Professor Lassi Heininen was awarded Knight’s Cross of the Icelandic Order of the Falcon by Dr. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, the President of the Republic of Iceland due to his contributions for Iceland and the Finnish-Icelandic relations.

The 2013 Arctic Energy Summit

Wed, Jun 26, 2013
We are excited to release the agenda for the 2013 Arctic Energy Summit! It is filled with speakers who are leaders in the industry, academic, government and non-profit sectors around the world. These speakers will help us explore key questions related to areas of interest including:

The Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, is offering one three-year PhD studentship to work on a project about human-animal relations in the circumpolar North. The position can start either in January 2014 or October 2014 and be based in Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom. The studentship will include...


The 7th UArctic Rectors' Forum is hosted by the Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU) in Arkhangelsk, Russia, June 27th and 28th, 2013. The theme of the 2013 Rectors’ Forum is "The Northern Sea Route Logistics, Transportation and Infrastructure”. Further information on the Rectors' Forum program and registration detail...

Date: 15–16 October 2013Venue: “National Museum of Nature and Science” in Tokyo To manage the considerable data legacy of the International Polar Year (IPY), National Antarctic Data Centres under SCAR initiated several dedicated data-services. To construct an effective framework for long-term stewardship, da...

The theme of the course in autumn 2013 is 'Changing Landscapes of the North - Interactive landscape data visualization and sonification'. The workshop aims to explore and visualize landscape changes in the Arctic and Subarctic in an experimental manner.Deadline for applications: 16 September 2013

Harry Borlase has a long history with UArctic and the North. In March 2013 he was given a chance to put all his northern knowledge and expertise to good use when he was nominated to represent the New Democratic Party of Canada in the Labrador by-election.

UArctic members and their current IT/web service providers are invited to submit offers for the development of the UArctic student website. The full conditions and details of the call are defined in the Request for Tender. The call deadline is June 30, 2013 with successful candidate(s) informed by July 31, 2013. Contact Scott...

The latest Summer 2013 newsletter from the International Arctic Science Committee. This edition focuses on current and planned activities of the five IASC Working Groups.

The 5th International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology will be held in Big Sky, Montana (USA) from 8-12 September 2013. This meeting will be a continuation of the highly successful meetings previously held in Rovaniemi, Finland (2004), Innsbruck, Austria (2006), Banff, Canada (2008) and Ljubljana, Slovenia (2011),...

A funded Ph.D. in Tourism Studies and Anthropology is available at the Faculties of Engineering and Natural Sciences and Social Sciences University of Iceland. Deadline: June 14, 2013.


The spring 2013 issue of the Bulletin is posted at http://arcticcentre.ulapland.fi/polarweb/plc/pubs.asp. Many thanks to all of you who submitted material and to our wizards for posting. Please send articles, comments, announcements, ideas, etc., for the fall issue to us at jebraundallen@uaa.alaska.edu and docar...