Upcoming Event

2017 Alaska Dialogue – On the Commons

November 4-5, in Girdwood, Alaska.
Help us launch the Alaska Center for the Commons by attending this year’s Alaska Dialogue. We’ll focus on the four areas described above but even more importantly we’re interested in how the Commons might be interpreted by you – what does this mean for Alaskans today and how does it play a role in shaping our future?

What's New?

Arctic Energy Summit

The next Arctic Energy Summit will be held September 18-20, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. This summit is a multi-disciplinary event expected to draw several hundred industry officials, scientists, academics, policy makers, energy professionals and community leaders together to collaborate and share leading approaches on Arctic energy issues.

What's New?

Dr. Artur Chilingarov receives Robert O. Anderson Sustainable Arctic Award

Dr. Chilingarov is recognized for his lifetime service, commitment to sustainable development and international cooperation.

News and Events

Offshore OpEd

The Institute of the North’s advancement of Arctic issues related to sustainable development is part of a strategic and inclusive approach. Alaska has advocated for partnership in the development of U.S. Arctic policy and believes that Alaska’s involvement will result in a stronger, more effective effort.

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Alaska and Maine: Partners in the Future of the Arctic

Maine’s location and resources ensure its status as a near Arctic state. Its connection to Alaska is evident in the states’ similar roles as Arctic gateways. Maine’s strategic location is conducive to Arctic shipping interests. The state is located in the midst of multiple trans-Atlantic shipping routes and sits at the northeast corner of the continental U.S., bordering Canada.

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Arctic Interchange

Alaska’s science, policy and business community will come together to celebrate the successes of the U.S. Chairmanship, toast the future of the Finnish Chairmanship and recognize the hard work still to do in meeting the high goals of environmental protection, sustainable development, inclusion of indigenous peoples and international cooperation. Fairbanks, Alaska hosted the Arctic Interchange May 8-12, 2017.

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Our Mission

The Institute of the North informs strategic public policy and cultivates an engaged citizenry focused on socio-economic development in the Arctic. We support responsible development and collaborative management of commonly owned resources for individual and community prosperity. We strive to understand and communicate the reality and richness of the Arctic and the responsibility of those who live and work there.