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Search and Rescue in the Arctic

At the 2009 Ministerial Meeting in Tromsø, the Arctic Council decided to establish a Task Force with a mandate to develop an international instrument on cooperation on Se...
01 Sep 2015
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Arctic Ocean Review Project (AOR)

AOR is a two-phased project lead by the working group PAME (Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment)and intends to analyze the status and trends in the Arctic marine ...
01 Sep 2015
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Discussion on Arctic climate change at COP 18

On December 6 in Doha, as the COP 18 climate change negotiations switched gears for the finale, the Swedish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council arranged a side event on cl...
01 Sep 2015
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2012 Arctic Report Cards describe dramatic changes in the Arctic

The Arctic Report Cards produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are a source of reliable and brief information on the current state of the ...
01 Sep 2015
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“The ice used to be hard, now it crumbles into little pieces”

Reports appear in the media about the sea ice in the Arctic on a daily basis, and in September coverage is expected to reach an all-time low. American researchers are alr...
28 Aug 2015
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Record minimum of ice in the Arctic

On August 26 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) informed users on their website that a new record minimum of Arctic sea ice extent had been set. The...
28 Aug 2015
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Arctic Resilience Report Workshop in Finnmark

The three-day Arctic Resilience Report (ARR) workshop 29-31 October, 2012, held in Kautokeino (Guovdageaidnu in Sámi), in Northern Norway, focused on bringing the assessm...
28 Aug 2015
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Mercury in the Arctic

The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) recently published a detailed scientific assessment on mercury in the Arctic, updating previous assessments made in ...
28 Aug 2015
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Technical report of the Arctic Council Task Force on Short-Lived Climate Forcers

The Task Force on Short-Lived Climate Forcers produced the "Progress Report and Recommendations for Ministers", which was a mayor deliverable during the Danish ...
28 Aug 2015
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Joint Statement to COP 16

Cancun, Mexico, 1 December 2010. The Danish Ambassador to Mexico delivered a statement to the UNFCCC secretariat in Cancun on behalf of the Arctic States*. The statement,...
28 Aug 2015
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The State of the Arctic 2009

The Arctic Report Cards are a timely source of clear, reliable and concise information on the state of the Arctic. The 2009 Arctic Report Cards was released last week...
28 Aug 2015
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Permanent Participant Article Series: Saami Council

The Saami Council was founded in 1956, making it one of the oldest indigenous peoples’ organizations. The Saami Council is a volunteer-based and independent cultural and ...
28 Aug 2015
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Permanent Participant Article Series: RAIPON

The Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON) is the Russian umbrella organization which organizes 35 regional and ethnic organizations of indigenou...
28 Aug 2015
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History of the Arctic Council Permanent Participants

The Permanent Participant (PP) organizations are a unique feature of the Arctic Council. They give indigenous peoples the opportunity to make valuable contributions to th...
28 Aug 2015
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Saami National Day Celebrations

The 6th of February is the Saami National Day which is celebrated in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, the four countries where the indigenous Saami people live today. ...
28 Aug 2015
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Linguistic Diversity

Language not only communicates, it defines culture, nature, history, humanity, and ancestry [1]. The indigenous languages of the Arctic have been formed and shaped in clo...
28 Aug 2015
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Community Based Monitoring

The peoples inhabiting the various regions of the Arctic spend vast amounts of time on the land and at sea. Drawing on personal experience, information shared with others...
28 Aug 2015
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ACAP work to be presented at GLACIER conference

The ACAP report, delivered in 2015, highlights national and regional recommendations for reducing black carbon emissions from residential wood stoves...
25 Aug 2015
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Arctic Marine Tourism Project taking shape

The Arctic Marine Tourism Project (AMTP) is part of a renewed effort by the Arctic Council to analyze and promote sustainable tourism across the circumpolar Arctic. The A...
19 Aug 2015
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