The Russian Academy of Sciences announces its 8th annual conference, "Nature of the Shelf and Archipelagos of the European Arctic," to be held 9-11 November 2008, in Murmansk, Russia. The conference will focus on important aspects of scientific studies of the shelf and archipelagos of the European Arctic, plans and research p...

New oil & gas discoveries, field developement of Goliat, further exploartion and expectations for business opportunities and impact from the Oil & Gas activity are some om the topics to be discussed at this years Barents Sea Conference, held in Hammerfest, Norway between April 22-23, 2008.

The Canadian Science Writers' Association (CSWA) announces its 2008 annual conference, "Science Under the Midnight Sun," to be held from 24-27 May 2008, at Yukon College, in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Researchers are invited to submit a 100-word poster abstract discussing their work on major initiatives.

The Norwegian Hydrological Council announces the "Hydrology in the Arctic Climate" Conference, to be held 16-18 June 2008, at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway. The hydrological system of the Arctic is highly vulnerable to climate change. Permafrost conditions, precipitation changes and...

Marianne Jorgensen has recently started a new position as UArctic catalog studies coordinator.  She will be working with Camilla Hansen, the Director of the UArctic Catalog project, on the development of the UArctic online course catalog.  Marianne has worked for Scandinavian Seminar in Amherst, Massachusetts, for the last ei...


The consequences of climate change are already visible in our region and not least in the Arctic areas. As a result of their geographic location, the Nordic countries have a special responsibility for the environment in the Arctic. The rapid melting of the polar ice is a serious problem that must not be ignored.