO - Kingdom of Denmark Group Photo
  • Fairbanks SAO - Observer Delegates
  • Fairbanks SAO - Kingdom of Denmark
  • Fairbanks SAO - Working Groups
  • Fairbanks SAO - Finland
  • Fairbanks SAO - United States of America
  • Fairbanks SAO - Saami Council
  • Fairbanks SAO - Meeting Table
  • Fairbanks SAO - Iceland
  • Fairbanks SAO - Canada
  • SAO Fairbanks - Dinner at Auto Museum 5
  • Fairbanks SAO - Dinner at Auto Museum
  • Fairbanks SAO - Dinner at Auto Museum 2
  • Fairbanks SAO - Dinner at Auto Museum 4
  • Fairbanks SAO - Dinner at Auto Museum 6
  • Fairbanks SAO - Dinner at Auto Museum 7
  • Fairbanks SAO - Dinner at Auto Museum 8
  • Fairbanks SAO - Dinner at Auto Museum 9
  • Fairbanks SAO - Dinner at Auto Museum 10
  • Fairbanks SAO - Dinner at Auto Museum 11
  • Fairbanks SAO - Dinner at Auto Museum 3
  • Fairbanks SAO - Meeting Room
  • Fairbanks SAO - IPS Board Meeting
  • Fairbanks SAO - UAF Snowy Polar Bear
  • Fairbanks SAO - Arctic Council 20 Years 1996-2016
  • Fairbanks SAO - Admiral Robert J. Papp
  • Fairbanks SAO - Elder Poldine Carlo GCI
  • Fairbanks SAO - University of Alaska President James R Johnsen
  • CAFF Meeting Kirkenes 2-4 February 2016
  • Arctic Council Secretariat Group Photo 2014
  • Arctic Council Secretariat Staff Group Photo 2015
  • Nome - Church
  • Nome - Statues
  • Nome - Presentation
  • Nome - Street View
  • Nome - Harbor
  • Nome - Muskox
  • Nome - Landscape
  • Nome - Sled Dogs 2
  • Nome - Sled Dogs
  • Nome - Group Photo
  • Nome - Welcome Sign
  • Nome - Houses on Shore
  • Nome - Iditarod Sign
  • Nome - Wind Turbines
  • Working Group Family Photo
  • EPPR Chair (right) and Executive Secretary (left)
  • _8HR1524.jpg
  • _8HR1528.jpg
  • _8HR1529.jpg
  • ICC delegation
  • Norwegian delegation
  • _8HR1543.jpg
  • Icelandic delegation
  • _8HR1607.jpg
  • _8HR1609.jpg
  • _8HR1611.jpg
  • Swedish delegation
  • SAO Russia
  • RAIPON (right) and ICC (left) delegations
  • _8HR1625.jpg
  • AIA (left) and AAC (right) delegations
  • Saami Council delegation
  • GCI (right) and AAC (left) delegations
  • Canada Delegation
  • AIA Group Photo
  • Barrow1
  • _8HR1572.jpg
  • _8HR1563.jpg
  • Arctic Council Flags
  • SAO Chair David Balton and ACS Director
  • Plenary Meeting Room
  • Traditional Welcome by Elder Eliza Jones
  • UAA Debate Team II
  • UAA Debate Team
  • Arctic Youth Forum
  • SAO Chair David Balton
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center
  • Observer Special Session
  • Observer Special Session II
  • Observer Special Session III
  • Anchorage View II
  • Anchorage View
  • Murals of Anchorage VI
  • Anchorage House
  • Anchorage Train
  • Murals of Anchorage
  • Art in Anchorage
  • Art in Anchorage II
  • Anchorage Museum
  • Murals of Anchorage II
  • Murals of Anchorage III
  • Murals of Anchorage IV
  • Streets of Anchorage II
  • Arctic Trading Post Anchorage
  • Murals of Anchorage V
  • Bear Tracks
  • Resolution Park
  • Streets of Anchorage
  • EPPR Working Group Chair Amy Merten
  • EPPR Deep Dive
  • Nils Andreassen Institute of the North Executive Director
  • AIA Executive Director James
  • US SAO Julie Gourley
  • Update on US Chairmanship Program
  • SDWG Chena 2015 - Landscape
  • SDWG Chena 2015 - Welcome Sign
  • SDWG Chena 2015 - Observer Delegates
  • SDWG Chena 2015 - Meeting Table 2
  • SDWG Chena 2015 - Northern Lights in Ice
  • SDWG Chena 2015 - Ice Museum
  • SDWG Chena 2015 - Inside Greenhouses
  • SDWG Chena 2015 - Alaska Grown
