Arctic

Arctic exhibition at Beijing Museum of Natural History. 
Photo: Wenyan Zou.

A series of scientific lectures and experts exchanges on the Arctic and Northern Lights were held during the Arctic exhibition «Explore the Arctic - past, present and future» in Beijing, which attracted public attention on the Arctic. Read more

Arctic Exhibition. 
Photo: The Fram Museum.

«Explore the Arctic - past, present and future», an exhibition on the Arctic and the Norwegian polar explorers, Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen opened on Friday the 26th of September at the Beijing Museum of Natural History. Read more

Arctic Race. 
Photo: Vegard Grøtt / NTB scanpix.

From the 14th until the 17th of August, the second edition of the Arctic race of Norway will take place in Northern Norway being the world’s most northern bike race. Read more

Photo: Picture by Peng Pai.

Siri Borgen, Consul of Norwegian Consulate General Shanghai reveals to journlaist the oppurtunity for Norway and China to engage and involve each other on a broad range of Arctic issues. Read more

Photo: CGGZ.

On the 6th June, Consul Generals, media, and Arctic experts were all present at the Guangdong Science Centre for the opening of “Explore the Arctic – Past, Present, and Future”. Following the opening ceremony, a seminar about the Arctic demonstrated the great interest for the preservation of the Arctic and the environment amongst young people in Guangzhou. Read more

Photo: Arctic Frontiers.

Two Chinese researchers from Tongji University in Shanghai were among the participants at the conference Arctic Frontiers 2014 in January. In the March issue of the e-magazine “Bulletin of International Studies on the Polar Regions” they give an overview of their experiences at the conference. Read more

Photo: Stine Grønstad Skar/CG Shanghai.

A range of events and activities related to the Arctic took place in Shanghai from 22 April to 26 April. Read more

Photo: The Fram Museum.

On Earth Day (April 22) an exhibition on the Arctic and the Norwegian polar explorers, Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen, will open in Shanghai. Read more

Photo: Lars Verket/ MFA Norway - Arctic Frontiers.

Arctic Frontiers holds its 8th annual conference in Tromsø, Norway, from the 19th to the 23rd of January 2014, with the main theme - Humans in the Arctic. Read more

The Coast Guard in the north has a new headquarter in Sortland. 
Photo: Forsvarets mediesenter.

Norway has jurisdiction over large sea areas, and more than 80 % of shipping in the Arctic passes through Norwegian waters. We therefore have a major responsibility for maintaining a presence in our sea areas and for developing monitoring and emergency response systems. Read more

Photo: Orsolya Haarberg/ NTB scanpix .

Speech by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, held at the University of Tromsø, 28 October 2013. Read more

Photo: Andreas Slettevold.

Prominent guests attended the informative session on spectacular features of the high north. Read more

Stoltenberg and Medvedev at the Storskog border 4 June 2013. 
Photo: Kilian Munch.

The Arctic is a peaceful region with clear boundaries and close international cooperation. Norway’s relations with Russia are good, and regional cooperation is growing. Norway wishes to strengthen and further develop these positive trends. Read more

North Norway is responsible for around one third of the value creation in the sea food sector. 
Photo: Siv Nærø, Innovation Norway.

Norway’s Arctic policy is creating a basis for job creation in many industries. Like the rest of the country, North Norway is currently seeing an increase in population and employment levels, and unemployment is low. The main growth industries are oil and gas, aquaculture, minerals and tourism. Read more

Wednesday, October the 23rd, the Norwegian embassy hosted a seminar on Arctic Energy issues at the embassy. Speaking at the seminar was Professor Dag Harald Claes, head of the Institute of Political Science at the University of Oslo, who presented his account of the political, economic and commercial implications of Arctic resources. The event was attended by relevant representatives from the... Read more

The Fram Centre, Tromsø. 
Photo: Ann-Kristin Balto, Norwegian Polar Institute.

The world is looking to the north, to our neighbouring areas, where we have important interests to safeguard. Knowledge is the key to addressing the challenges and exploiting the opportunities in a responsible way. This is why Norway has invested extensively in knowledge about the Arctic throughout the country. Read more

Photo: MFA Norway.

The research programme AsiArctic, which is funded by the Norwegian Research Council, has recently launched a new website with information about Asia and the Arctic. Read more

Photo: Arctic Council.

“I am pleased that six new countries and the EU have been granted observer status in the Arctic Council. This confirms the Arctic Council’s key position as an international forum for discussing Arctic issues,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide, who is taking part in the Kiruna Ministerial Meeting. Read more

There have been a total of 45 transits through the Northern Sea Route in 2012, compared to 34 transits in 2011 and 4 transits in 2010. Read more

Photo: UD/Andrea Gjestvang.

Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre was host when U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the Norwegian city of Tromsø in the beginning of June to discuss Arctic issues. Read more