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 consequence of high interests in specific Arctic issues, the German Arctic Office startet to create a series of fact sheets. The fact sheets give short and simple overviews of the topics Arctic Council and Shipping.


"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.