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10.11.2020 News

The new project on best practices in healthy ageing: Successful kick-off

The representatives of  Thule Institute, Arctic Health team at the University of Oulu coordinate a new networking project “Indigenous and non-indigenous residents of the Nordic-Russian region: Best practices for equity in healthy ageing (NORRUS-AGE)”. The project received its successful online start on November 4, 2020.

28.10.2020 News

New Integrated European Polar Research Programme now available online

The EU-PolarNet project (funded by H2020) came to its end in June 2020.  As a final product of the project the consortium is proud to introduce the first fully co-designed Integrated European Polar Research Programme. In addition, EU-PolarNet has published two white papers: White Paper on European Polar Infrastructure Access and Interoperability and White Paper on Status of Stakeholder Engagement in Polar Research. These white papers are also guiding the activities in EU-PolarNet 2 for next four years. The virtual kick-off was on October 26th

2.10.2020 News

Global Science TV: "Arctic ice keeps shrinking. Here’s what that means for all of us."

Global Science TV "The Arctic's new climate": Interviews with Arja Rautio, UArctic VP of Research, Thule Institute and Henry Burgess, the Head of the National Environmental Research Council.

21.9.2020 News

Free online One Health course organised by the Center for One Health Research of the University of Alaska Fairbanks will start on October 5, 2020

The Center for One Health Research (COHR) of the University of Alaska Fairbanks has been working hard to make learning about One Health accessible to interested people worldwide. The course is offered online for free and it will start on October 5, 2020. The One Health course is open for enrollment now.

14.9.2020 News

UArctic Congress to be held May 15-18, 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland

The UArctic Congress, originally planned for October 2020, will now take place May 15-18, 2021, in Reykjavik, Iceland in conjunction with the Arctic Council Ministerial meeting (May 19-20).

11.9.2020 News

Understanding and Responding to Global Health Security Risks from Microbial Threats in the Arctic: Proceedings of a Workshop

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in collaboration with the InterAcademy Partnership and the European Academies Science Advisory Committee held a workshop in November 2019 to bring together researchers and public health officials from different countries and across several relevant disciplines to explore what is known, and what critical knowledge gaps remain, regarding existing and possible future risks of harmful infectious agents emerging from thawing permafrost and melting ice in the Arctic region. 

10.9.2020 News

INTERACT Trans-national Access Webinar 15th September

Interested in applying INTERACT Trans-national Access or Remote Access?
Join our webinar on Tue 15th September at 11:00-12:00 (Finnish time) to learn more about the ongoing TA/RA Call that is open until 15th October for access taking place in s/s 2021 and a/w 2021-22.

Link to the webinar:

31.8.2020 News

The call for INTERACT Trans-national Access Call is open until 15th October

The EU-H2020 funded INTERACT (International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic) opens a call for research groups to apply Trans-national Access and Remote Access to 52 (TA) and 33 (RA) research stations.

6.7.2020 News

The call for proposals for international networking actions in the Arctic research 2/2020

Targeted call for Early stage researchers’ networking actions in the Arctic research, especially

18.6.2020 News

EU-PolarNet Webinar on Integrated Polar Research Programme - recording available

The EU-PolarNet Webinar "Stronger together: European cooperation for Polar science and society - The Integrated European Polar Research Programme" was held on June 11th.

17.6.2020 News

Networking with Arctic Attitude

When living in the North and the Arctic, one of the secrets to success is doing things together. That is the case in Arctic research too. Through common actions, there is a chance to achieve benefits that would not necessarily be possible or even make sense for an individual researcher or a research group. At the same time, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research is promoted.

15.6.2020 News

One Arctic, One Health Fact Sheet published

The One Health project is led by the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) of the Arctic Council and now is in its third Chairmanship cycle under the leadership of the United States, Canada, and Finland. The One Arctic, One Health Fact Sheet is now published.

15.6.2020 News

Researchers moved online

An article from ArcticFinland focusses on how Arctic research has moved online in response to COVID-19.

12.6.2020 News

Biodiversity and Human Health: What's a holistic approach to good health?

Good health is not the mere absence of diseases. It is the result of a complex interplay between factors influencing our daily lives and the surrounding environment. However, increased human activities resulting in the loss of natural habitats imperil both healthy ecosystems and healthy humans. 

9.6.2020 News

Postponement of UArctic Congress to May 2021

UArctic Congress takes place in Reykjavik, Iceland in May 2021 in conjunction with the Arctic Council Ministerial. Exact dates to be announced soon.

9.6.2020 News

Two post-doctoral positions open in the Arctic Centre

The Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland is seeking to fill two post-doctoral research positions that will address decadal to centennial changes in Arctic climate and biodiversity, including social-ecological feedbacks and drivers.

20.5.2020 News

One Health Master's Degree Program now available online

University of Alaska Fairbanks One Health Team wants to reach out with a program opportunity for students that want to deepen their understanding of One Health and incorporate the paradigm and problem-solving skills into their future careers. 

8.5.2020 News

A new webinar series: INTERACT Stories of Arctic Science and Stations

Join the webinar on Tuesday afternoons at 14-15 CEST to hear captivating stories about Arctic research stations and science done at them with support from INTERACT Trans-National Access. The first webinar is on Tue 12 May. 

25.2.2020 News

UArctic Congress Youth Panel

What would you do if you were in charge? The Arctic Youth Network has partnered with the UArctic Congress 2020 to bring together a panel to participate in a plenary session on youth: how youth see the future of the Arctic, what they think should be done, and how they would do it were they in a position of power.

25.2.2020 News

INTERACT Trans-national Access Call is open until 31st March to 10 new stations in INTERACT III

The EU-H2020 funded INTERACT (International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic) opens a call for research groups to apply for Trans-national Access to 10 new research stations offering TA in INTERACT III. The stations included in the call are located in Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Russia, Svalbard, and USA.

16.12.2019 News

Celebrating the first 25 years of the European Polar Board, 1995-2020

Throughout 2020, the European Polar Board (EPB) celebrates its 25th Anniversary. During the year, several activities and events are planned to be held at major international Antarctic and Arctic research and policy meetings, details of which will be released via the EPB website and other channels.

26.11.2019 News

Report on Understanding the Bottlenecks in Cross-Border Research

A report entitled "Scientific Cooperation within the Arctic: Understanding the Bottlenecks in Cross-Border Research" based on the UArctic Survey "Potentials and expectations of the Agreement on Enhancing Arctic Scientific Cooperation" is now available.

13.11.2019 News

UArctic Congress 2020 Call for Session Proposals

We welcome proposals for sessions to be held either during the UArctic Congress program dates on October 6–7 or during a joint day with the Arctic Circle Assembly on Oct 8.