Reindeer husbandry is an important livelihood and an essential part of the Sámi culture in Northern Fennoscandia. Moreover, it can also be a significant conservation tool in mitigating the effects of climate change in the Arctic.
The Faculty of Law at the University of Akureyri, Iceland, cordially invites submissions of abstracts for papers to be presented at the 9th Polar Law Symposium. The theme of the symposium is The Role of Law in Polar Governance. Deadline: 31 March 2016.
UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity in Education will organise an online seminar on Monday, 8 February 2016. This seminar will start a bi-monthly seminar series discussing the issues and topics related to the TNs focus areas.
European Athlete as Student Network (EAS 2016) 13th annual conference will be organized in Rovaniemi, Finland on September 15-17, 2016. The conference also serves as a platform for a new UArctic Thematic Network in sports and education that the partner universities plan to initiate during spring 2016.
The 9th Baltic Sea Region Forum 2016 will be organized on 20 Mayin Turku, Finland under the theme "Maritime cluster in the Baltic Sea region and beyond". The focus of the Forum will be on transport, shipbuilding and maritime cluster.
The UArctic Thematic Network on Health and Well-being in the Arctic will arrange a workshop on Community Based Participatory Research: Principles and Practices in the North, at the University of Oulu, Finland on February 12, 2016.
At the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway UArctic's Student Ambassadors presented their vision for the future of the Arctic in a special session looking at the 20 years of the Arctic Council and what lies ahead for the region. The Arctic CHallengE:
The Working Group on the Environment and Economy, under the Nordic Council of Ministers, invites applications for its project on institutional barriers for the use of waste as a resource. The deadline is 4 March 2016.
Nordforsk invites proposals for its planning grants in societal security. These support the planning of proposals for selected Horizon 2020 Secure Societies calls. The deadline for this call is 11 March 2016.
To celebrate the twenty-year anniversary of the Arctic Council, UArctic (University of the Arctic) has published a special issue of its Shared Voices magazine, released today in Tromsø, Norway as part of the ArcticFrontiersPlus event, organized by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.