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

29 November 2022, DGAP Office, Berlin  

The 20th Arctic Dialogue was held in cooperation with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) on 29 November 2022 at the DGAP Office in Berlin. The overall theme of the meeting was the impact of the Russian war of aggression on arctic politics and the arctic research.

 

8 November 2022, Berlin Embassy of Canada to Germany

Canada and Germany have long been pioneers in Arctic research and are home to some of the world's most renowned experts in the field. In our co-organized event with the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, the Canadian-German perspective on global warming in Arctic science will be discussed.

15 October 2022, Reykjavik, Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre

In cooperation with the Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNÍS) and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), the German Arctic Office co-organized a session on funding international Arctic science at the Arctic Circle conference in Reykjavík/Iceland on the 15 October 2022.

The Arctic was already highly relevant geostrategically during the Cold War and has now become a region of international great power claims in a world that is increasingly polarized. Against this background, the Arctic Office compiled the present analysis of the security policy in the Arctic. The paper presents an outline of relevant topics and forums as well as an outlook, in particular regarding the impacts of the Russian war of aggression against the Ukraine.

Arctic Circle Journal, 8 July 2022

During the last three decades, the Arctic has developed into an exceptional venue for peace and cooperation. Due to the current geopolitical situation these achievements are at risk. This paper by Volker Rachold reviews the development of international scientific and political cooperation in the Arctic and highlights the numerous success stories.

15 June 2022, Berlin

This year, the German Arctic Office at the Alfred Wegener Institute is celebrating its 5th anniversary. On this occasion, all partners of the office were invited to a festive event onboard a seminar ship on the Spree River in Berlin.

15 June 2022, Helmholtz Office, Berlin                                                                                              The 19th Arctic Dialogue was held at the Helmholtz Office in Berlin on 15 June 2022. The central theme of the meeting was on the role of the Arctic from the point of view of the new German government. After 2 years of Covid-caused online meetings, the 19th Arctic Dialogue could be organized as a face-to-face meeting.

In 2021, the European Union published a revised Arctic Policy under the title „A stronger EU engagement for a peaceful, sustainable and prosperous Arctic“. The Fact Sheet “EU Engagement in the Arctic” describes the background and development of the EU interests in the Arctic and provides a summary of the new Arctic Policy. It underlines the importance of EU funding for Arctic research.