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  • The team of the Scientific Cooperation Task Force

    Task Force on Scientific Cooperation meets in Ottawa

    2016-07-12 12:32:18

    After three years of work, the Arctic Council’s Task Force for Enhancing Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic (SCTF) reached ad referendum agreement on a new “Agreement on Enhancing Arctic Scientific Cooperation."

  • Scientific Cooperation Task Force (SCTF) meets in Reykjavik

    2016-01-20 13:06:49

    The Arctic Council’s Task Force for Enhancing Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic (SCTF) met on 1-2 December 2015 in Reykjavik, Iceland. During the meeting the group continued to work on drafting the legally-binding agreement on scientific cooperation in the Arctic.

  • Scientists working in the Arctic

    Scientific Cooperation Task Force (SCTF) meets in Copenhagen

    2015-09-23 10:27:51

    The Arctic Council’s Task Force for Enhancing Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic (SCTF) held its sixth meeting in Copenhagen on August 19-20, 2015. Fifty delegates attended the meeting, including representatives from all eight Arctic Council Member States, Permanent Participant organizations the Aleut

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  • Group photo from SCTF Oslo meeting 26 February, 2015. (Photo by Thomas Keilman)

    Interviews with SCTF delegates

    2015-03-26 13:03:23

    At the fifth meeting of the SCTF in Oslo, Norway, the ACS interviewed delegates from Finland, Russia and the United States…

  • Image of Tromso, Norway

    Tromsø hosts 4th meeting of Scientific Cooperation Task Force

    2014-11-12 22:21:38

    At the most recent meeting in Tromsø, the Task Force noted the positive and valuable work that has been done towards a possible memorandum of understanding...

  • Image of Reykjavik Harbor

    Scientific Cooperation Task Force held its third meeting in Reykjavik

    2014-07-23 13:46:49

    The Arctic Council’s Task Force for Enhancing Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic (SCTF) held its third meeting in Reykjavik on May 27-28, 2014.  The meeting focused on a draft document related to advancing scientific cooperation in the Arctic. The delegations decided that the task force would continue work on this document at its next meeting in September in Tromsø, Norway.

  • "Sampling Melt Ponds" by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Creative Commons BY

    Interview from the Scientific Cooperation Task Force Meeting

    2014-05-08 18:03:44

    At the second meeting of the Arctic Council’s Task Force for Enhancing Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic, Mr. Evan Bloom, co-chair of the Task Force shared some thoughts on why scientific cooperation is important and why now is a good time to work towards an arrangement on improved scientific research cooperation among the eight Arctic States.

  • Image of earth taken from space. Image: NASA Goddard Photo and Video / Creative Commons BY license.

    Arctic Council Science Cooperation Task Force meets in Helsinki

    2014-05-06 13:13:04

    The Arctic Council’s Task Force for Enhancing Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic (SCTF) held its second meeting in Helsinki on April 8-9, 2014 at the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.  During the meeting, delegations exchanged views on proposals related to advancing scientific cooperation in the Arctic, and decided that the task force would begin work on negotiating an MOU or other instrument at its next meeting in Reykjavik,

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  • The SCTF met at the natural history museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Image by Joongi Kim, CC BY-SA

    Scientific Cooperation: Making a good thing even better

    2014-01-08 14:12:21

    The Arctic Council’s Scientific Cooperation Task Force, established by the Kiruna Declaration of May, 2013, had its first meeting in Stockholm, Sweden on 10-11 December. The workshop was primarily a scoping session, exploring the best path forward for the Task Force.