The North holds the Key: Unlocking Canada-Scotland Trade Potential


Dr Dwayne Menezes and Dr Karen Everett On Monday, 23 September 2019, the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s first Arctic Policy Framework

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Scotland’s New Arctic Policy: Deepening Collaboration With Canada


Stromness Marina. © Alan Jamieson/Flickr. On Monday, 23 September 2019, the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s first Arctic Policy Framework in

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Scottish Land Reforms: Lessons in Community Regeneration for the Arctic?


Ulva. © James Stringer/Flickr. Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes (with thanks to Max Baring of Thomson Reuters Foundation for the film)

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Win-Win Scottish Arctic Policy can Build Greater Connectivity and Resilience


Dales Voe. Image from Lerwick Port Authority. https://www.lerwick-harbour.co.uk/decommissioning Prof Brooks Kaiser On Monday, 23 September 2019, the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s

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Climate Vulnerability Index for World Heritage: From Orkney to the Arctic


Ring of Brodgar, Orkney. The  most northerly of Britain’s stone circles, the henge at Brodgar is the centrepiece of the ‘The

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Maritime Futures 2035: The Arctic Region. SALIENSEAS Scenario Workshop, Denmark


Doug Cost, Assistant Professor, at University of Alaska Fairbanks, at the 2018 SALIENSEAS Scenario Workshop Dr Berill Blair On 13

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Geo Climate Biodome Resort Granted Planning Approval – Will be World’s First


An artist’s impression of the ALDIN  at dusk in the Elliðaárdalur Valley & Park, Reykjavik, Iceland (Source: WilkinsonEyre © 2019).

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Embassy of Iceland to the UK and PRPI host Evening on Sustainable Arctic Tourism in London


On 26 June 2019, Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) had the great pleasure of hosting an evening on Sustainable

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Scotland seizes Arctic winds of change


Seilebost Beach on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides. Possibly a former Viking “resort,” and perhaps in both the former

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Sustainable Tourism Development in the Nordic Arctic: Proceedings of 2019 Iceland Workshop


Since 2018, Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) has joined forces with the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) to host

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Export Trade from the Canadian Territories: A Closer Look


Iqaluit, Nunavut. Photo by Aaron M Lloyd. Karen Everett In a previous article, I provided an overview of international trade

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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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The Need to Consider Chinese Tourism in Antarctica


China’s Great Wall station, Antarctica (Source: Panoramio). Max Daniels Chinese foreign policy is receiving ever more attention in Western policy

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Antarctic Land-Based Tourism: Having One’s Feet on the Ground


Antarctica: Cape Evans. © Eli Duke.  Max Daniels Land-based activities are a specialised and niche part of Antarctic tourism, which

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Dispatch from the Official Home of Santa Claus: Interview with Finnish Entrepreneur Ilkka Länkinen


Next to its pristine nature and Northern Lights, Lapland is known for accommodating Santa Claus and his elves. In Rovaniemi

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Building the Reykjavík Biodome: Interview with founder Hjördís Sigurdardóttir


Polar Research and Policy Initiative Fellow Thomas Bishop interviewed Hjördís Sigurðardóttir, Founder and CEO of Spor i Sandinn, about Aldin, Biodome Reykjavík. 

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The Icelandair Saga: Passing with Flying Colours


Image via Icelandair Although the idea is already a few decades old, it is much more recently that Nordic countries

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On The Lamentations of Zeno


At a Bureau de Change, I recently spoke to a woman about her holiday plans to the Maldives. She was

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What is China’s Interest in the Arctic?


The representatives of the People’s Republic of China at the Arctic Circle Assembly 2015. China is an observer in the Arctic

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Arctic Development: Rendezvous with Linda Priebe


For the second issue of our bimonthly interview series ‘Polar Matters’, Lana Ollier, Associate at Polar Research and Policy Initiative, spoke to

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