Thematic Network on Arctic Geology


In recent years, interest for minerals and hydrocarbon resources in the Arctic has increased significantly. Studies on geological resources in the North American and European Arctic, Greenland and Asia have many similar challenges, and researchers working in these regions would therefore benefit enormously from cooperation and knowledge sharing, which is the aim of this Thematic Network. Common for all regions in the Arctic is that exploitation of minerals and hydrocarbon resources impacts significantly environment as well as the culture and economy of the indigenous peoples living in the region. Students educated at the network’s programs will be working on the exploitation of the minerals and therefore it is important for them to learn to understand the importance of indigenous issues.


  • Arrange workshops at partner universities
  • Facilitate exchange of students, researchers and teachers
  • Participate in joint proposals for external research funding
  • Develop learning materials and host common courses/joint educational programs
  • Offer access to laboratory facilities
  • Easy access to relevant Arctic geological data, for example through Svalbox geoscientific portal 

Other Information

More information and past activities can be found here.

Video interview: Kim Senger, Lead of the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Geology