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Quiz: Which Arctic Council report should you read based on your interests?

At any given time, the Council's Working and Expert Groups are engaged in close to 100 projects and initiatives. We put together this simple quiz to help guide you t...
14 Apr 2020

First Arctic Shipping Status Report from PAME Working Group highlights increase in Arctic shipping traffic

Ship traffic is increasing in the Arctic. The exploration and extraction of resources and increasing marine tourism combined with changing environmental, societal and eco...
14 Apr 2020

Long-term observations are an inherent process in our communities

Dr. Dalee Sambo Dorough is the Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) and she is one of the keynote speakers of the 2020 Arctic Observing Summit – a conference that...
31 Mar 2020

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

Interview with Sweden’s Senior Arctic Official Louise Calais
30 Mar 2020
Frozen Baikal Lake

Interview with Nikolay Korchunov, Russia’s Senior Arctic Official

Nikolay Korchunov is a career diplomat who has served as the Ambassador at Large for the Arctic Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Russia and the Sen...
30 Mar 2020
Rural Iceland

The current pandemic is very much a learning experience

An interview with Dr. Sigríður Sía Jónsdóttir
30 Mar 2020

Interview with Arctic Council Observer: Poland

Poland has had Observer status in the Arctic Council since 1998. As an Observer, Poland can contribute to the Arctic Council through meeting attendance, providing scienti...
30 Mar 2020

For the Arctic, from home: Arctic cooperation amidst the Coronavirus pandemic

Editorial by Einar Gunnarsson, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials
26 Mar 2020
Lavvuu in Kautokeino, Norway

Coronavirus in the Arctic: We have no one to lose

Interview with Christina Henriksen, the President of the Saami Council
25 Mar 2020

Coronavirus in the Arctic: It is imperative to keep the virus out

An interview with epidemiologist Dr. Anders Koch
24 Mar 2020

Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity: 5 Trends to Know

The Arctic is home to thousands of unique species that have remarkably adapted to survive the region’s coldest environments and highly variable climatic conditions. These...
20 Mar 2020

Interview with Arctic Council Observer: Standing Committee of the Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region (SCPAR)

The Standing Committee of the Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region (SCPAR) has had Observer status in the Arctic Council since 1998. As an Observer, SCPAR can contribute...
19 Mar 2020

Interview with Arctic Council Observer: United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has had Observer status in the Arctic Council since 1998. As an Observer, the UK can contribute to the Arctic Council through meeting attendance, provi...
11 Mar 2020

Interview with Arctic Council Observer: Spain

Spain has had Observer status in the Arctic Council since 2006. As an Observer, Spain can contribute to the Arctic Council through meeting attendance, providing scientifi...
11 Mar 2020

Interview with Arctic Council Observer: Italy

Italy has had Observer status in the Arctic Council since 2013. As an Observer, Italy can contribute to the Arctic Council through meeting attendance, providing scientifi...
11 Mar 2020

Interview with Arctic Council Observer: International Arctic Science Committee

The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) has had Observer status in the Arctic Council since 1998. As an Observer, IASC can contribute to the Arctic Council thro...
11 Mar 2020

Interview with Arctic Council Observer: International Maritime Organization

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has had Observer status in the Arctic Council since 2019. As an Observer, IMO can contribute to the Arctic Council through m...
11 Mar 2020

Women of the Arctic Council: Interview with Liza Mack, Executive Director of Aleut International Association

In honor of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we spoke with some of the women who work with the Arctic Council to learn more about them, what it means to be a woman i...
06 Mar 2020

Women of the Arctic Council: Interview with Inger Johanne Wiese, Chair of the Arctic Contaminants Action Program

In honor of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we spoke with some of the women who work with the Arctic Council to learn more about them, what it means to be a woman i...
02 Mar 2020

Women of the Arctic Council: Interview with Nina Buvang Vaaja, Director of the Arctic Council Secretariat

In honor of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we spoke with some of the women who work with the Arctic Council to learn more about them, what it means to be a woman i...
02 Mar 2020
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