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News from the Arctic Research Centre


Report on supplementary feeding in reindeer husbandry
Published: 19 Feb, 2021

The report that 'UAS Feb 2021: Supplementary feeding in reindeer husbandry' was based on is available here

Umeå researcher appointed French knight
Published: 05 Feb, 2021

The Order of Academic Palms has been awarded Lena Maria Nilsson

High greenhouse gas emissions from Siberian Inland Waters
Published: 05 Feb, 2021

Umeå researchers show that carbon emissions from rivers and lakes exceed coal exports to the Arctic Ocean.

Health research and Sami Anthology at Jokkmokk's Winter Market
Published: 04 Feb, 2021

Three Arcum-associated researchers at Jokkmokk's traditional Winter Market, this year held online

Nordic knowledge on challenges with supplementary feeding of reindeer
Published: 03 Feb, 2021

Reindeer herders are forced to support feeding when weather and little food make it difficult for reindeer.

Compilation of EU public consultation of its Arctic strategy
Published: 26 Jan, 2021

Today the European Commission released the summary of the public consultation preceding the new Arctic policy

Arcum has a new Director
Published: 21 Jan, 2021

Niklas Eklund leads the center as its founder, Peter Sköld, moves on to new tasks at Umeå University

Nutrients affect Arctic freshwater responses to global warming
Published: 20 Jan, 2021

Maria Myrstener shows that this has the potential to decrease primary productivity of these ecosystems.

New book on Life in extreme environments
Published: 14 Dec, 2020

Arcum affiliate Natuschka Lee is the editor and author of a new book about life in extreme environments

Formas distributes millions to Arctic researchers
Published: 14 Dec, 2020

6 Arcum-affiliated researchers will have their research projects funded by Formas during 2021–2024

Exotic microbes stimulate carbon emissions from permafrost soil
Published: 30 Nov, 2020

In the study in Nature Geoscience, nearly 40 per cent increase in carbon dioxide emissions was observed.

Forest based biofuels for Sustainable Arctic Marine Shipping
Published: 25 Nov, 2020

Dalia Abdelfattah was recently granted a 3 years funding by FORMAS for Arctic sustainability

Arcum-affiliated Hanna Blåhed finalist in My Northern Project
Published: 23 Oct, 2020

Hanna Blåhed selected to present her project at the UArctic Congress 2021

EU-PolarNet white papers and research program
Published: 20 Oct, 2020

Two white papers on stakeholders and infrastructure as well as European Polar Research Programme published

Peter Sköld on European Polar Board Executive Committee
Published: 20 Oct, 2020

Arcums Director Peter Sköld elected into the Executive Committee at European Polar Board Plenary Meeting

Profiles and Features

EU Arctic Forum in the actual Arctic
The EU Arctic Forum gathered decision-makers and researchers in Umeå to discuss the future of the Arctic
Published: 11 Feb, 2021
Sweden's new Arctic strategy lacking local input
The Minister of Foreign Affairs presented Sweden's new Arctic strategy at Umeå Arctic Forum.
Published: 04 Feb, 2021
Affiliate receives close to 1 million in research grants from Forte
Forte gives 970,000 kr for a project on competence provision for social services in sparsely populated areas
Published: 14 Sep, 2020
Swedish food strategy questioned in book on Arctic food security
Scientific anthology on food security in the Arctic released today
Published: 10 Sep, 2020
Umeå professor part in prestigious commission on Arctic Health
Read Arcum's interview on how Arctic health issues can be highlighted, and Umu:s unique work with the Arctic.
Published: 23 Mar, 2020
New book about the Arctic as portrayed in children's literature
Interview with co-editor Maria Lindgren Leavenworth on the new book about the Arctic in Children's literature.
Published: 14 Feb, 2020
Successful start for Arcum supported science tour
Interview with Jonas Ericson after the first event in Luleå.
Published: 16 May, 2019
Umeå – a part of the Arctic
What is the Arctic? Opinions differ. But Västerbotten counts as the Swedish Arctic.
Published: 02 Jul, 2018