The application deadline for the PhD course "Resource development versus other community sustainability options?" is June 15. The course is organized by the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Extractive Industries, and it takes place Aug 29 to Sept 4, 2016 in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

"Arctic Floating University", joint scientific and educational project implemented by NArFU anв Northern Branch of RosHydroMet, supported by the Russian Geographical Society started its eighth Arctic expedition.

The final stage of the youth project contest "Discover the Arctic" was held at Northern (Arctic) Federal University (Russia) in the framework of the all-Russian conference "The Arctic as a national megaproject: personnel and research support"

On August 17-18, 2016, the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland will organize a seminar “New Forms of Law and Governance for and from the Arctic”, which will look at research approaches to explore the role of law and other institutions in governance of natural resources in the Arctic. [link]

Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University has announced plans to establish the number of scientific vehicle testing facilities for the Arctic zone of Russia. According to plan NEFU will lead experimental methods and tests of modern technologies.

Finland's former Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen, a Friend of UArctic, has been received the Arctic Hero prize during the High North Dialogue meeting at Nord University in Bodø, Norway. Lipponen remarked, "This is my Nobel prize" on receiving the award. [Source: High North News, in Norwegian].