The Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN) was officially launched on 7 February 2013 with the signing of an agreement between the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the IACN at the research center Borgir, Akureyri.

The Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network is a part of the Governments progress plan - Iceland 20/20 – a policy statement for an efficient economy and society, including plans for investments in human resources and the necessary infrastructure for the economy, as well as policies on how to strengthen education and culture, innovation and development. The project is the result of the cooperation between the local Eything, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture and the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources and the numerous parties involved with Arctic issues in Akureyri.

The founders of the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network are:

 

Arctic Portal                    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna                     University of Akureyri                    Icelandic Tourism Research Centre               Northern Research Forum

   Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment                Polar Law Institute                      Rannís                      University of Akureyri, Research Centre                  Stefansson institute

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