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.

As a response to the growing public interest in Arctic issues, the German Arctic Office has created a series of fact sheets.

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.

As resilient cultures, Arctic Indigenous Peoples hold distinct knowledge on how to respectfully use the environment to co-exist within the ecosystems. Even though resilience is enclosed within these cultures, the challenge of coping with both environmental changes and domestic regulations affects the practice and development of Indigenous Knowledge.

The workshop “Raising awareness and building capacity for science-based policy-making” in October 2019 aimed to provide training to early career researchers in science-policy communication. A summarizing workshop report answers questions such as "How to define and reach your audience?", "How to translate your message?" and "How to design science to address stakeholder‘s/societal needs?".

"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.