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“The global demand is a very strong driver affecting the Arctic economy”

An interview with co-editor Iulie Aslaksen about the upcoming “Economy of the North 2020” report (ECONOR IV report)
16 Jun 2020

The One Arctic, One Health Project

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, communities and leaders around the world and across the Arctic are increasing attention to health issues and challenges. Rapid socia...
12 Jun 2020

Together towards a sustainable Arctic: One year into the 2019-2021 Icelandic Chairmanship

Editorial by Einar Gunnarsson, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials
09 Jun 2020

“I think it is important for research to have meaningful impact “

Interview with Dr Nicholas Huffeldt, 2020-2021 CAFF-IASC Fellow with the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme
05 Jun 2020

Biodiversity and human health: What’s a holistic approach to good health?

Good health is not the mere absence of diseases. It is the result of a complex interplay between factors influencing our daily lives and the surrounding environment. Howe...
02 Jun 2020

“There is very little information about the impacts of plastics on shorebirds”

Interview with Dr Scott Flemming, 2020-2021 CAFF-IASC Fellow with the Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative
28 May 2020

How black carbon can increase the risk for respiratory diseases

Interview with Dr Ragnhildur Finnbjörnsdóttir, Iceland’s Head of Delegation for the Arctic Council’s Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane
25 May 2020

Biodiversity and human health: Less biodiversity, more infectious diseases?

Healthy humans depend on a healthy environment. Clean air, fresh water, safe and nutritious food, culture and inspiration are just some of the services that well-function...
20 May 2020

5 Facts to Know About Dioxins, One of the Most Toxic Compounds on Earth

Dioxins are extremely toxic and can interfere with hormones and cause numerous very serious health problems. Unfortunately, all humans are exposed to them. The Arctic Con...
15 May 2020

A roadmap towards sustained observing in the Arctic

The Arctic is undergoing rapid change. In order to understand the effects on ecological and socio-economic systems, as well as to implement mitigation and adaptation meas...
14 May 2020

The coronavirus in the Arctic: Spotlight on mental health

As the current pandemic evolves, the focus on the health effects of the coronavirus widens. While nations around the globe implement strict measures to flatten the curve ...
22 Apr 2020

Action on plastic: On track with the regional action plan for the Arctic

In October 2019, the Belfer Center’s Arctic Initiative and the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute co-hosted a workshop on Policy and Action on Plastic in the Arctic Ocean wi...
22 Apr 2020

Arctic Marine Risk Assessment Guideline launched

The Guideline aims to improve safety of Arctic marine operations by incorporating Arctic-specific risk factors not covered by existing guidelines.
20 Apr 2020

From Iceland to Scotland in 207 days

A capsule containing a GPS transmitter travelled several thousand kilometres from Iceland to Scotland –highlighting how marine litter can travel.
20 Apr 2020

Quiz: Which Arctic Council report should you read based on your interests?

At any given time, the Council's Working and Expert Groups are engaged in close to 100 projects and initiatives. We put together this simple quiz to help guide you throug...
14 Apr 2020

First Arctic Shipping Status Report from PAME Working Group highlights increase in Arctic shipping traffic

Ship traffic is increasing in the Arctic. The exploration and extraction of resources and increasing marine tourism combined with changing environmental, societal and eco...
14 Apr 2020

Long-term observations are an inherent process in our communities

Dr. Dalee Sambo Dorough is the Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) and she is one of the keynote speakers of the 2020 Arctic Observing Summit – a conference that...
31 Mar 2020

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

Interview with Sweden’s Senior Arctic Official Louise Calais
30 Mar 2020

Interview with Nikolay Korchunov, Russia’s Senior Arctic Official

Nikolay Korchunov is a career diplomat who has served as the Ambassador at Large for the Arctic Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Russia and the Sen...
30 Mar 2020

The current pandemic is very much a learning experience

An interview with Dr. Sigríður Sía Jónsdóttir
30 Mar 2020
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September
October
07 Oct-08 Oct 2021
PAME Plenary II 2021 Online
14 Oct-16 Oct 2021
Arctic Circle Assembly 2021 Reykjavik, Iceland
26 Oct-28 Oct 2021
SDWG Plenary and Executive II 2021 Online
27 Oct-28 Oct 2021
EGBCM Plenary 2021 Online
November
16 Nov-18 Nov 2021
Arctic Shipping Best Practices Forum Online
24 Nov-26 Nov 2021
EPPR-II 2021 Kaliningrad Kaliningrad, Russian Federation
30 Nov-02 Dec 2021
SAO Executive and Plenary 2021 Salekhard, Russian Federation

2022

February
14 Feb-18 Feb 2022
PAME Plenary I-2022 Stockholm, Sweden
March
22 Mar-24 Mar 2022
SAO Executive and Plenary I 2022 Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation
August
21 Aug-26 Aug 2022
Cryosphere, Climate and Water in a Warming World Reykjavík, Iceland
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