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Arctic Council officials to address climate change, scientific cooperation, and more in Portland, Maine (2)

The Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) and indigenous Permanent Participant organizations (PPs) will meet in Portland, Maine on 5-6 October 2016 to discuss t...
28 Sep 2016
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Arctic Council officials to address climate change, scientific cooperation, and more in Portland, Maine

The Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) and indigenous Permanent Participant organizations (PPs) will meet in Portland, Maine on 5-6 October 2016 to discuss t...
28 Sep 2016
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Results of external review of SAON (Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks)

SAON (Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks) was recently reviewed by an external committee, which looked at SAON's accomplishments and made recommendations for futur...
26 Sep 2016
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Interview with Hanne Eskjær, Senior Arctic Official for the Kingdom of Denmark

In this interview, we speak with Hanne Eskjær, the Senior Arctic Official for the Kingdom of Denmark, about her background and about her thoughts on her upcoming work wit...
21 Sep 2016
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20 years of the Arctic Council: What are the "big questions" ahead?

"I see several significant challenges ahead. One obvious need, in my view, is for greater and more predictable resources. The Arctic Council operates on a very small...
19 Sep 2016
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20 years of the Arctic Council: Making a positive future impact

"Compared to many other parts of the world, the Arctic is a peaceful and well-ordered region. The scourges of many other regions – such as armed conflict, terrorism,...
19 Sep 2016
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20 years of the Arctic Council: How has the Council changed?

"The Council has grown remarkably in scope and ambition since its inception 20 years ago, and even over the past 5-6 years in which I have been involved in its work....
19 Sep 2016
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The Arctic Council: A Forum for Peace and Cooperation

On September 19, 1996 in Ottawa, the Arctic Council was established as a high level intergovernmental forum to enhance cooperation, coordination and interaction among the...
16 Sep 2016
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Wrap-up: EPPR meetings in Montreal

“We covered so much ground here, and it was great to sense so much progress being made in these important areas." - EPPR Chair Amy Merten
21 Jul 2016
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Task Force on Scientific Cooperation meets in Ottawa

After three years of work, the Arctic Council’s Task Force for Enhancing Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic (SCTF) reached ad referendum agreement on a new “Agreement o...
12 Jul 2016
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Pacific Arctic Marine Fishes: an atlas and guide

The Arctic Council’s biodiversity Working Group, the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), has released Pacific Arctic Marine Fishes, an atlas and guide to 101 s...
08 Jul 2016
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Sustainable Development Working Group addresses health issues in the Arctic

In May, multiple meetings addressing human health issues in the Arctic took place in Tromsø. These included a workshop on reducing the incidence of suicide in indigenous ...
15 Jun 2016
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Black carbon and methane Expert Group meets in Helsinki 8-9 June

Reduction of black carbon and methane emitted within and beyond the borders of Arctic States will have a substantial impact on the Arctic, leading to near-term climate, h...
08 Jun 2016
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Ratification completed for agreement on oil pollution preparedness and response

Although workshops and exercises have been conducted under the “Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic” since 2014, the ...
06 Jun 2016
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ACAP workshop on CLEO Network beginning in Inari, Finland

Local observers can detect subtle changes in weather, landscapes and seascapes, and plant and animal communities. The Arctic Council is working to build a circumpolar net...
01 Jun 2016
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Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation (TFAMC) meets in Reykjavik

“The changes in Arctic waters have occurred faster than was anticipated 20 years ago, so it is important that we try to understand whether we are doing the right things w...
31 May 2016
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CLEO Workshop set to take place in Inari, June 2-3

On June 2-3, 2016 in Inari, Finland delegates will gather to discuss the first steps in expanding the LEO network to the Circumpolar region - CLEO. CLEO is a project unde...
30 May 2016
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Video: Media briefing after Fairbanks SAO 2016

Recording of SAO Chair Dave Balton's media briefing after the Fairbanks SAO meeting in March 2016.
22 Apr 2016
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SDWG Discusses Projects, Priorities and Cooperation in Barrow

The SDWG gathered in Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost city in the United States at 71⁰ north latitude, to discuss its ongoing and future projects, as well as to exchange ...
05 Apr 2016
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Arctic Council Advances Work on Arctic Issues

Senior Arctic Officials and Permanent Participants met in Fairbanks, Alaska to address ongoing efforts on a range of issues of high importance for the Arctic.
17 Mar 2016
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