Martin Forsius, a Research Professor with the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), has been nominated as the incoming Chair of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), an Arctic Council Working Group. 

A new publication "The New Arctic" highlights how, and in what parts, the natural and political system is being transformed and contributes to our further understanding of the changes that are taking place.

The 2015 Arctic Energy Summit is a multidisciplinary event expected to draw several hundred industry officials, scientists, academics, policy makers, energy professionals and community leaders together to collaborate and share leading approaches on Arctic energy issue.



A recently published correspondence paper discusses why citizen scientists and local communities should work together on sustainable development issues.





At the training ground "Spasskaya Pad"was held the joint summer school of Hokkaido University, Institute of Biological Cryolithozone Problems (Siberian Branch RAS) and North-Eastern Federal University. The study involved NEFU students and postgraduates, and nine students from the Hokkaido University.

The scientific conference “Our Common Future under Climate Change” (CFCC15), organised in Paris in July 2015, covered the full landscape of scientific knowledge on climate change. The Outcome Statement indicates the scientific foundation for action, with both problem and solution space.


Public Health is moving forward on the special issue related to ‘Extreme Epidemiology’ to be published in fall 2016, and the editors are in process of developing a list of potential authors and manuscripts until Sept 1, 2015. The focus is on epidemiology in extreme climates, including the Arctic and the tropics.