The German Arctic Office serves as a central point of contact for political and scientific bodies, NGO‘s and German industry; advises the Federal Government on Arctic issues through statements and briefings based on the most current state of research, and; fosters Germany‘s participation in the Arctic Council‘s scientific activities.

The German Arctic Office provides scientific organizations with background information on current policy relevant developments in the Arctic Region, and; informs German stakeholders from science, politics and industry with consitent information from the global Arctic research community.

The German Arctic Office initiates and organizes national Arctic meetings and events in cooperation with partners from science, politics and industry, and; supports the federal government in the representation of German Arctic research and policy at international conferences.

25 - 26 October 2018, Berlin, Germany

The second Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM2) was organized by the European Commission, the Republic of Finland and the Federal Republic of Germany on 25-26 October 2018 in Berlin (Germany). On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Arctic Office supported the organizers in the preparations of the Ministerial with regards to the scientific contents and designed in particular the Arctic Science Forum.

1-2 November 2018, Rovaniemi

At the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting on 5-6 May 2019, Iceland will talk over the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Finland. Iceland´s Preliminary Chairmanship Program “Together Towards a Sustainable Arctic” was presented at the Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland on 1-2 November 2018.

21 November 2018, Berlin, Germany

Twice a year, the German Arctic Office, in cooperation with a host Ministry, organizes the Arctic Dialog covering current issues related to policy and research in the Arctic. Representatives of relevant German Federal Ministries, research institutes and NGO’s attend the meetings. The 12th Arctic Dialog, focusing on environmental protection in the Arctic, was held at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in Berlin on 21 November 2018.

(-short report in German only-)