The annual Arctic Frontiers conference took place in Tromsø for the 11th time this January. A key topic this year was sustainable management of the vast Arctic oceans. Chinese high-level officials, researchers, businesspeople and media representatives took part in the conference. Read more

To celebrate the Arctic Council’s 20-year jubilee this year the Royal Norwegian embassy in Beijing arranged an Arctic Seminar event in Beijing on December 6. The seminar, titled «Arctic Explorers of Today», featured three prominent polar experts from Norway and USA and marked the launch of the Chinese translation of Norway’s Arctic Strategy policy paper.Crowd participation was both great and... Read more

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“Polar Explorers of Today” is the topic of an Arctic seminar taking place in Beijing on December 6. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet three famous polar explorers from Norway and USA, who will speak about their experiences of exploration and research in the Arctic. The fascinating photo exhibition “On Thin Ice” will also be featured. Read more

Invited by the Polar Research Institute of China in Shanghai (PRIC), the Norwegian Consul General Mr. Øyvind Stokke and his colleague Ge Lingfei (Fei) attended the seminar on China-Nordic polar cooperation hosted by the China-Nordic Arctic Research Centre (CNARC) on 14 April 2016. Read more

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2016-02-12 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is providing NOK 14.3 million for a project to reduce environmental risk in connection with oil and gas activities in northern sea areas. Read more

More than 1500 participants are set to attend the 10 year anniversary of Arctic Frontiers held in Tromsø, Norway. The conference takes place on 24-29 January and is an important arena for discussions on Arctic issues. The jubilee themes are Industry and Environment – a return to the topics of the very first conference. Read more

NBA (Norwegian Business Association) in Shanghai recently held a breakfast meeting, sponsored by the Consulate General. Read more

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Foreign Minister Børge Brende brings with him fresh impressions from the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard to President Obama’s climate conference GLACIER, which opens on August 30th in Anchorage, Alaska. Read more

The 10th Arctic Frontiers conference will be arranged in Tromsø, Norway from Sunday 24 January to Friday 29 January 2016. The title for the 2016 conference is Industry and Environment. Read more

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On July 16th, Norway and the other coastal states to the central Arctic Ocean, Canada, Denmark, Russia and the US, have signed a declaration on research cooperation and measures to combat unregulated fishing in the international part of the central Arctic Ocean. Read more

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Arctic is a region of significant and increasing geopolitical importance. It is key to our ability to understand and manage climate change, and its natural resources offer major opportunities for business development and value creation. Norway has a key position in the Arctic. Read more

As interest for business in the Arctic is growing, the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association has spotted the need for an international meeting place that departs from a business approach to opportunities and constraints of sustainable development in the Arctic. Read more

In parallel to the China Nordic Arctic Research Centre's (CNARC) meetings going on in Shanghai last week, the Business Ecology Magazine, together with Norwegian Consulate General Shanghai, organized "Future of the Arctic", a Green economy seminar, at KOKUYO Exhibition Hall, in the afternoon of 29 May 2015. Read more

In cooperation with Marine Development Research Centre of East China Normal University, the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai held a seminar on arctic affairs at East China Normal University’s Minhang Campus on 26 May 2015. Read more

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The 3rd China Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium will take place in Shanghai May 26-28. Read more


Last Friday, the moon’s shadow swept across the North Atlantic and crossed the Norwegian island archipelago, Svalbard. Enthusiast and professionals from all over the world, including China, came to see the rare phenomenon of a total solar eclipse. Read more

The latest edition of DEEP, one of China´s leading discovery magazines, features an extensive article about the Norwegian polar explorer, scientist and diplomat Fridtjof Nansen’s life (1861-1930) and expeditions. Read more

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Around 1400 participants from over thirty nations are gearing up for Arctic Frontiers 2015. The conference takes place from January 18th-23rd and is the most significant conference for Arctic issues in Norway. This year’s theme is climate and energy. Read more

Norwegian Consul General Mr. Espen Rikter-Svendsen delivered a opening speech at the opening ceremony. 
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On 14th Jan, Exploring the Arctic, the themed exhibition, co-hosted by Norway Fram Museum and Shenzhen Science and Technology Association, kicked off in Shenzhen Science Centre. Read more


This January a group of Chinese will travel halfway across the globe to Northern Norway. Their common goal: the 2015 Arctic Frontiers conference that takes place from 18 to 23 January in Tromsø. Read more