Eye on the Arctic

The Arctic Circle Assembly, one of the biggest northern-themed conferences in the world, is gearing up for its four-day, in-person gathering starting October 14 in Reykjavik.
October 11, 2021
Coast Guard reps from the eight Arctic countries are currently meeting in Russia to discuss further operational cooperation amongst its members.
October 08, 2021
An international agreement banning commercial fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean came into effect June 25, three years after being signed by nine countries, plus the European Union.
June 28, 2021
Sunday saw a slew of record-breaking temperatures in Arctic Russia, as a persistent heatwave continues to sweep Siberia, especially in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).
June 22, 2021
After a topsy turvy two years for the Arctic community that saw it navigate everything from a global pandemic and antagonism from the previous U.S. administration over climate change, to the amplifying of tensions between Russia and the West, the Arctic Council returned to form on Thursday, with all eight foreign ministers signing a joint declaration and touting the importance of dialogue and cooperation in the North.
May 20, 2021
The foreign ministers of all eight Arctic countries are gathering in Reykjavik for the Arctic Council ministerial on May 20, a meeting many hope will help turn the page on the last four years of U.S. climate drama within the forum.
May 20, 2021
Russia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken have agreed to meet on the sidelines of next week’s Arctic Council meeting, the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a Russian-language news release on Wednesday.
May 14, 2021
Iceland, the current chair of the Arctic Council, is getting ready to hand the gavel over to Russia next week, as it prepares for the international forum’s ministerial.
May 10, 2021
Glacier mass is decreasing worldwide with an average total loss of 267 billion tonnes of mass per year, says a new study.
April 30, 2021
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