Eye on the Arctic

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
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