The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group of the Arctic Council, in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), are excited to announce several Fellowship programs.


University of Akureyri, in cooperation with the Model Arctic Council Thematic Network, will host a Model Arctic Council (MAC) from March 22 to 27, 2020 in Akureyri, Iceland, for students interested in Arctic and circumpolar affairs.

Professor Jeffrey Welker from the University of Oulu and the University of Alaska Anchorage alongside with 30 co-authors from UArctic affiliated institutions and research groups just published a paper on the large loss of CO2 in winter observed across the northern permafrost region.

Nafisa Yeasmin, the lead of UArctic's Thematic Network on Arctic Migration, has received the Academic of the Year award granted by the Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers (FUURT).

The third Arctic Science Ministerial(ASM3) will take stock of the progress made by the international community up to 2020. ASM3 will be held in Tokyo, Japan on the 21st and 22nd of November 2020 and will be co-hosted by Iceland.



The Norwegian state budget proposal for this coming fiscal year had one very positive piece of news. The Ministry of Education has proposed a 4 million NOK increase in the Norwegian funding of the north2north program, up from today’s 1.4 million NOK.

APECS Russia and the UK Polar Network invite Early Career Scientists from UK and Russia to apply to the interdisciplinary field course in the Russian Arctic titled “Arctic Interdisciplinary Studies – ARCTIS”. The field course will take place in Khanty-Mansiysk (Yugra) Autonomous Region, Russia on February 17-23, 2020.


Ten Arctic members and one non-Arctic member were voted in by the Council of UArctic in their annual meeting in Stockholm, Sweden in September 2019. Six of the new member institutions are based in the United States, and the network also welcomed its first member from India. The current total of UArctic members is 212.


The international Arctic Spirit Conference will take place on November 12th-13th in Rovaniemi, Finland. The theme of this year’s conference is climate change and the future generations. The goal of the event is to enhance dialogue between researchers, youth and decision-makers.