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WKU-CHNGES research continues in Iceland…

20.Jun.2017

WKU-CHNGES research continues in Iceland this summer

Students from Western Kentucky University’s Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies, CHNGES, continue research after a study abroad course in Iceland this summer. Fifteen students, two faculty, and one program assistant participated...

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Network of Arctic Research and Projects …

16.Mar.2017

Network of Arctic Research and Projects Update

Dear IACN members and friends, we are now updating and renewing our Network of Arctic Research and Projects. In addition to the existing network on Arctic researchers, specialists, and consultants...

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Call for paper proposals: Arctic social …

14.Mar.2017

Call for paper proposals: Arctic social sciences, humanities, and the roles of library, archival, and information sciences

IASSA is in the process of putting together and editing a book of collected papers on the role(s) of librarians, archivists, and information professionals working in and with the Arctic...

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Call for Abstracts: The 5th China-Nordic…

02.Mar.2017

Call for Abstracts: The 5th China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium 2017

We cordially invite proposals for oral presentations at the 5th China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium. Proposals are welcome from researchers affiliated with Nordic and Chinese universities, research institutes, think tanks and organizations.All presentations...

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Students and faculty at Western Kentucky…

12.May.2016

Students and faculty at Western Kentucky University heading to Iceland

Eighteen students, three faculty, and two program assistants head to Iceland for the second year of this Faculty-Led Study Abroad program. Iceland: Perspectives and Realities of Climate Change gives students the...

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Vacancy: Executive Secretary of the Inte…

28.Apr.2016

Vacancy: Executive Secretary of the International Arctic Science Committee

  The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) seeks an Executive Secretary to direct the IASC Secretariat, to guide IASC activities and to manage IASC finances. IASC is the leading non-governmental, international science...

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IASC Medal Award 2017

18.Apr.2016

IASC Medal Award 2017

IASC Medals are awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic. A maximum of one award is made each year, assuming that there is...

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Sjálfvirk skrásetning afla um borð í fis…

18.Apr.2016

Sjálfvirk skrásetning afla um borð í fiskiskipum

Ísland hefur verið í fararbroddi við notkun nýjustu tækni í sjávarútvegi um áratugabil hvort sem um er að ræða fiskveiðar, fiskvinnslu eða fiskveiðistjórnun. Í hádegisfyrirlestri, miðvikudaginn 20. apríl kl. 11.30-12.10, mun...

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Call for Papers: A European Arctic Polic…

15.Apr.2016

Call for Papers: A European Arctic Policy: the role of non-Arctic members

The International Congress A European Arctic Policy: the role of non- Arctic Member States (June 10, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain) will discuss the role played by non- Arctic European...

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Scapula Divination and the Film "Es…

06.Apr.2016

Scapula Divination and the Film "Eskimo" at the University of Akureyri

 University of Akureyri, Room M101Tuesday 12 April, at 13:30 Everybody Welcome! The film is a part of the course Introduction to the Circumpolar World and is open to everyone interested. Dr. Lawrence...

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Sumarnámskeið um loftslagsmál

06.Apr.2016

Sumarnámskeið um loftslagsmál

Háskólinn á Akureyri og Western Kentucky University (WKU) ásamt Norðurslóðaneti Íslands standa að sameiginlegu sumarnámskeiði á Akureyri dagana 15. maí - 15. júní 2016 sem ber yfirskriftina Climate change and...

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Fish, people and property rights - Socia…

10.Feb.2016

Fish, people and property rights - Social implications of fisheries governance in fishery dependent societies, from the North-Atlantic Arctic to Galicia.

Fish, people and property rights - Social implications of fisheries governance in fishery dependent societies, from the North-Atlantic Arctic to Galicia. A research project funded by NILS Science and Sustainability (ES07)...

