Scotland, the Arctic, Outer Space


Max Daniels On Monday, 23 September 2019, the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s first Arctic Policy Framework in Stromness, Orkney. You

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Scotland, the UK and the EU in the Arctic: Strengthening Partnerships


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

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Shots Heard ‘Round the World: Future of Arctic Research in Face of Alaska’s Budget Crisis


University of Alaska Fairbanks. © Alaska Center for Energy and Power. Erin Willahan and Liz Bowman This summer, the only

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Three Takeaways from Canada’s Arctic and Northern Policy


Crossing glacier-fed streams in the Akshayuk Pass, Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island. © Peter Morgan (Flickr). Dr Andrew Chater 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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The Arkansas Cotton in Trump’s Woolly Greenland Linen


Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes The Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen might have dismissed Trump’s plan to purchase Greenland as “absurd”,

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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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CITES and the Polar Bear


Dr Nikolas Sellheim Introduction The parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

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“Greenland is Greenlandic”


Kangerlussuaq Airport. Image by D-Stanley is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Prof Brooks Kaiser What the heck is up with

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Trump’s Greenland Plan: The Rebirth of an 1867 American Dream


Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes Late last Thursday, #Greenland was among the most trending items on Twitter – and, oddly, for

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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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Trade, Canada’s Territories and the Arctic Council’s Asian Observers


Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau at the 44th G7 summit. (Government of

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For Biodiversity and Beyond! A Scenario for Transformative Regime Change in the Arctic Region


Image by mpater22 from Pixabay Nikolas Sellheim Introduction In their paper Integrating Proximal and Horizon Threats to Biodiversity for Conservation,

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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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Canada becomes Third Party to Ratify Commercial Fishing Regulation in the Central Arctic Ocean


International waters of the Central Arctic Ocean. Dr Nikolas Sellheim The protection of biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction is an issue

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Takeaways from the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Rovaniemi


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland, on 7 May 2019.

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SDWG is the Human Voice of the Arctic Council: Sarah Cox


Sarah Cox and Justin Barnes In this ‘Polar Matters’ interview, Sarah Cox, Director of the Circumpolar Affairs Directorate, Department of

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What Canada’s Budget 2019 Means For the Arctic


Dawn at Ottawa’s Parliament Hill. © joiseyshowaa | Flickr Andrew Chater Introduction On 19 March 2019, the government of Canada

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Canada’s 2019 Federal Budget and the Arctic


Parliament Hill, Ottawa. © Asif A Ali Justin Barnes On 19 March 2019, the federal government of Canada released their

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