  • SDWG Chena 2015 - Hot Springs
  • SDWG Chena 2015 - Hot Springs Power Plant
  • SDWG Chena 2015 - Meeting Table
  • SDWG Chena 2015 - Greenhouses
  • _8HR5042.jpg
  • IMG_0920
  • IMG_0918
  • IMG_0916
  • IMG_0882
  • IMG_0868
  • IMG_0867
  • IMG_0864
  • IMG_0859
  • IMG_0853
  • IMG_0851
  • IMG_0827
  • IMG_0804
  • IMG_0803
  • IMG_0801
  • IMG_0790
  • IMG_0789
  • IMG_0785
  • IMG_0771
  • IMG_0756
  • IMG_0755
  • 7. Arteeva
  • 6. Salindekr
  • 5. Tibichi
  • 4. Adalsteinsdottir
  • 3. Gudnadottir
  • 2. Berndsen
  • 1. Keto-Leblanc
  • 20. Scheele
  • 19. Andersent
  • 18. Ahrén
  • 17. Jogvansdottir
  • 16. Kvist
  • 15. Jensen
  • 14. Gergilevich
  • 13. Martos
  • 12. Hoang
  • 11. Lindell
  • 10. Tretnes
  • 9. Kuoljok
  • 8. Tornensis
  • DPD_9115
  • DPD_9141
  • DSC_1666
  • DSC_1166
  • DSC_1203
  • DSC_1236
  • DSC_1557
  • DSC_1549
  • DSC_1547
  • DSC_1397
  • DSC_1393
  • DSC_1389
  • DSC_1378
  • DSC_1364
  • DSC_1360
  • DSC_1354
  • DSC_1353
  • DSC_1350
  • DSC_1349
  • DSC_1343
  • DSC_1339
  • DSC_1332
  • DSC_1326
  • DSC_1322
  • DSC_1316
  • DSC_1312
  • DSC_1304
  • DSC_1290
  • DSC_1284
  • DSC_1278
  • DSC_1272
  • DSC_0057
  • DSC_0056
  • DSC_0052
  • DSC_0050
  • DSC_0044
  • DSC_0033-3
  • DSC_0029-3
  • DSC_0019-3
  • Whitehorse_2013-2
  • Whitehorse_2013-1
  • Timo_S_FB
  • Whitehorse-43
  • Whitehorse-44
  • Whitehorse-45
  • Whitehorse-47
  • Whitehorse-46
  • Whitehorse-48
  • Whitehorse-49
  • Whitehorse-51
  • Whitehorse-50
  • Whitehorse-31
  • Whitehorse-32
  • Whitehorse-39
  • Whitehorse-34
  • Whitehorse-33
  • Whitehorse-20
  • Whitehorse-21
  • Whitehorse-22
  • Whitehorse-23
  • Whitehorse-24
  • Whitehorse-25
  • Whitehorse-19
  • Whitehorse-18
  • Whitehorse-14
  • Whitehorse-15
  • Whitehorse-16
  • Whitehorse-15
  • Whitehorse-13
  • Whitehorse-12
  • Whitehorse-11
  • Whitehorse-10
  • Whitehorse-9
  • Whitehorse-8
  • Whitehorse-7
  • Whitehorse-6
  • Whitehorse-5
  • Whitehorse-2
  • Whitehorse
  • Whitehorse-3
  • AF_2015-18
  • AF_2015-17
  • AF_2015-11
  • AF_2015-12
  • AF_2015-10
  • AF_2015-9
  • AF_2015-8
  • AF_2015-7
  • AF_2015-6
  • AF_2015-5
  • AF_2015-4
  • AF_2015-2
  • AF_2015-13
  • AF_2015-14
  • AF_2015-16
  • AF_2015-15
  • AF_2015-1
  • yellowknife_oct_2014-21
  • yellowknife_oct_2014-20
  • yellowknife_oct_2014-19
  • yellowknife_oct_2014-18
  • yellowknife_oct_2014-17
  • yellowknife_oct_2014-14
  • yellowknife_oct_2014-12
  • yellowknife_oct_2014-11
  • yellowknife_oct_2014-10
  • yellowknife_oct_2014-8
  • yellowknife_oct_2014-27
  • yellowknife_oct_2014-26
  • yellowknife_oct_2014-25
  • yellowknife_oct_2014-24
  • yellowknife_oct_2014-23
  • yellowknife_oct_2014-22
  • ACS_7013 (Large)
  • ACS_7070 (Large)
  • ACS_7112 (Large)
  • ACS_7081 (Large)
  • ACS_6703 (Large)
  • ACS_6700 (Large)
  • ACS_6712 (Large)
  • ACS_6744 (Large)
  • ACS_6838 (Large)
  • ACS_6853 (Large)
  • ACS_6902 (Large)
  • SAO_Yellowknife-3
  • SAO_Yellowknife-2
  • SAO_Yellowknife-1
  • Snow_Castle-18
  • Snow_Castle-17
  • Snow_Castle-16
  • Snow_Castle-15
  • Snow_Castle-13
  • Snow_Castle-12
  • Snow_Castle-11
  • Snow_Castle-10
  • Snow_Castle-9
  • Snow_Castle-8
  • Snow_Castle-7
  • Snow_Castle-6
  • Snow_Castle-5
  • Snow_Castle-4
  • Snow_Castle-3
  • Snow_Castle-2
  • Snow_Castle-1
  • Snow_Castle-25
  • Snow_Castle-24
  • Snow_Castle-23
  • Snow_Castle-22
  • Snow_Castle-21
  • Snow_Castle-20
  • Snow_Castle-19
  • sao_plenary-6
  • Arctic Council Flickr

    Sign up for news