The Model Arctic Council: An Opportunity for Innovative Policy Dialogue


Justin Barnes and Brittany Ennis From 29 October to 2 November 2018, while the Senior Arctic Officials of the Arctic

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The Trillion-Dollar Reason for an Arctic Infrastructure Standard


Iron ore is regularly transported by train from Sweden to the Norwegian coast, one example of the growing number of

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Delegates from 20 Nations convene in the United Kingdom for Arctic Encounter London 2019


Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) and the Arctic Encounter host the first Arctic Encounter London in London, UK, on

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When the Kingdom Comes: Saudi Arabia in the Arctic


Richard Clifford It is often said that what happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic but affects

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Dr Nikolas Sellheim on The Seal Hunt: Cultures, Economies and Legal Regimes


© Nikolas Sellheim Lana Ollier and Nikolas Sellheim For the January edition of Polar Matters, Lana Ollier, Fellow at Polar Research

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Iceland’s Biodome – A Global Leader in Sustainability, Tourism and Geo Climate Technology


An architect’s impression of ALDIN Biodome Reykjavik – A geo climate oasis, wellness attraction and all-weather destination in Reykjavik.  ©

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Alaskans are Poised to ‘Take a Stand’ in Fish-Focused Ballot Measure


© Erin Willahan Erin Willahan If the upcoming mid-term elections this November were not polarising enough for communities across the

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AMAP Assessment 2018: Arctic Ocean Acidification. PRPI Fellow Brooks Kaiser among Lead Authors


Prof. Brooks Kaiser, Head of the Fisheries Unit at Polar Research and Policy Initiative, is one of the lead authors

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Decolonising the Arctic, One Tattoo at a time: A Conversation with Holly Mititquq Nordlum


Erin Willahan Erin Willahan, Fellow at Polar Research and Policy Initiative, speaks to Alaska-based Iñupiaq artist Holly Mititquq Nordlum about the

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India as a Polar Stakeholder: Interview with Dr M Ravichandran


India’s new Antarctic research station, Bharati. (Courtesy of Boo Architekten and NCAOR.) Hriday Ch Sarma Hriday Sarma, India Fellow at

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Arctic Marine Resource Governance: Interview with Dr Brooks Kaiser


Lana Ollier Lana Ollier, Fellow at Polar Research and Policy Initiative, speaks to Dr Brooks Kaiser, the Head of the Fisheries Unit

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The Quest for an Arctic University in Canada


Yukon College, Whitehorse, Yukon. Justin Barnes Introduction The quest for an Arctic university in Canada has been a long one,

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Arctic Antibiotics – The Hunt for New Medicines in the Arctic


Figure 1: The future of medicine could be hiding here, on the Arctic seabed where unknown organisms dwell (NSF, 2005)

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Reversing Extinction – What could the plan to resurrect the Woolly Mammoth mean for the Arctic ecosystem? 


Lyuba, a mummified woolly mammoth calf that lived 42,000 years ago, at the Royal BC Museum in Canada. © Province

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Yours, Mine or Ours? The Kvanefjeld Multi-Element Project in Narsaq, Greenland


Narsaq, Greenland. © jtstewart By Mariel Kieval Introduction Climate change has already begun to take a toll on the amount

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Proceedings of ‘SDGs in the Arctic’ High-Level Dialogue Series, Session II: Arctic Spirit Conference 2017, Finland


Session 2 Date: 16 November 2017 Venue: Borealis Auditorium, Lapland University of Applied Sciences. Rovaniemi, Finland. Principal follow up discussion

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India’s Engagement with the Polar Regions


Bharati, India’s Antarctic Research Station ©BOF Architekten Background Introduction to India’s Involvement The signing of the Svalbard Treaty in February

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Proceedings of ‘SDGs in the Arctic’ High-Level Dialogue Series, Session I: Arctic Circle Assembly 2017, Iceland


Session 1 Date: 14 October 2017 Venue: Arctic Circle Assembly 2017, Reykjavik, Iceland Download PDF: SDGs in the Arctic –

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The Release of China’s Arctic Policy: Translating the Significance


After many years of anticipation, China has released an official government policy on the Arctic. The white paper was presented

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Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) Use in Arctic Shipping: Risks, Alternatives and Legal Options for a Phase-Out


By Sian Prior and Liana James Progress at the International Maritime Organization on a phase-out of the use of heavy

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