A Canada Research Chair position in Numerical Modeling of Arctic Marine Ecosystems is available at Laval University in Quebec, Canada. The start date for this position is 1 September 2011.




The host of the 2010 UArctic Rectors’ Forum, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, invites graduate students to accompany their Rector to Fairbanks to participate in a Student Seminar. The theme of the seminar is “Role of Arctic Universities in Addressing Community Problems in the North” and will take place from August 11-14, 2...


This Spring 2010 Progress edition covers: the IPY Conferences in 2010 and 2012; the announcement of the first IASC Medal; new ICSU funded projects; ISC internal news.


An information flyer entitled "Exploring Polar Science" is now available for students and early career scientists. The flyer is a shared initiative of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), the University of the Arctic (UArctic), the Scientific Committee on...

Alaska has lost one of its greatest resources. Walter J. Hickel, twice governor of Alaska and former Secretary of the Interior, and founder of the Institute of the North. 


Shell Safety Measures in Arctic Under Scrutiny As Shell plans to start drilling in waters off NW Alaska this summer Alaskan communities and environmental groups argue before a federal appeals court and authorities want to know what additional safety procedures are planned "in light of the Deepwater Horizon di...


New IASSA website launched

Wed, May 05, 2010
The International Arctic Social Science Association is pleased to announce the launch of its new website. The website is hosted and designed by Teikn, a company which also runs the Arctic Portal website.

The Arctic Leaders Summit took place in Moscow on 14-15 April 2010. The leaders, representatives of the Permanent Participants of the Arctic Council, released a declaration at the end of the summit with a variety of recommendations. One such recommendation involves the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) which asked t...