Nansen Professorship in Arctic Studies 2017/2018

The University of Akureyri is accepting applications for the Nansen visiting professorship based on a cooperation between the governments of Iceland and Norway. The professorship is awarded to individuals to conduct their research on Arctic issues on common interest between Iceland and Norway. For the 2017/2018 scholarship the selection committee seeks a candidate interested in contributing a year to focus their research effort on technological, legal, political or social issues related to the Arctic with special emphasis on issues that are shared between Iceland and Norway, with examples such as natural resource management, climate change, resource extraction and governance in the Arctic.

IASC Medal Award 2017

IASC Medals are awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic. A maximum of one award is made each year, assuming that there is a nominee of appropriate quality. The award of medals is normally by the President of IASC during the Arctic Science Summit Week (or exceptionally at another major international meeting) following the ratification of the award.

2017 Arctic Science Summit Week: Travel Grants

Three travel grants available for a multi-disciplinary workshop at the 2017 Arctic Science Summit Week in Prague for early career scientists and traditional indigenous knowledge holders

Stefansson Memorial Lecture 2016

2016 Stefansson Memorial Lecture will be held at Dartmouth College, USA, Thursday, November 3, 2016. Hugh Beach, Professor Emeritus of Ethnology, Uppsala University, Sweden calls his lecture Managing the Wilderness: Arctic Perspectives. On Friday, November 4, 2016 there will be a panel discussion: People, policy and adaptations to rapid change in the Arctic: The role of multidisciplinary research and international collaboration for sustainability.

PhD positions at Nord University in Bodö, Norway

Two PhD positions are available at Nord University in Bodö, Norway, connected with a new Nordic Center of Excellence project – CLINF.

Whale Congress in Húsavík

The third Whale Congress in Húsavík will take place Tuesday 21 June 2016.

Open lecture: China as a Polar Great Power

Lecture by Dr. Anne-Marie Brady, Professor of Political Science at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Monday June 20th at 14:00-15:00. Room 262, Borgir, Akureyri. Coffee and refreshments provided. Hosted by the Stefansson Arctic Institute.

ARCPATH Sail-off Meeting in Bergen

The sail-off meeting of Nordic Center of Excellence Arctic Climate Predictions: Pathways to Resilient, Sustainable Societies (ARCPATH) took place at Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC) during April 11 and 12, 2016.

Vacancy: Executive Secretary of the International Arctic Science Committee

The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) seeks an Executive Secretary to direct the IASC Secretariat, to guide IASC activities and to manage IASC finances. As of 1 January 2017, the IASC Secretariat will be hosted by the Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannis) at its offices in Akureyri, Iceland.

Call for abstracts for the 4th China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium open until 25 February 2016

Call for abstracts for the 4th China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium open until 25 February 2016 The 4th China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium (CNARC) will take place in the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland from the 6th to 9th of June 2016 under the theme "The Sustainable Arctic - Opportunities and Challenges of Globalization".