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 consistent information from the global Arctic research community.

Taking the geopolitical, environmental and economic importance of the Arctic into consideration, Germany’s Federal Government recognizes the region as an area of political priority. Priorities set by Germany include environmental protection of the Arctic region, the conservation of its biodiversity and the sustainable development of economic opportunities for German and European industries.

"Arctic Strategies 2017" offers an overview and an introduction to the Arctic strategies of the member and observer states of the Arctic Council. This introduction was commissioned in partnership with the German Arctic Office. The policy paper is a scientific publication, the opinions expressed in the paper are the author's own and do not reflect the view of the German Arctic Office.