In recent years with rapid changes of climate and environment in the Arctic region and China’s economic growth, the interaction between China and the Arctic has been increasingly deepened, which calls for a coherent and sustainable development of the Arctic and China.

China-Nordic Arctic research cooperation has been intensified over the past few years and during that period Chinese institutes such as the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) and Shanghai Institute of International Studies (SIIS) have strengthened their ties with international counterparts.


The 6th China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium took place in Tromsø, Norway, 23-25 May 2018 under the theme "Integrated Ocean Management in the Arctic” covering the overarching issues of knowledge building, governance challenges and science-governance interplay.

Thematic sessions included: 1) Fisheries Management in Arctic Waters, 2) Marine Pollution, 3) Climate Change, Maritime Governance and Sustainability in the Arctic. The symposium agenda is now available, additional reports from the symposium can be found on the websites of co-hosts Fridtjof Nansen Institute and the Norwegian Polar Institute. The 7th China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium will take place in Shanghai in May/June 2019, with call for abstracts published in January 2019.

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