Thematic sessions include:

  1. Arctic tourism;
  2. Arctic sustainability;
  3. Globalization and the Arctic;
  4. China, Nordic countries and the Arctic

Call for abstracts opens on 15th January 2016. Registration for participants will open later.

For more information: follow the websites and or send e-mail to the addresses below and ask their name to be added to a list for updates


Malgorzata Smieszek,, +358 40 4844400 Markku Heikkilä,, + 358 40 4844300 at Arctic Centre

Deng Beixi,, +86 185 0170 2377 Egill Nielsson,, +86 131 6241 7903 at China-Nordic Arctic Research Center (CNARC) Secretariat

CNARC The China-Nordic Arctic Research Center (CNARC) Secreteriat was established in Shanghai on 10th December 2013 by 10 Member Institutes, four Chinese and six Nordic, which all have capacities to influence and coordinate Arctic research.

CNARC’s purpose is to provide a platform for academic cooperation to increase awareness, understanding and knowledge of the Arctic and its global impacts, as well as to promote cooperation for sustainable development of the Nordic Arctic and coherent development of China in a global context. CNARC’s research themes include: 

1). Arctic climate change and its impacts;

2). Arctic resources, shipping and economic cooperation;

3). Arctic policy-making and legislation.

CNARC activities include carrying out joint research projects in accordance with the research themes, developing Arctic research networks and frontiers by providing opportunities for Chinese and Nordic scholars to conduct Arctic research through fellowships and scholarships, convening regularly the China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium and other workshops, and facilitating information sharing and cultural exchange between China and Nordic Countries in Arctic context.

CNARC will offer fellowships for scholars and scholar-/ internships for students at Nordic and Chinese institutes to conduct collaborative research within CNARC network for a period of one to six months. CNARC meets on a yearly basis in the framework of the China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium on a predetermined topics with regards to the Arctic research. Member institutes take turns to host the Symposium, rotating annually between Chinese and Nordic members of the network. CNARC can also host workshops independently or jointly with other organizations.