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Interview with the Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials – Vincent Rigby

Chair of the Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials, Vincent Rigby, recently discussed his new role and the road ahead to the 2015 Ministerial meeting with the Arctic C...
24 Jul 2014
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Scientific Cooperation Task Force held its third meeting in Reykjavik

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 ...
23 Jul 2014
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Arctic Council establishes Facebook and Twitter presence

In taking steps towards enhancing the Arctic Council’s communications capacity, the Council has established profiles on Twitter and Facebook. The Arctic Council looks for...
17 Jul 2014
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Ottawa hosts third session of Task Force on Arctic Marine Oil Pollution Prevention

When the Arctic Council’s Task Force on Arctic Marine Oil Pollution Prevention (TFOPP) met recently in Ottawa, it took important steps towards developing the Action Plan ...
10 Jul 2014
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SDWG Held Workshop on Mental Wellness in Circumpolar Communities

The Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) held a successful workshop on the project “the Evidence Base for Promoting Mental Wellness and Resilience to Address Suic...
25 Jun 2014
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CAFF and Arctic mapping organizations cooperate on Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure

The Arctic Council Working Group CAFF recently announced a major milestone in scientific cooperation in the Arctic – the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to guide...
18 Jun 2014
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INTERVIEW: Co-chairs of the Task Force for Action on Black Carbon and Methane

At the fourth meeting of the Arctic Council’s Task Force for Action on Black Carbon and Methane, the co-chairs of the task force emphasized the added value of the Task Fo...
12 Jun 2014
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Helsinki hosts fourth meeting of the Task Force for Action on Black Carbon and Methane

On 21-22 May, the Arctic Council’s Task Force for Action on Black Carbon and Methane met for the fourth time. The task force, which is co-chaired by Canada and Sweden, ha...
10 Jun 2014
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New Executive Secretary for the Indigenous Peoples Secretariat

Elle Merete Omma has been elected as the next Executive Secretary for the Indigenous Peoples Secretariat (IPS). Ms. Omma will assume her full time duties at the IPS on Se...
29 May 2014
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New Guidelines from PAME on Arctic Oil and Gas Safety Management

A new report from Working Group PAME provides guidance on options to promote improved safety culture and robust safety management systems in the Arctic offshore oil and g...
22 May 2014
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AMAP releases Arctic Ocean Acidification Overview Report

The Arctic Council’s Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) working group has released its Arctic Ocean Acidification Overview Report. The Report introduces th...
14 May 2014
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Interview from the Scientific Cooperation Task Force Meeting

At the second meeting of the Arctic Council’s Task Force for Enhancing Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic, Evan Bloom, co-chair of the task force shared some thoughts o...
08 May 2014
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Arctic Council Science Cooperation Task Force meets in Helsinki

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 o...
06 May 2014
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Senior Arctic Official Gustaf Lind on the Development of Arctic shipping

In March 2014, Gustaf Lind, Senior Arctic Official for Sweden, spoke in London at a Conference on Sustainable Arctic Shipping and Marine Operations organized and supporte...
01 May 2014
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Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials Patrick Borbey on sustainable Arctic shipping

In March 2014, Patrick Borbey, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, spoke in London at a Conference on Sustainable Arctic Shipping and Marine Operations. In a brief int...
29 Apr 2014
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Secretary General of IMO attends Arctic Council meeting

Mr. Koji Sekimizu, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), attended the most recent meeting of Senior Arctic Officials in Yellowknife, Canada....
10 Apr 2014
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Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs visits Secretariat

Mr. Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, visited the Arctic Council Secretariat on Friday, 4th April 2014. Magnús Jóhannesson, Director of the Arctic Coun...
09 Apr 2014
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Senior Arctic Officials met in Yellowknife

March 27, 2014 – The Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials held their second meeting under Canada’s Chairmanship in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on March 26-27, 20...
27 Mar 2014
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Agreement on the Arctic Economic Council

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s Minister for the Arctic Council and Chair of the Arctic Council welcomes agreement on the Arctic Economic Council
27 Mar 2014
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Arctic Biodiversity Congress: CAFF invites content proposals

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity Working Group of the Arctic Council, is arranging the Arctic Biodiversity Congress in Trondheim, Norwa...
24 Mar 2014
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