The IASC Medal is awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic. A maximum of one award is made each year, assuming that there is a nominee of appropriate quality.

The EU reiterated its commitment to helping the Arctic adapt to climate change, protect the environment and develop its economy, by investing in research and development, protecting local ecosystems, and building better infrastructure to connect the region to the mainland.


The Arctic has often been seen as a natural area, or even a “wilderness”, where mainly indigenous and subsistence activities have been prominent. Contrary to this, the present volume highlights the very long historical development of resource use systems in northern Europe, across multiple actors and multiple levels, and incl...

The annual High North Dialogue conference gathers experts and stakeholders from a range of sectors with a focus on business development and economic growth in the High North. It provides a platform to interact with young academics and professionals with an interest in the Arctic.

"Sámi Educational History in a Comparative International Perspective" establishes an overview of Sámi education in a historical and internationally comparative perspective and examines indigenous educational history around the world, ranging from Asia to Oceania to Sápmi and the Americas.


The purpose of the panel is to bring together top policymakers (Governors of the Russian Arctic regions) and representatives of science and expert community to discuss current and future socioeconomic complexity and transformation in the rapidly changing Russian Arctic.


The University of Alaska Fairbanks Center for One Health Research will host One Health, One Future March 11-14, 2020. Registration opens Oct. 1, 2019.

Following the first edition in May 2019, the NORSIL network is pleased to invite submissions for its second workshop on the rights of the Sámi people in the Nordic sustainable transition that will be organised in Tromsø on January 9 and 10, 2020.

The Arctic Frontiers Student Forum is back! Are you a Bachelor or Master Student interested in Arctic issues? We are pleased to announce that the Arctic Frontiers Student Forum will be held alongside the Arctic Frontiers Conference, from 26-30 January 2020.

The Government of Iceland, in collaboration with the Nordic Council of Ministers, hosts the International Symposium on Plastics in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Region in April 21-23, 2020 in Reykjavik in connection with the Icelandic chairmanship of the Arctic Council. Registration and call for abstracts are now open for the event.

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.