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Norwegian and Icelandic Institutes Lead …

25.Jan.2016

Norwegian and Icelandic Institutes Lead a New Nordic Centre of Excellence for Arctic Research

The Stefansson Arctic Institute, the University of Iceland, and the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network are Icelandic representatives in ´ARCPATH´ - a NordForsk-funded Nordic Centre of Excellence in Arctic Research. The...

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9th Polar Law Symposium - The Role of La…

22.Jan.2016

9th Polar Law Symposium - The Role of Law in Polar Governance

9th Polar Law Symposium - THE ROLE OF LAW IN POLAR GOVERNANCEAkureyri & Reykjavík, Iceland5th – 9th October 2016 Call for PapersThe Faculty of Law at the University of Akureyri, Iceland...

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Open Call - Nordic Arctic Cooperation Pr…

19.Nov.2015

Open Call - Nordic Arctic Cooperation Programme 2015-2017

The Arctic Cooperation Programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers has opened up its call for project applications for financial support in 2016 to new project proposals as well as...

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Mannvirkjastofnun nýr aðili Norðurslóðan…

11.Nov.2015

Mannvirkjastofnun nýr aðili Norðurslóðanetsins

Mannvirkjastofnun hefur nú bæst við í hóp aðila Norðurslóðanets Íslands. Mannvirkjastofnun hefur á undanförnum árum lagt vaxandi áherslu á þátttöku í ýmsum rannsóknum á sviði umhverfis- og byggingarverkfræði og á...

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Law Forum: From Politics to Governance

02.Nov.2015

Law Forum: From Politics to Governance

Law Forum at the University of Akureyri, Iceland.3 November 2015, at 12:00-13:00 in Room M101. Presenter: Dr. Jessica Shadian, Nansen Visiting Professor 2015-2016 at the University of Akureyri.Title: From Politics to...

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Biology Iceland 2015

29.Oct.2015

Biology Iceland 2015

The Icelandic Biological Society with special support frm the Biology institute at the University of Iceland, announces the Biannual conference on biology in Iceland November 5. – 7. 2015. Registration...

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UArctic Congress 2016 science session pr…

28.Oct.2015

UArctic Congress 2016 science session proposal call open

The first ever Congress of the University of the Arctic (UArctic) will take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia on 12-16 September 2016:See webpage. Hosted by Saint Petersburg State University, the inaugural...

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5th International Polar Tourism Research…

27.Oct.2015

5th International Polar Tourism Research Network

The fifth conference of the International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN) will be hosted at the edge of the Arctic in the community of Raufarhöfn (pop. 200) in Northeast Iceland...

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New publication: Arctic Yearbook 2015

21.Oct.2015

New publication: Arctic Yearbook 2015

The Arctic Yearbook 2015 was launched on Friday, October 16, 2015 during the US Arctic Circle Reception,  hosted by the US embassy in Iceland. The event took place during the...

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Breakout Session: Arctic Freshwater

14.Oct.2015

Breakout Session: Arctic Freshwater

The Breakout Session „Arctic Freshwater Resource Dynamics and Socio-environmental Challenges under a Changing Climate” will be held on Saturday 17 October at 15:30h - 17:00h at the Arctic Circle Assembly...

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Breakout Session: Arctic Traditional Mus…

24.Sep.2015

Breakout Session: Arctic Traditional Music and Cultural Integrity

The Breakout Session "Arctic Traditional Music and Cultural Integrity" will be held on Saturday 17 October at 17h - 18:30h at the Arctic Circle Assembly 2015 in Harpa, Reykjavík. Organizers...

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Internship at the Icelandic Arctic Coope…

22.Sep.2015

Internship at the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network 2015-2016

Western Kentucky University student Tara Sorrels, an International Business major, completed an internship this summer at the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN) in Akureyri, Iceland, under the direction of Embla...

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New publication: The New Arctic

01.Sep.2015

New publication: The New Arctic

The New Arctic was recently published by Springer publishers. Editors are: Birgitte Evengård, Øvind Paasche and Joan Nymand Larsen, specialist at Stefansson Arctic Institite. It presents the latest facts about...

