The new Thematic Networks are:
- Thematic Network on Decolonization of Arctic Library and Archives Metadata (DALAM), hosted by Polar Libraries Colloquy, Canada
- Thematic Network on Digital North: Three-Dimensional Technologies and Arctic Education, hosted by UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
- Thematic Network on Frozen Arctic Conservation, hosted by University of Lapland, Finland
- Thematic Network on Northern and Arctic Island Studies Research, hosted by University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland
Websites for each one of the new Thematic Networks are being prepared and will be launched in coming weeks. Please follow Thematic Networks website.
Once approved by the Assembly, the Thematic Networks are given provisional status for a period of one year. In the second year, if the new Thematic Network has shown that activities have been initiated, then their endorsement will become final.
The Assembly also decided to grant final endorsement to seven Thematic Networks endorsed for provisional period in 2021:
- Thematic Network on Arctic Indigenous Film, hosted by the International Sámi Film Institute, Norway
- Thematic Network on Arctic Space Hub, hosted by the Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory, University of Oulu, Finland
- Thematic Network on Arctic Urban Planning and Design, hosted by UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
- Thematic Network on Bioregional Planning for Resilient Rural Communities, hosted by the University of New England, USA
- Thematic Network on Children of the Arctic, hosted by the Ilisimatusarfik / University of Greenland, Greenland
- Thematic Network on Circular Economy, hosted by Lapland University of Applied Sciences, Finland
- Thematic Network on Critical Arctic Studies, hosted by the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland