The Forum facilitates research on issues and problems relevant to the contemporary Northern agenda and believed to have global significance. The main mission of the NRF is to address the critical issues and highlight the opportunities which face people living in the regions of the Circumpolar North including the Nordic Region. Important topics and challenges include community viability, social and human capital, knowledge(s), quality of life, sustainable development and use of natural resources, energy efficiency, governance, human and environmental security, and environmental risks and threats, particularly climate change. Developing the capacity to address these issues is also central to the mandate of the NRF as a UArctic Institute.

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The Arctic Yearbook is the outcome of the Northern Research Forum and the UArctic Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security.

The first Arctic Yearbook was published in 2012 and the last one, 2014 edition was launched in the 2nd Arctic Circle conference in November 2014. All published Arctic Yearbooks (2012, 2013, 2014 editions) can be found at: