Bowhead whales are the marine mammals most vulnerable to disruption from increased ship traffic in waters off Alaska, a new study has concluded. Across the Arctic, narwhals are the most vulnerable. [Original article, Heather McFarland, UAF]

Building on ongoing academic efforts to better understand gender in the Arctic, “Women of the Arctic” seeks to carve out a non-academic space for women and girls who work on or live in the Arctic to explore the roles and contributions of women to northern policy-making, research, exploration, art, activism, and daily life.

On 18 June Northern Arctic Federal University in Arkhangelsk, Russia launched the X Summer School of the Russian Language and Culture. The School is an educational project organized by NArFU School of Humanities annually in mid June. Its programme combines language teaching with modules dedicated to the traditions, culture, h...


Northern (Arctic) Federal University (Arkhangelsk, North-West Russia) invites PhD students to participate in the International PhD School “Russia in the Arctic Dialogue” that will take place at the university venue in March 2019 as a side event of the V International Arctic Forum “Arctic: Territory of Dialogue”.

The workshop is organized by the Jean-Monnet Project GRASS – EU governance of natural resources: geopolitics, regions and sectors, and by CBHE Erasmus+ project SUNRAISE – Sustainable Natural Resource Use in Arctic and High Mountainous Areasand will take place at the Russian State Hydrometeorological University, St. Petersburg...



On June 27-28, policy leaders, researchers, tech industry experts and other executives met in Sapporo, Japan to discuss the need and potential for broadband across the Arctic, and how to best prepare for the many opportunities and even challenges the new technology will bring with it.

University of Helsinki and Helsinki Think Company are gathering together students interested in the Arctic to plan and carry out a meaningful event, campaign or a project that will communicate Arctic opportunities and challenges. International application deadline is on July 29.

Arctic Circle Assembly participants are invited to attend the final of the Mon projet nordique competition, which brings together six PhD students from Québec (Canada) and six international PhD students. The final of the contest will be organized on October 19-21, 2018 in Reykjavik, Iceland.