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Arctic wonders discovered in Greenland
Climate Change News
Written by Magdalena Tomasik   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:52

Greenland´s ice cap melts rapidly during extended summer period.  Greenland´s ice cap melts rapidly during extended summer period. For the first time ever, lakes have been discovered beneath the ice sheets of Greenland, following a discovery from researchers from Cambridge University. "Our results show that sub glacial lakes exist in Greenland, and that they form an important part of the ice sheet's plumbing system," says, Steven Palme from the team.


There have been hundreds of lakes discovered beneath the Arctic Ice sheets, but this is a first for Greenland, with two roughly 10 kilometers square located by airborne radar. They are believed to be formed by different processes however.

 

Greenland comprises a thinner ice sheet and proper land mass, and has surface lakes in the summer which are likely to feed these subterranean reservoirs. Previously it was thought that the steeper ices surface of Greenland would make this unlikely.It's very possible that more lakes exist.


"Because the way in which water moves beneath ice sheets strongly affects ice flow speeds, improved understanding of these lakes will allow us to predict more accurately how the ice sheet will respond to anticipated future warming," Palme said.

 

Source: IceNews
 
Arctic Circle to be held again in Reykjavik
Other News
Written by Magdalena Tomasik   
Monday, 02 December 2013 11:01

(Photo: Magdalena Tomasik, Arctic Portal) The audience gathered in Harpa, Reykjavik.  (Photo: Magdalena Tomasik, Arctic Portal) The audience gathered in Harpa, Reykjavik. Second Annual Arctic Circle Assembly to be held September 5-7, 2014, in Reykjavík, Iceland


On behalf of President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson of Iceland, Parliament of Greenland Member Kuupik Kleist, Alaska Dispatch Publisher Alice Rogoff and distinguished partners, the Arctic Circle Team would like to thank everyone for participating in the inaugural Arctic Circle assembly.


This new open assembly drew more than 1,200 participants from over 40 nations, bringing together both individuals and organizations for a series of meetings and presentations addressing the challenges and opportunities of the changing Arctic.
The Arctic Circle will reconvene September 5-7, 2014, in Reykjavík, Iceland, and will move to Anchorage, Alaska, in the fall of 2015.


The Arctic Circle is non-profit and nonpartisan. Organizations, forums, think tanks, corporations and public associations around the world are invited to hold meetings within the Arctic Circle platform to advance their own missions and the broader goal of increasing collaborative decision-making without surrendering their institutional independence.


The Arctic Circle is designed to increase participation in Arctic dialogue and strengthen the international focus on the future of the Arctic. Participating organizations will maintain their full institutional independence, identity and decision-making abilities.

 

To this end, the Arctic Circle aims to create opportunities for everyone to attend different meetings, conduct their own networking and engage in one-on-one informal discussions. Organizations will be able to decide their own agendas and convene their own meetings.

 
Project Manager needed at Arctic Portal
Other News
Written by Magdalena Tomasik   
Friday, 29 November 2013 15:02

(Photo: M.Tomasik) Arctic Portal project management team at work  (Photo: M.Tomasik) Arctic Portal project management team at workThe Arctic Portal, growing international organization, based in Akureyri, Iceland is currently seeking enthusiastic and highly motivated project manager (PM)to take on the responsibility of planning, execution and closing of Arctic – related projects.


We offer full time position, located in Akureyri, the heart of Icelandic North, international partner – based environment and possibilities for personal development and education.


The Arctic Portal PM will be responsible for:
- Fulfilling projects 'objectives
- Representing partner´s interests
- Providing advice and on project management
- Communication between project partners
- Outreach strategies and planning
- Writing and reviewing content for company's and partners ´websites
- Applying for grants
- Administrating Joomla – based websites


We encourage and welcome all applicants who have:
- university degree relevant to the position
- at least 1 year of experience in project management
- excellent communication skills
- ability to work independently
- excellent English language skills (Russian or Chinese are an asset)

 

We encourage all interested candidates to send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Magdalena Tomasik at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before 15th of December 2013.

 

 

 
Job opportunity available at Arctic Portal
Other News
Written by Magdalena Tomasik   
Thursday, 28 November 2013 14:57

(Photo: Arctic Portal) Some of AP staff at Arctic Energy Summit 2013 (Photo: Arctic Portal) Some of AP staff at Arctic Energy Summit 2013The Arctic Portal, growing international organization, based in Akureyri, northern Iceland is currently seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic software engineers to help us build, launch and grow a cutting edge professional services software solution related to Arctic data.


We offer full time position, platform for self – development and education as well as working in international team environment, using cutting edge technologies.


We wish, applying for this job you would have at least B.Sc. degree in computer science or equivalent experience.

 

Professional experience with server maintenance, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS is necessary. Experience in Joomla CMS and Object – Oriented Frameworks would be an asset.


We encourage all interested candidates to send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Greenland completed partial submission
Politics News
Written by Magdalena Tomasik   
Thursday, 28 November 2013 09:56

(Photo: The Arctic Institute) Limitation of Greenland´s continental shelf (Photo: The Arctic Institute) Limitation of Greenland´s continental shelf Partial Submission of the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark together with the Government of Greenland to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf has now been published.


The Submission regards the limits of the north – eastern continental shelf of Greenland.


The Kingdom of Denmark signed the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the day it was opened for signature and ratified it on 16 November 2004. It entered into force for the Kingdom of Denmark on 16 December 2004.


This Partial Submission is the fourth step in fulfilling the Kingdom of Denmark's obligation under Article 76(8) and Article 4 of Annex II to the Convention to submit information on the outer limits of its continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles (M) from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured.


The Government of the Kingdom of Denmark made its first and second partial submissions together with the Government of the Faroe Island, regarding the northern and southern continental shelf of the Faroe Islands, on 29 April 2009 and 2 December 2010, respectively, the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark made its third partial submission together with the Government of Greenland, regarding the southern continental shelf of Greenland, on 14 June 2012.


The Government of the Kingdom of Denmark made its first and second partial submissions together with the Government of the Faroe Island, regarding the northern and southern continental shelf of the Faroe Islands, on 29 April 2009 and 2 December 2010, respectively.

 

The Government of the Kingdom of Denmark made its third partial submission together with the Government of Greenland, regarding the southern continental shelf of Greenland, on 14 June 2012.


Click here to read complete version of executive summary of Denmark´s partial submission.

 
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