The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research are pleased to announce that the APECS International Directorate will be hosted by AWI at its research centre in Potsdam, Germany for five years from February 2017.

Karelian Research Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences and Petrozavodsk State University invite you to take part in the VIII Youth Economic Forum “Investments as a resource for the future: new economy – new possibilities”, Petrozavodsk (Russia), November 10-12, 2016

Northern (Arctic) Federal University will host UArctic Open Days, November 10-11, 2016. Representatives of Russian UArctic members will participate in workshops on Thematic Networks activities and cooperation as well as projects implementation. 

In the end of July from the port of Murmansk (Russia) "The Alter Ego" yacht started the expedition "Open Ocean: Arctic Archipelago - 2016" to North-East protected areas of the Barents Sea.

Northern (Arctic) Federal University held autumn school "Model Arctic Council" (MAC) on September 19-23, 2016. In 2014, a pilot project was carried out on the basis of the same university. This year students themselves organized the autumn school.

Ninth International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences: People and Place (ICASS IX), 8-12 June 2017 - Umeå University, Sweden - Extended Call for Sessions

The University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of the Arctic are pleased to announce The Arctic Broadband Forum 2017 to be held in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, May 8-9, 2017. Proposal deadline: November 15, 2016 - Final program will be ready in February 2017.

A Student Ambassador from the second group Ulunnguaq Markussen, University of Greenland, specializing in Social Science, took part in the annual Student Forum in St. Petersburg held within the UArctic Congress 2016 and shared with her views and thoughts on the event and the Arctic issues.

A joint statement from Ministers of the Arctic States on the occasion of the Arctic Council's 20th anniversary. (Source: