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New series of PAGE21 winter blogs
Climate Change News
Written by Magdalena Tomasik   
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:55

(photo: PAGE21) Min Jung Kwon, young researcher from PAGE21 project in Cherskii, northern Russia. (photo: PAGE21) Min Jung Kwon, young researcher from PAGE21 project in Cherskii, northern Russia. Some of the PAGE21 young researchers have departed to remote Arctic areas to gather winter flux measurements.

Findings from their expeditions will be published weekly through the PAGE21 winter blogs. There you can learn about temperatures in the Arctic during harsh winter season, weather conditions and difficulties it can cause for humans 'activities.

What is more, you can learn the basics about the Arctic permafrost and get the insight into the real work of researchers.

PAGE21 blogs have been published since summer 2012. They have gotten great recognition from scientists, general public and policy makers. For last two years they have been visited over 300 000 times.


Follow PAGE21 winter blog here! Give us your recognition on Twitter and Facebook.

PAGE21 project aims to understand and quantify the vulnerability of permafrost environments to a changing global climate, and to investigate the feedback mechanisms associated with increasing greenhouse gas emissions from permafrost zones.


This research will make use of a unique set of Arctic permafrost investigations performed at stations that span the full range of Arctic bioclimatic zones. The project will bring together the best European permafrost researchers and eminent scientists from Canada, Russia, the USA, and Japan.


The PAGE21 is a Large-scale integrating collaborative project under the ENV call topic "Vulnerability of Arctic permafrost to climate change and implications for global GHG emissions and future climate" (ENV.2011.1.1.3-1) coordinated by Professor Hans-Wolfgang Hubberten from AWI.

Website for the ASSW 2015 is now open
Other News
Written by Magdalena Tomasik   
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 09:30

(Photo: ASSW 2015) Arctic Science Summit Week 2015 will take place in Japan. (Photo: ASSW 2015) Arctic Science Summit Week 2015 will take place in Japan. The website for the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2015 in Toyama (Japan) is now available.


The ASSW 2015 will be held on 23-30, April 2015 and include the final event of the 3rd International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III).


For more information please see the enclosed first circular or visit the website


First Circular is now available.

Click here to visit new ICARP III website.

Norwegian new oil province now official
Energy News
Written by Magdalena Tomasik   
Monday, 18 November 2013 09:54

(Photo: Getty Images) (Photo: Getty Images) The new report, prepared by Rystad Energy, the independent oil and gas consulting services, suggests that Norwegian Arctic waters will be more important with regards to energy resources, than the North Sea after 2030.

The research done by Rystad Energy envisions the development of eight field centers in the region. One of the biggest centers will be located in the south – eastern part of Norway's Barents Sea, near the marine border of Russia.

The report titled "North Norwegian Oil and Gas Activity Level" suggests that up to €25 billion will be invested in the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea by year 2030 and that the area by 2040 will be Norway's biggest oil producing region.

The analysis, which is commissioned by the organizations PetroArctic, ProBarents, Knowledge Park North and Innovation Norway, estimates the resource potential of the waters off northern Norway to 27 billion barrels of oil equivalents.

For more information about the report and Rystad Energy consulting services, please visit the website.

Iceland focused on Arctic research
Other News
Written by Magdalena Tomasik   
Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:26

(Photo: Magdalena Tomasik) Halldór Jóhannsson gives overview on Icelandic international research cooperation. (Photo: Magdalena Tomasik) Halldór Jóhannsson gives overview on Icelandic international research cooperation. Representatives from Icelandic - Arctic organizations, academic institutions and businesses, gathered today at the Icelandic Marine Institute for one day of introduction on Icelandic – Arctic research.

The event promotes environmental, international research, political, legal and economic cooperation between Iceland and the Arctic nations.


The event also creates the platform for the discussion about problems and prospects of current development of the Arctic Region.


Alongside lectures and panel discussions, the Day of the Arctic opens a large scale platform for Arctic related commercial companies to present their northern operations.


The Day of the Arctic will is organized jointly by the Icelandic – Arctic Cooperation Network, Stefansson Arctic Institute and RANNIS.


More information about the event is available in Icelandic on the webpage. For any specific inquiries, please contact Thorsteinn Gunnarsson on e - mail or tel: 00354 515 5800.

Winter school to take place at N(A)FU
Other News
Written by Magdalena Tomasik   
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 08:59

(Logo: MAC) (Logo: MAC) Northern (Arctic) Federal University announces Winter School "Model Arctic Council" (MAC) to take place February, 25 – 28, 2014 in Arkhangelsk, Russia.

Northern (Arctic) Federal University invites proactive and creative Master and PhD students to increase their knowledge on the Arctic issues, meet like-minded participants from the other countries and develop their leadership skills. Winter school participant will be given 5 ECTS after the course completion.

Overall idea of the MAC is to promote scientific Arctic research and strengthen international scientific and educational cooperation between UArctic universities.

School includes lectures, workshops given by the experts in the field of Arctic policy, and a role-play game which is designed to give a chance to the students to model the work of the Arctic Council, to discuss various problems of the Arctic region and to express their own understanding of the situation.


Winter school participants will be given 5 ECTS after completion. The deadline for registration is November, 30, 2013.

More information available here

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