New program available

New program available

17 10 2014

There are two weeks left before the opening reception of the second Assembly of the Arctic Circle, which will be held October 31 – November 2 in Reykjavík, Iceland. An updated version of the full program is now available here. Delegates from the foreign ministries and governments of Canada, China, Estonia, Finland, France, Japan, Korea, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States Department of State will participate in the Assembly. Repre...


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...



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The Arctic Data Interface


The Arctic Data Interface: A Central Information and Data Square for the Arctic, breakout session will take place within the Arctic Circle Assembly, 31st of October, h 17.00 - 20.00

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The Northern Forum


Regional cooperation of the World´s Northern regions will take place on Saturday, 1st of November at 16.15 - 18.15


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The GTN-P is the primary international programme concerned with monitoring permafrost parameters. GTN-P DMS is funded by the EU 7th FP, PAGE21, coordinated by AWI in Germany and developed by Arctic Portal.

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Climate Change & Sea Ice Portlet

The hottest topic in the Arctic today is the Climate Change and the changes in the Arctic sea ice. The Climate Change and Sea Ice Portlet presents the most topical issues about climate change and its vast effects on the Arctic.


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Energy Portlet

The Arctic Energy Portlet portrays the topical issues in the energy sector in the Arctic. From oil and gas to renewable energy and nuclear power, the Arctic Energy Portlet shows why the world’s attention has turned to the vast energy resources in the Circumpolar North.


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Shipping Portlet

The Arctic Shipping Portlet contains up do date information about Arctic marine and air shipping. Everything from historical voyages to the future shipping routes and hub-ports, the Portlets contains comprehensive information about prominent issues of Arctic shipping.



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The Arctic Portlet

The Arctic Portlet introduces the circumpolar North, the geography, wildlife, people and various forms of governance, seeking to answer all the general questions about this exciting area and giving the readers an insightful peek into one of the world's last true wildernesses.



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Fishing Portlet

Fishing in the Circumpolar North is a significant economic resource. About 70 percent of the world’s total white fish supply comes from Arctic waters. The Fishing Portlet portrays the most topical issues in Arctic fisheries ranging from the management to impacts of climate change.


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