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Scientific Cooperation Agreement enters into force

The Arctic Council marks a special occasion on 23 May 2018 as the "Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation," signed in May 2017, ente...
22 May 2018
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Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum Launches Public Web Portal

Today, the Arctic Council’s Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum launched a public Web Portal to assist in the effective implementation of the International Ma...
15 May 2018
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Arctic Council addresses meteorological cooperation and connectivity during week of events in Finland

At the meeting just concluded in Levi, Finland, the Arctic Council addressed the major themes of meteorological cooperation and improvement of telecommunications in the r...
23 Mar 2018
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Second meeting of Senior Arctic Officials during Finnish Chairmanship

On 22-23 March 2018, the Arctic Council will gather in Levi, Finland for the second Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting held during the Chairmanship of Finland (2017-2019).
14 Mar 2018
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EPPR table-top exercise on oil spill response in the Arctic

A table-top exercise of the 2013 Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic will be run in Oulu, Finland, on 7 March 2018. T...
05 Mar 2018
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Interview with Bryndís Kjartansdóttir, Senior Arctic Official for Iceland

The Arctic Council recently welcomed Bryndís Kjartansdóttir as the new Senior Arctic Official for Iceland. In this interview, get to know her background and what she sees...
12 Feb 2018
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Interview with Nina Vaaja, director of the Arctic Council Secretariat

In late 2017, the Arctic Council's Senior Arctic Officials selected Nina Vaaja as the new director of the Arctic Council Secretariat (ACS) in Tromsø, Norway. Having ...
05 Feb 2018
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A look ahead: The Arctic Council in 2018

"The year ahead of us is both daunting and full of opportunity." - SAO Chair Aleksi Härkönen
25 Jan 2018
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Interview with René Söderman, Senior Arctic Official for Finland

With the advent of the Finnish Chairmanship in May of 2017, René Söderman assumed the role of Senior Arctic Official for Finland, while Aleksi Härkönen took on the role o...
10 Jan 2018
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Interview with Björn Lyrvall, Senior Arctic Official for Sweden

The Arctic Council recently welcomed Ambassador Björn Lyrvall as the new Senior Arctic Official for Sweden. In this interview, get to know Ambassador Lyrvall's backg...
03 Jan 2018
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Call for content: Arctic Biodiversity Congress 2018

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity Working Group of the Arctic Council, is seeking individuals and organizations to provide abstracts, or...
21 Nov 2017
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Arctic Council at COP23: Climate change in the Arctic and its global impacts

The Arctic Council will host "The global implications of a rapidly-changing Arctic" at COP23 in Bonn. Monday, 6 November, 13:15-14:45 in the Bonn Zone, room 11....
06 Nov 2017
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Community Solid Waste Management Resource Toolkit

Toolkit with resources from the ACAP workshop Sharing Approaches on Community Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Within Arctic Indigenous Communities....
03 Nov 2017
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Arctic Council meets in Finland, addresses pollution prevention and education

At the meeting just concluded in Oulu, Finland, the Arctic Council addressed overarching issues for the region like pollution prevention, education, and strategic focus. ...
26 Oct 2017
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Senior Arctic Officials gather for first meeting during Finland’s Arctic Council Chairmanship

On 25-26 October 2017, the Arctic Council will gather in Oulu, Finland for the first Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting held during the Chairmanship of Finland (2015-2017).
18 Oct 2017
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Interview: Mikael Hildén, Chair of Expert Group on black carbon and methane

"The work to reduce black carbon emissions in particular provides unambiguous win-win opportunities."
05 Oct 2017
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New Observer: Switzerland

"Nowadays Swiss scientists are among the world leaders in the field of polar research. Excellence in altitude research thus goes hand in hand with polar research.&qu...
03 Oct 2017
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New Observer: West Nordic Council

"Being granted Observer status to the Arctic Council is an important step for the West Nordic Council to further strengthen its already substantial Arctic activities...
11 Sep 2017
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Anna Degteva to be new Executive Secretary of the Indigenous Peoples' Secretariat

The Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat is proud to announce the hiring of a new Executive Secretary. Anna Degteva, who belongs to the Veps indigenous people of Russia, has b...
04 Sep 2017
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Interview: Renée Sauvé, Chair of PAME

"Finland is providing leadership on initiatives that clearly link to the stewardship of the Arctic marine environment, such as their efforts related to environmental...
28 Aug 2017
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03 Feb-04 Feb 2021
SDWG meeting Reykjanesbær, Iceland
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09 Mar 2021
SAO Executive Meeting Akureyri, Iceland
10 Mar-11 Mar 2021
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14 Apr-15 Apr 2021
SAO Executive Meeting Reykjanesbær, Iceland
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19 May-20 May 2021
Ministerial Meeting Iceland
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Cryosphere, Climate and Water in a Warming World Reykjavík, Iceland
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