Eye on the Arctic

German icebreaker Polarstern left for a seven-week research trip on Tuesday were scientists will focus on ice and glaciers.
July 02, 2022
Funding for a program to educate students about Sami culture in Finland ended on June 30, and project leaders say due to the success of the project, they will now work to make the curriculum permanent.
July 01, 2022
Arctic security was among the top issues discussed at the Northern Group meeting in Reykjavik this week, the member countries’ defence ministers said in a joint statement.
June 10, 2022
The seven western countries on the Arctic Council said Wednesday they will resume work together on some of the forum’s projects, but without Russia.
June 08, 2022
TROMSØ, NORWAY: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has ruptured Arctic cooperation and raised questions about the ongoing impacts on everything from northern communities to climate science. But as Europe races to decouple itself from Russian energy, the accelerated green shift may have positive impacts for the North, Norway’s Climate and Environment Minister said on Wednesday.
May 12, 2022
Two months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine upended cooperation at the Arctic Council, which Russia currently chairs, the seven other member states are working on a plan forward, circumpolar officials told an international conference on Monday.
May 10, 2022
As Russia continued its second day of attacks on Ukraine, the ambassadors of Sweden and Finland have pulled out of an upcoming Arctic conference in Canada where Russian officials are also scheduled to attend.
February 26, 2022
Deep within Svalbard’s permafrost, 10 gene banks from around the world are set to deposit their seeds into the Global Seed Vault on Monday, including one from the first organization that made a withdrawal from the facility.
February 15, 2022
Two United Nations human rights experts urged the Swedish government on Thursday not to issue a license for an iron ore mine in Lapland, home to the Indigenous Sami people.
February 11, 2022
Russia and China agreed to continue cooperating on “the sustainable development of the Arctic” as part of a deep strategic partnership.
February 04, 2022