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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".

Norwegian and Icelandic Institutes Lead a New Nordic Centre of Excellence for Arctic Research

Norwegian and Icelandic Institutes Lead a New Nordic Centre of Excellence for Arctic Research The Stefansson Arctic Institute, the University of Iceland, and the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network are Icelandic representatives in ´ARCPATH´ - a NordForsk-funded Nordic Centre of Excellence in Arctic Research.

New Study on Climatic Complexity

New Study on Climatic Complexity  (18.12.2015)Research on the climate of the past 1000 years has tended to focus on two periods that have come to be known as the "Medieval Warm Period" or "Medieval Climatic Optimum" and the "Little Ice Age". ...

Changing human relationships with whales on BBC Radio 4

Changing human relationships with whales on BBC Radio 4  (24.11.2015)Dr Níels Einarsson, director of the Stefansson Arctic Institute, appeared on a BBC Radio 4 programme contributing with research findings on whale watching, changes in Arcti...

Call for papers: 5th International Polar Tourism Research Network Conference

Call for papers: 5th International Polar Tourism Research Network Conference (19.10.2015)Conference website.Date: 29 August - 2 September 2016Place: Raufarhöfn, IcelandDeadline: 29 February 2016. More info here. Conference theme: Tourism, People...

President of Iceland to open the Arctic Biodiversity “Through the Lens” photography exhibit in advance of the Arctic Circle Assembly

President of Iceland to open the Arctic Biodiversity “Through the Lens” photography exhibit in advance of the Arctic Circle Assembly  (12.10.2015)Mr Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, president of Iceland, will open an outdoor photography exhibiti...

Nordic Council of Ministers - Seminar:Taking the Temperature on the Arctic

Nordic Council of Ministers - Seminar: Taking the Temperature on the Arctic (11.09.2105)Seminar in Copenhagen on 7 October 2015, with latest reports from researchers on the economy, society, living conditions and success stories in the new Arctic ...