The Summer Institute in Circumpolar Health Research consists of two 1.5 day courses, aimed to PhD and Master level students. The registration to the courses is open on-line until May 15th 2011. Registration fee is 150 Euro for one course and 250 Euro for both courses. The course fees include participation in the INCHR Annu...

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Mon, Mar 21, 2011
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Northern Notes is the newsletter of the International Arctic Social Sciences Association, IASSA. It is published on the web by the IASSA secretariat twice a year with a Spring/Summer and a Fall/Winter issue, and is available to all web users. To view previous issues, please go to

The UArctic Thematic Network on Local and Regional Development in the North will organize a workshop in Bonakas, Norway, March 17-19, 2011 on "Local control of natural resources – necessary for the survival and development of northern communities". For more information see the attached program or visit

The Peatland Ecology Group at the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Forest Research Institute seeks a postdoctoral researcher to work on plant-soil processes in peatlands under a warming climate. The positionis for three years, and will be based in Helsinki, Finland.

2nd Polar Shipping Summit

Tue, Mar 08, 2011
On March 30 and 31,  2011, the second Polar Shipping Summit will be held in Montreal, Canada. The Summit will focus on technological, operational, and logistical challenges encountered by ship owners in harsh arctic conditions.