The global and strategic importance of the Arctic has increased in later years. The framework conditions for development in the Arctic are under constant change. Dramatic climate changes manifest themselves in this vulnerable region and there is growing demand for important resources from this area, such as seafood, minerals, oil, gas and other energy resources.
Due to its location and a longstanding relationship to the Arctic, Norway has a particular responsibility for both contributing to increased knowledge about the Arctic, and knowledge based sustainable management of resources in the area. Norway has a long tradition of exploring the Arctic and has thus developed a special interest and responsibility for polar research within a wide range of areas. International cooperation within Arctic research is essential in order to ensure a global perspective and the best possible management of the Arctic environment and resources.
Agreement on action plan to combat marine litter and new strategic plan for the Arctic region
May 25, 2021 12:46 PM
The eight Arctic states adopted a regional action plan to promote cleaner oceans at the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Reykjavik on Thursday.
The world’s glaciers are melting faster than 20 years ago
May 12, 2021 11:37 AM
Groundbreaking study confirms that glaciers are becoming thinner. The trend is also about to turn for the few glaciers that were still growing.