This year's Council meeting has a significant emphasis on the future direction of the network. Among the issues discussed are UArctic's new Strategic Plan 2020-2030 and the changing UArctic's legal status to a registered non-profit association.

The Arctic Council’s Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) Working Group launched the first bottle equipped with a GPS transmitter into the Atlantic today 12 September. Called “plastic in a bottle”, the capsule will simulate how marine litter and plastics travel far distances into and out of Arctic waters. The co...




The Calotte Academy 2019 has been postponed to 12-19 November, 2019 and is planned to be organized in the European Arctic — Inari and Hetta, Finland; Kautokeino, Norway; Apatity, Russia (tbc.).

The Arctic Frontiers Science Committees invite abstracts for Arctic Frontiers Science 2020. Arctic Frontiers 2020 will convene 26-30 January 2020, while Arctic Frontiers Science will run 28-30 January 2020, in Tromsø, Norway.  


Extended deadline. To stimulate academic research and to strengthen cultural exchanges and promote academic cooperation in snow and ice architecture HIT, UArctic and the IASS Working Group 21 have organized the 2019 HIT International Ice and Snow Architecture Innovation Design and Construction Competition.



A field-based training course for graduate/post-doc level snow scientists on state-of-the-art snow measurement techniques will take place at Col du Lautaret, France from February 16th through the 22nd. The focus topic for the year is "Snow in a changing climate, impact on humans and nature".


The Arctic week 2019

Mon, Sep 02, 2019
Call for proposals for the Arctic week 2019 in Paris. The Arctic week 2019 will take place from December 9 to 13 at the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs in Paris. The event will be chaired by Ségolène Royal, ambassador for the poles.

A tradition of UArctic Rectors' Forums is for the participating students to publish a Student Declaration, outlining their vision and highlighting key issues for the assembled rectors and UArctic's leadership. The Declaration from the 2019 meeting at Trent University follows.