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old cars on mine railway

Pyramiden, an former mining town on Svalbard, got evacuated in 1998 after the Russian government acknowledged that the coal extraction was no longer economically viable. On very small scale and after years without economic activities, today the settlement experiences first efforts for revitalization.


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boat in harbor with village in background

It was in the mid 18th century that Finnish settlers moved to the southeastern tip on the Varanger fjord, in the eastern part of Finnmark and not far from Norway’s border to the Russian Federation, where they established the village Bugøynes.


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Bamidele Raheem's picture
locally processed foods (pakuri juoma, lakkahillo, arctic super food, suklaamustikka)

It was a great opportunity to attend the recent Arctic Innovation Camp held from 17th to 19th November at the University of Lapland. There were working groups to address challenges that are peculiar to Northern Sparsely Populated Areas (NSPA).


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table with ice cream

I attended a workshop entitled “Hungry for Finland (H4F)” which is part of a national strategy and it is the first Finnish FOOD&TOURSIM strategy (2015-2020).

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Open pit mine

Founded in the 1950s, Mirny has become one of the world's most important origin for diamonds, making the Russian Federation one of the global leaders in diamond production. The blog post by Gerald Zojer describes some of the information he was able to gather during the UArctic PhD- and Masters course “Resource governance between global theories and local approaches”, which was held from 16th to 22nd of February 2016.


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Hiroshi Maruyama's picture

On 11 June 2015, I landed on Hemavan in Sápmi by plane with Leena Huss, professor of Finnish at the Hugo Valentin Centre of Uppsala University. It was my second visit for the second straight year.

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