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The European Commission, the Republic of Finland and the Federal Republic of Germany are organizing the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM2) in Berlin (Germany) on 25-26 October 2018 in Berlin. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Arctic Office is supporting the organizers in the preparation of the Ministerial, in particular the Arctic Science Forum, with regards to the scientific contents.

The Arctic Circle is the largest network of international dialogue and cooperation on the future of the Arctic. It is an open democratic platform with participation from governments, organizations, corporations, universities, think tanks, environmental associations, indigenous communities, concerned citizens, and others interested in the development of the Arctic and its consequences for the future of the globe. It is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization. The Arctic Circle Assembly 2018 will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland on October 19-21, 2018.

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council, in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment, Finland, is organizing the Arctic Biodiversity Congress 2018 to promote the conservation and sustainable use of Arctic biodiversity. The Congress is relevant to all who wish to make specific and significant contributions to the conservation of Arctic biodiversity through dialogue among scientists, Indigenous peoples, policy-makers, government officials, industry, students, and civil society. The Congress will take place in Rovaniemi, Finland on 9-12 October 2018.

POLAR2018 is a joint event of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC). The SCAR meetings, the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) and the Open Science Conference will be hosted by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) under the patronage of the Swiss Committee on Polar and High Altitude Research.

Arctic Frontiers is an international arena on sustainable development in the Arctic. The conference addresses the management of opportunities and challenges to achieve viable economic growth with societal and environmental sustainability. Arctic Frontiers brings academia, government and business together to create a firmer foundation for decision-making and sustainable economic development in the Arctic.

The ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence is organizing the International Arctic Change 2017 Conference, which will bring together leading Arctic researchers, graduate students, Northern community representatives, government and industry partners and stakeholders from all fields. With over 1500 participants expected to attend, Arctic Change 2017 will be one of the largest trans-sectoral international Arctic research conferences ever held in Canada.

The Arctic Circle Assembly, the largest annual international gathering on the Arctic, took place in Reykjavik (Iceland) on 13-15 October 2017. The German Arctic Office participated in the Assembly and contributed to a number of events and sessions.