EU has approved €2 million fiv…

EU has approved €2 million five-year EU-PolarNet Programme

22 05 2015

The EU-Polar Net has recently confirmed that the EU has granted  €2 million to run the EU-Polar Net for five more years.  The EU-Polar Net is a consortium of 22 European research institutions working on both the Arctic and Antarctic regions., which objectives are to improve co-ordination between EU member polar research institutions, to develop an integrated EU Polar research programme and to create and sustain ...


At the Heart of the Arctic

At the Heart of the Arctic

11 09 2013

"Where does the wind blow from when you stand at the North Pole? From the South!"    Our expedition to the Arctic now has first-hand experience of this since the beginning of April. In the early morning hours, reckoned by our Finnish watches, the sun shone in a clear sky and it was almost 30 degrees below zero.    The flat, bright ice field around us was immense. Our biggest surprise was the thickness of the sea ice. Almost all of us presumed that the long-term ice would be very thick, but drilli...


About the Young Arctic Researchers

About the Young Arctic Researchers

18 11 2014

  Arctic Portal promotes the participation of young researchers, students, PhD students, future generation of experts on the Arctic, into the debate on Arctic issues. In this new section, "Young Arctic Researchers" , we will publish once a week the best article written by a young researcher. It will be also promoted through our social media, as our Facebook page and Twitter. To help foster visibility of the young authors, the Arctic Portal gives the possibility for authors to show their contact/information. A...


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