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    Science Centre wants Arctic erotic stories

    22.2.2017 7:35

    Arktikum Science Centre is currently diving into the flaming love and carnal delights in the freezing Arctic and now wants the public to share their stories of passion. The exhibition will open in the beginning of June in Arktikum, Rovaniemi, Finland.

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  • Report: Arctic Europe: Bringing together the EU Arctic Policy and Nordic cooperation

    10.2.2017 13:03

    The European Union’s “integrated policy for the Arctic”, stemming from the Joint Communication of 27 April 2016, can productively interact with Nordic cooperation frameworks in order to support developments in Arctic Europe. The study Arctic Europe: Bringing together the EU Arctic Policy and Nordic cooperation, carried out by researchers from the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland, concludes that the 2016 Joint Communication creates opportunities for formulating a common trans-national strategy for Arctic Europe.

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  • New project to initiate cross-border co-operation in the field of societal security

    27.1.2017 13:41

    The project entitled “The Discipline of Societal Security in the Making: Let’s Make It Together!” is one of the successful applications, which has received funding from Nordic Council of Ministers to build a network amongst the participating institutions within the discipline of societal security. The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM) at the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland participates as a consortium partner.

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  • Report: Sámi people’s rights should be reinforced to comply with the Constitution and international law

    25.1.2017 10:50

    A report on the rights of the Sámi people by an international team of researchers was recently completed. The study is part of the Government analysis, assessment and research activities designed to support decision making. The objective was to take a closer look at the challenges facing the state in its efforts to promote the rights of the Sámi people, e.g. in the context of the Act on the Sámi Parliament and the ratification of the ILO’s Convention No. 169.

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  • Arctic Centre leading project supporting the implementation of the EU’s Arctic policy

    18.1.2017 8:00

    The Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland is a leader of a project supporting the European Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) in assessing the on-going implementation of the European Union’s Arctic policy. The “EU Arctic Policy Assessment” project is carried out by a consortium composed of the University of Lapland, the Arctic Portal from Iceland, the Alfred Wegener Institute from Germany and a number of subcontractors, one of which is the Regional Council of Lapland.

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    Arctic Centre exhibition in Korea National Maritime Museum

    13.1.2017 9:47

    The National Maritime Museum in Busan, Republic of Korea, currently holds the “Further into the Arctic” exhibition in cooperation with the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland and the Embassy of Finland in Seoul. The exhibition runs until March 5th, 2017.

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  • Newsletter on the Human Security in the Arctic out now

    7.12.2016 10:49

    Newsletter by the HuSArctic project

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    Rise in reindeer deaths in the Arctic linked with loss of sea ice and extreme weather

    16.11.2016 8:00

    Reindeer mortality rate also ‘threatens herders’ ancient nomadic culture’

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    Coastal sea level rises if warming goes above 2 degree celsius

    10.11.2016 9:29

    Warming of 2 °C will lead to an average global ocean rise of 20 cm, but more than 90% of coastal areas will experience greater rises. If warming continues above 2 °C, then, by 2100, sea level will be rising faster than at any time during human civilization, and 80% of the global coastline is expected to exceed the upper limit of 1.8 m for mean global ocean sea level rise.

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  • Indigenous Knowledge, IPRs and Human Rights seminar 5 December

    2.11.2016 14:05

    The Faculty of Law and the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law at the Arctic Centre organize an open seminar about indigenous peoples’ knowledge, intellectual property rights and human rights. The seminar takes place on Monday 5 December at 12–16 in the Arctic Centre in the Arktikum house.

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