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Job Opportunity: Head of Administration at the Arctic Council Secretariat

The ACS is currently seeking a new Head of administration. The Head of administration is responsible for all matters relating to finances, human resources, and contractin...
12 Apr 2024

New report: types of ships operating in the Arctic

A report from the Arctic Council Working Group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment reveals the types of ships operating in the Arctic
08 Apr 2024

Erika Anne Hayfield on gender equality in the Faroe Islands and small Arctic communities

An interview on the importance of context in gender equality, why mainstream gender approaches might not work in smaller communities and why it’s important to include a m...
26 Mar 2024

Interview with Guri Storaas, EGBCM Chair

Guri Storaas is Deputy Director General at the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment and Chair of the Arctic Council’s Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane (E...
25 Mar 2024

Q&A on the nexus of gender and the environment with Dr. Malgorzata ‘Gosia’ Smieszek-Rice

We wanted to explore the nexus of gender and environment in the Arctic and caught up with Dr. Malgorzata ‘Gosia’ Smieszek-Rice for a rapid Q&A. Gosia is postdoctoral rese...
19 Mar 2024

Women of the Arctic Council: Guri Storaas

In honor of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we spoke with some women who work with the Arctic Council to learn more about their important work, opportunities and ch...
14 Mar 2024

New educational video launched to help Arctic communities respond to oil spill pollution

The video, developed by Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response Working Group (EPPR), is the third and final in a series devoted to oil spill preparedness and res...
08 Mar 2024

Women of the Arctic Council: Sarah Cox

In honor of International Women’s Day this month, we spoke with some women who work with the Arctic Council to learn more about their work, opportunities and challenges f...
07 Mar 2024

Women of the Arctic Council: Henna Haapala

In honor of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we spoke with some women who work with the Arctic Council to learn more about their important work, opportunities and ch...
06 Mar 2024

Women of the Arctic Council: Olivia Lassaline

In honor of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we spoke with some women who work with the Arctic Council to learn more about their important work, opportunities and ch...
04 Mar 2024

Arctic Council advances resumption of project-level work

Consensus was reached for the gradual resumption of official Working Group meetings in a virtual format, enabling project-level work to further advance
28 Feb 2024

Arctic Shipping Update: 37% Increase in Ships in the Arctic Over 10 Years

The Arctic Council Working Group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) published an update of 10-year trends in Arctic shipping, utilizing its Arctic ...
31 Jan 2024

Arctic Youth High on the Agenda during Norwegian Chairship meeting with Indigenous Permanent Participant Organizations

Updates were exchanged on the status of the Norwegian Chairship of the Arctic Council (2023-2025) and Permanent Participants’ activities. Other important topics include y...
29 Jan 2024

The Norwegian Chairship at Arctic Frontiers 2024

The Norwegian Chairship of the Arctic Council (2023-2025) hosted a series of side events at the Arctic Frontiers conference 2024 in Tromsø, Norway. Find the recordings of...
22 Jan 2024

New Report Released on Flag States of Ships in the Arctic

The Arctic Council’s Working Group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) issued its fourth Arctic Shipping Status Report – Flag States of Ships in the...
19 Dec 2023

5 things to know about Arctic seabirds and plastics

Seabirds play an important role in marine ecosystems and are culturally important for Arctic Indigenous Peoples. However, some Arctic seabird species are in decline due t...
10 Dec 2023

Northernmost “Plastic in a Bottle” launched to gain insight on Arctic plastic pollution

Launched at 84 degrees north, the capsule will enable the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment to track how plastics travel in and out of Arctic waters
14 Nov 2023

Interview with Ole Kristian Bjerkemo, EPPR Chair

Ole Kristian Bjerkemo may be the newest Chair of the Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response Working Group (EPPR), but EPPR is no stranger to him. Ole Kristian ha...
02 Nov 2023

Interview with Inga Nyhamar, SDWG Chair

People living in the Arctic are top of mind for Inga Nyhamar, the new Chair of the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG). While we can all admire ...
30 Oct 2023
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