The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) are jointly organizing the SCAR/IASC IPY Open Science Conference in St Petersburg, Russia, on 8-11 July 2008. Natural and social scientists are invited to present papers under a series of session headings that address the t...


The University of the Arctic would like to congratulate Dr. Anna Sinisalo on successfully completing and defending her PhD thesis on ‘Geophysical exploration of Antarctic blue ice areas (BIAs) for paleoclimate applications’. Anna has been a long time friend of the UArctic, and a great role model for young polar research...





Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada is seeking submissions for presentations to and participation in our upcoming conference, “Sexual Health is Everyone’s Responsibility”. This sexual health conference will explore the effects of the resource extraction industry on Inuit sexual health by bringing together researchers, front-li...



The Nordic response to the climate challenges was the main theme of the Nordic Council Session in Oslo 30 October to 1 November. The Nordic Prime Ministers also took the opportunity to move forward with joint Nordic measures on globalisation. Among the initiatives is a forum for freedom of movement to be led by the former...


Studying on the 70° parallel, Irina Demina feels like she’s on top of the world. Since arriving in Tromso Norway in early August 2007, the 21 year old Russian exchange student has felt at home in her new northern surroundings, and is thoroughly enjoying her experiences of studying and living above the Arctic circle.

The University of the Arctic’s Thematic Networks (TN) program continues to grow. Kirsi Latola, programme coordinator for TN Programme office, has already received several ideas for new networks.