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Styrkir til að stunda rannsóknir í Kína

07.Aug.2015

Styrkir til að stunda rannsóknir í Kína

Kínversk-norræna Norðurslóðamiðstöðin í Shanghai (China-Nordic Arctic Research Centre) auglýsir rannsóknarstyrki fyrir tímabilið 15. október 2015 til 15. maí 2016. Í boði eru tveir styrkir til norrænna vísindamanna og tveir styrkir...

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Arctic photography competition display i…

30.Jul.2015

Arctic photography competition display in Akureyri

“Arctic Biodiversity Through the Lens”, a photography exhibit displaying the beauty of the Arctic, will open in Akureyri, Iceland, Friday July 31 at the Hof Cultural building at 14:00. The exhibition...

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Akureyrarbær nýr aðili að Norðurslóðanet…

05.Jun.2015

Akureyrarbær nýr aðili að Norðurslóðaneti Íslands

Akureyrarbær hefur bæst í hóp aðila Norðurslóðanets Íslands. Samþykkt var á fundi bæjarráðs Akureyrar, fimmtudaginn 21. maí 2015, að Akureyrarbær sækti um aðild að Norðurslóðaneti Íslands. Fulltrúar bæjarins hafa sótt fundi...

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Ferskvatn breytist hratt vegna hlýnunar

18.May.2015

Ferskvatn breytist hratt vegna hlýnunar

Nýlokið er yfirgripsmikilli ráðstefnu um stöðu og framtíð vísindarannsókna á norðurslóðum. Ráðstefnan var haldin í tengslum við árlega Vísindaviku Norðursins (Arctic Science Summit Week) sem að þessu sinni var haldin...

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New Polar Law and Resources book release…

13.May.2015

New Polar Law and Resources book released

An overview of Polar law questions and topical developments was provided in the pioneering 2010 Polar Law Textbook and in the 2013 Polar Law Textbook II both of which covered...

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Nansen Professorship in Arctic Studies

08.May.2015

Nansen Professorship in Arctic Studies

The Ministers for Foreign Affairs in Iceland and Norway signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Akureyri, Iceland, which includes several aspects of cooperation in the field of Arctic scientific...

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Stríð eða friður á Norðurskautinu

04.May.2015

Stríð eða friður á Norðurskautinu

Þriðjudaginn 5. maí mun Michael Byers frá University of British Columbia halda erindi á lögfræðitorgi Háskólans á Akureyri. Erindi verður haldið í stofu M102 á Sólborg milli kl. 12.00-13.00 og...

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Skýrsla um jafnrétti á norðurslóðum

21.Apr.2015

Skýrsla um jafnrétti á norðurslóðum

Út er komin skýrsla um jafnréttismál á norðurslóðum, Gender Equality in the Arctic: Current Realities, Future Challenges en hún byggir á tveggja daga alþjóðlegri ráðstefnu sem haldin var á Akureyri...

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New Network of Arctic Research and Proje…

17.Apr.2015

New Network of Arctic Research and Projects

For the past weeks, the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN) has been preparing a new site on its webpage, a network, where information about researchers and specialists in Iceland who...

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Ný bók um þjóðarétt vegna olíu- og gasvi…

14.Apr.2015

Ný bók um þjóðarétt vegna olíu- og gasvinnslu á norðurslóðum

Miðvikudaginn 15. apríl kynnti Rachael Lorna Johnstone, prófessor og formaður lagadeildar Háskólans á Akureyri bók sína sem ber titilinn Offshore Oil and Gas Development in the Arctic under International Law:...

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Executive Secretary of the Arctic Counci…

10.Apr.2015

Executive Secretary of the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group

Request for Proposals (RFP) to secure the next Executive Secretary of the Arctic Council's Sustainable Development Working Group has now been posted on the Government of Canada website. This RFP...

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