The Arctic Broadband Forum will unite educators, researchers and industry from across the World to discuss the challenges, successes and potential of telecommunications and broadband deployment in the Arctic for economics, healthcare and education.

On 24-26 May 2017, the 5th China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium, hosted by Dalian Maritime University in collaboration with Polar Research Institute of China, will take place in Dalian, a port city in Northern China, with the conference theme of “Towards the Future: Trans-regional Cooperation in the Arctic: Development a...

13-15 June 2017 at University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway The Arctic is often claimed to be a unique region, both for its natural environment, as well as the peaceful political conditions that continue to prevail, despite the tensions and challenges taking place on a global scale. Cooperation in the Arctic has...


AMAP Assessment 2015 published

Tue, Feb 21, 2017
AMAP Assessment 2015: "Temporal Trends In Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Arctic" has now been published.

Northern Notes is the newsletter of the International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA). It is published on the web by the IASSA Secretariat twice a year with a Spring/Summer and an Autumn/Winter issue, and is available to all web users. To view previous issues, click here.



The Arctic is changing fast, both in terms of climate warming and in how organisms interact with each other. To understand the implications of such changes, we need to understand how Arctic ecosystems are structured, and how Arctic species are interlinked by complex, live interactions, such as predation and herbivory. In shor...

On January 31, 2017 Henning Åkesson and Øyvind Paasche (Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research and University of Bergen) invited Nordic researchers to sign a petition supporting their American colleagues in climate science.

UArctic Reseach office in Northern (Arctic) Federal University (Arkhangelsk) is hosting a new intern from France, Léa Giffard. She helps administering the Russian version of UArctic website, gives a hand in translating research articles and takes part in the pooling of ideas in the office, which intensively works in constant...

Organizers of the 3rd Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) International Online Conference 2017 announce an extended call for abstract submissions. This year's theme is entitled, "Outside the Box: Encouraging alternative solutions for undertaking and communicating polar research." This conference will be held...


International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU) of Durham University has released a new version of its widely used Arctic map. The maps may be found at: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ibru/resources/arctic/

Proposals are now being accepted for Breakout Sessions at the Fifth Arctic Circle Assembly to be held October 13 – 15, 2017 in Reykjavík, Iceland.