Further news about the Arctic

Double celebration with HM King Carl XVI on campus

2017-10-18
This year, Umeå University gets the honour of welcoming the Swedish King to the University’s Annual Celebrations. At the same time, the King receives his 70th birthday present in the form of an arctic...

Airborne method of understanding northern lakes and their links to climate change

2017-10-04
Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden are exploring the potential to create a landscape level map of the shapes of lake basins through a laser survey. This is a critical missing piece of the puzzle...

Reindeer grazing protects tundra plant diversity in a warming climate

2017-09-04
Climate warming reduces the number of plant species in the tundra, but plant-eating animals, such as reindeer and voles, can turn this negative effect into something positive. The results of a study c...

IASSA leadership change at Arctic conference in Umeå

2017-06-16
The international Arctic research conference ICASS IX gathered at least 800 participants from all over the world in Swedish Umeå on 8–12 June. Now, Umeå is passing the baton of running the secretariat...

Andrey Petrov new IASSA President

2017-06-12
Russian American Andrey Petrov takes over as chairperson of the international Arctic research body IASSA. The university in Archangelsk will be hosting the next big Arctic research conference in 2020.

Arctic awards to Alaska and Greenland

2017-06-12
Ann Fienup-Riordan from Alaska and Carl Christian Olsen from Greenland take home the 2017 IASSA Awards. The award is given every three years.

Umeå unites global Arctic researchers

2017-06-09
Researchers, decision-makers and opinion makers from all over the world have gathered at Umeå University to discuss the future of the Arctic. One of the questions that is highlighted during the confer...

Experience Arctic Abisko 27–28 June

2017-06-02
Abisko in North Sweden holds a special place in the heart of Umeå University during its Arctic year in 2017. The Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC) and its collaborative partners bid you a warm we...

Arctic's future in the spotlight at upcoming conference

2017-06-01
Our climate is warming and the fastest change takes place in the North. So, what societal challenges await? Will the Arctic still be habitable for humans? How will natural resources be distributed? On...

You and I can help climate researchers in Abisko

2017-04-27
A new citizen science project in Abisko aims to teach the public how we do climate change science while collecting valuable data. CIRC researcher Keith Larson will receive nearly SEK 500,000 for an ou...

New study emphasizes the relative scarcity of lake water

2017-04-12
What is the volume of water in lakes on Earth? Using a mathematical analysis, researcher David Seekell, at Umeå University, and his American collaborators now suggest that the mean depth of lakes is 3...

Climate-driven species on the move affect humans

2017-03-30
A comprehensive international study published today in Science describes how humans are affected when climate changes cause species to distribute unexpectedly across land and in water. Global changes ...

Record-breaking Umeå conference on the future of the Arctic

2017-03-27
Temperatures are rising, and life on earth changes. The fastest change takes place in the North, in the Arctic. That is a fact. But what societal challenges await? Will the Arctic still be habitable f...

Once dangerous, now under threat – and where have millions of people gone?

2017-03-24
It is cold, bare and desolate. Never-ending winter. Not a human being in sight, albeit occasionally a polar bear. Or a penguin. That’s the image of the Arctic that is etched to the retinas (or may it ...

World Water Day focusing on wastewater

2017-03-22
On 22 Wednesday 2017, Umeå and the rest of the World celebrate the World Water Day. This year’s theme is “Why waste water?”. Jerker Fick at the Department of Chemistry leads a research project on puri...

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