Catalogues and Libraries

Scientific journals

AMBIO: a journal of human environment

Earth and Environmental Science

Arctic Herald

Acta Borealia

Nordic Journal of Circumpolar Societies

Arctic Anthropology

An international journal devoted to the study of Old and New World northern cultures and peoples.

Database, catalogues and libraries


A list of journals that specifically cover Polar Research topics

High North Research Documents

High North Research Documents includes all freely available research documents thematically relevant to the high north. The service covers all subjects and many languages, and is free and open for all.

Arctic Portal

Links Archive

European Portal on Research Infrastructures’ services

Online database

The Norwegian Barents Secretariat : other sources for projects funding

A collection of links to other relevant sources for project funding in Norway and Russia.

IPY (International Polar Year )

The International Polar Year is a large scientific programme focused on the Arctic and the Antarctic from March 2007 to March 2009.

Arctic Research Institutes Database

The database contains information on research and education institutions which are dealing with the Arctic or Antarctic.

Russian International Affairs Council: library


Russian International Affairs Council: on-line journals on international affairs

Open catalogue of scientific conference, exhibitions and seminars (in Russian only)

Informational resources

Community research & development information service (CORDIS)

The gateway to European research and development

Arctic Portal

The Arctic Portal provides a comprehensive gateway to the Arctic on the internet, increases co-operation between both public and private parties across the Arctic and grants exposure to Arctic related information


Official cooperation in the Nordic region

Northern Research Forum

The Northern Research Forum (NRF) provides an international platform for an effective dialogue between members of the research community and a wide range of stakeholders including researchers, educators, politicians, business leaders, civil servants, community leaders, NGO representatives, and resource users and managers. The Forum facilitates research on issues and problems relevant to the contemporary Northern agenda and believed to have global significance.

Barents Observer is an open internet news service, which offers daily updated news from and about the Barents Region and the Arctic. The site is run by the Norwegian Barents Secretariat in Kirkenes, Norway.

Arctic Informational Agency «»

Russian agency collects news related to the Arctic

National Park “Russian Arctic”

The territory of the national park is located on the northern tip of Novaya Zemlya. The website has news-line, pictures, information about tourism (Russian only )

Science for Environment Policy


NatureGate enables you to find fascinating information about hundreds of wild species together with thousands of superb images captured by top photographers. NatureGate mainly works in eight languages. Many of featured species can be found right around the world.

Polar Information Commons (PIC):

The PIC is an initiative of the International Council of Science (ICSU) led by the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA). PIC is also sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO); the International Arctic Science Council, IASC; the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research, SCAR; the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, IUGG and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science.

The PIC grows out of the International Polar Year (IPY), and involves all members of the IPY Data and Information Service and the Standing Committee for Antarctic Data Management.

The PIC also contributes to the development of the new ICSU World Data System and engages with national and world data centres across disciplines.

Ultimately the PIC is the scientists who collect polar data; the archives that preserve data; and the community who use, repurpose and share data.


Links of interests (Journals, Newsletters and Listservs; Organizations; Research Groups and Programs)

Informational resources (in Russian only)

The Education System in the Russian Federation

This education brief is intended for non-Russian researchers willing to get familiar with Russian education system and more generally for all those involved in education and education policy.

Informational internet-channel (in Russian only)

Poisk: scientific society’s weekly newspaper (in Russian only)

Russian Education (in Russian only

Arctic Informational Agency

Arctic info

Updated 26.04.2013