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Highlighted activities, publications and research at the science-policy interface

October 2018, Reykjavik
December 2018, Seoul

The Arctic Circle is the largest network of international dialogue and cooperation on the future of the Arctic. The German Arctic Office participated in the 2018 Assembly in Reykjavik (Iceland) and the Forum in Seoul (Korea) and contributed to the program.

October 2018, St. Petersburg

The anniversary was celebrated with a scientific symposium and a festschrift summarizing the history of 20 years of Russian-German LENA Expeditions and providing colorful insights into individual expeditions and research findings.

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.

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31 January - 1 February 2018, Hannover

The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) organized in cooperation with the German Arctic Office at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, the Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel a Workshop on „Geoscientific Contributions for a Better Understanding of the Arctic System".

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.

26 June 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 11th Arctic Dialog, focusing on Arctic Security, was held at the Federal Ministry of Defence in Berlin on 26 June 2018.

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POLAR2018 was 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 were 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.