Live streaming from AOS in Helsinki

9/4 2014

Today the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) starts in Helsinki, Finland. Arctic Hub will be live streaming from the conference, 9–11 April.

Arctic Hub

IARPC External Collaborations

8/4 2014

The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) announces availability of an IARPC External Collaborations website to foster communcation and collaboration between IARPC and the Arctic research community.

Visit the IARPC website

Conference report: Sustainable Arctic Shipping and Marine Operations

24/3 2014

On 11 March a well attended conference on Sustainable Arctic and marine operations was held in London with wide participation from industry and stakeholders. The Conference on 11 March was followed up on 12 March with a workshop on Bridging the Arctic marine gap – linking ice condition to ice class requirements, the need for a cross Arctic Ice Regime. The cross sectional workshop built on the findings from the seminar on the 11th and was able to highlight a number of important points in relation to Arctic operations and regulations.

Here are post-event reports from both days as well as the presentations made, pictures and other related information.

Arctic Biodiversity Congress: First call for programme content

19/3 2014

The Arctic Biodiversity Congress will be held in Trondheim, Norway, 2–4 December 2014. The purpose of the congress is to promote the conservation and sustainable use of Arctic biodiversity through dialogue among scientists, indigenous peoples, policy-makers, government officials, industry representatives and civil society.

Arctic Observing Summit 2014

29/1 2014

The Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) is held in Helsinki, Finland, 9–11 April 2014. AOS is a high-level, biennial summit that aims to provide community-driven, science-based guidance for the design, implementation, coordination and sustained long-term operation of an international network of arctic observing systems. The themes for AOS 2014 include data and the Arctic observing system, integration of stakeholders in observing system design and use, operational coordination of the Arctic observing systems, remote sensing, and technology and innovation.

Conference on Sustainable Arctic Shipping and Marine Operations

17/1 2014

With the melting of Arctic sea ice, the predictions for the shipping sector in the Arctic have radically changed. With the aim to come closer on how to shape sustainable shipping in the Arctic, join us for a one day conference, 11 March 2014, in London.

IceCube: Physics World 2013 Breakthrough of the Year

13/12 2013

The IceCube project has been awarded the 2013 Breakthrough of the Year by the British magazine Physics World. The Antarctic observatory has been selected for making the first observation of cosmic neutrinos, but also for overcoming the many challenges of creating and operating a colossal detector deep under the ice at the South Pole. The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat have supported the research project from the start.

Physics World

China-Nordic Arctic Research Center

11/12 2013

On 10 December 2013, the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC), and six institutes from the Nordic countries as well as three other institutes from China signed a Cooperation Agreement on the China-Nordic Arctic Research Center (CNARC) to formally mark the inauguration of CNARC. The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat is one of the Nordic member organisations.



SWERUS-C3 is an international research expedition to the Arctic Ocean that will take place during the summer of 2014, using the icebreaker Oden.

Svalbard. Foto: Tyrone Martinsson

The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat's yearbook contains information about the Secretariat's activities, annual accounts and cruise reports from the research projects.

Researchers in Taymyr 2010. Photo: Per Möller

Read more about our current expeditions.

Photo: Adam Jeppesen

The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat and Swedish Research Council have established a shared roadmap for support to research projects in polar regions outside Sweden.