Eye on the Arctic

The Arctic Council and the Arctic Coast Guard Forum launched their Arctic Guardian 2021 exercise on Monday to test the ability of circumpolar countries to respond to marine incidents in the Far North.
April 13, 2021
With ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions worldwide, the Arctic Council has decided on a hybrid event for the upcoming ministerial in May.
March 22, 2021
The Sami Parliament in Finland has decided more time is needed to prepare for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission saying COVID-19 has slowed work considerably.
February 23, 2021
Russian officials believe that the threat of a military confrontation in the Arctic is “relatively low,” says the country’s senior diplomat responsible for Moscow’s Arctic relations.
February 04, 2021
Russian military medics have begun the second stage of vaccination of the Northern Fleet personnel, defence officials announced Thursday.
December 25, 2020
Sami Language Week is underway this week in Finland, Norway and Sweden and everyone is being encouraged to make Sami languages as visible as possible, no matter how small the action may seem.
October 21, 2020
A year-long international Arctic science expedition came to an end on Monday as the German research icebreaker Polarstern returned to its homeport in Bremerhaven.
October 13, 2020
As China’s activity ramps up in the North, Nordic countries should aim to develop a common approach to the Asian superpower’s increased involvement in the Arctic, says a recent report.
July 13, 2020
The Swedish government announced 1.2 million Swedish kroner (approximately $170,00 CDN) this month for the Sami Paliament to begin laying the groundwork for the country’s upcoming Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
June 17, 2020
The Arkhangelsk Oblast and the Nenets Autonomous Okrug (NAO) in Russia’s northwestern Arctic announced on Wednesday in joint news releases they are planning to merge.
May 14, 2020