The European Polar Board (EPB) Strategy Action Group would like to solicit input from all EPB stakeholders regarding future strategic direction of the European Polar Board. The last date for providing your input is Friday, 30th of October 2015.  

On-line course “The Changing Arctic” presents a range of topics from the forefront of Arctic science including landscape formation, permafrost dynamics, glaciology, land-atmosphere links, ecology on land and in freshwaters, and implications of change for the People of the North and the global community.

The Nordic Council of Ministers, under Nordregio, will shortly be inviting applications for its Arctic cooperation programme. The call will be announced 16th of November, 2015 with an expected deadline 8 weeks later.

Russian Foundation for Humanities (RFH) and joint Baltic Sea research and development programme (BONUS) organize the International Competition of joint research projects in the humanities and social sciences. The call opens 9 November 2015. The deadline for proposal submission is 10 March 2016.

The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), invites Early Career Scientists (ECS) to apply for the IASC Fellowship Program 2016. Applications should be sent by 15 November 2015.

UArctic Days were organised at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), at Kuopio campus on 29th of September, and at Joensuu campus on 30th of September 2015. The days provided information on UArctic activities and possibilities for research cooperation, education and student exchange.

We are excited to invite you to the first UArctic Congress, held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, from September 12-16, 2016. Hosted by Saint Petersburg State University, the inaugural UArctic Congress 2016 will feature Science and Meeting sections, including: 

UArctic's Thematic Network on Northern Nursing Education, approved by the UArctic Council in June 2015, has launched their new web pages. The goal of the Northern Nursing Education Network is to address the accessibility and quality of baccalaureate nursing education in the northern regions.