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

January 2019, Massachusetts, USA

The "Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation" is the third binding legal agreement among all eight Arctic States since 2011. The agreement was discussed during a dialogue panel about “Supporting Implementation of the Arctic Science Agreement” at the “Arctic Circle Assembly 2018”. The opening interventions of the panellists were now published in the Science Diplomacy Action.

20 February, Potsdam, Germany

Under this topic the Embassy of Canada in Berlin,  the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies and the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research invite for a panel discussion. The guest of honor is Jocelyn Joe-Strack, an Indigenous scientist, philosopher and entrepreneur who strives to evolve tomorrow’s policies by blending yesterday’s ancestral lessons with today’s systematic knowledge.

December 2018, Potsdam

Before the new year is approaching, we want to present our team for 2019. As Heike Midleja is on parental leave, Lisa Grosfeld joined our team at the German Arctic Office. She takes over Heikes responsibilities and project management tasks.

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. 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-)

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.

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.

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.