NEWS

Events:

December 2015: Johan Etourneau and Denis-Didier Rousseau presented the French Arctic Initiative, respectively at Radio Canada and in Helsinki (see the report from the French Embassy)

December 12, 2015: Distinction awarded to Jean-Claude Gascard under the "Etoiles de l'Europe 2015" which rewards European project leaders

October 2015: Closing speech of the Arctic Circle conference in Reykjavik by the President of the French Republic François Hollande

July 2015: Session organized for the Arctic shipyard in the framework of the meeting "Our Common Future Under Climate Change" which was in preparation for COP21.Consult presentations online or session organized by EU-PolarNet.

June 2015:

  1. In order to improve the visbility and implication of France during the preparatory phase of the year the Polar Prediction (YOPP) which is underway, Matthieu Chevallier (MétéoFrance and member of the PPP Steering Group) and Gerhard Krinner (CNRS) are calling for the mobilization of the French polar community (Arctic and Antarctic).
  1. As part of the implementation of innovative educational projects, the National Institute of Oriental Languages ​​and Civilizations has made a short video presentation of the teaching of Inuktitut by videoconference .
  2. June 2015: Enclosed please find the June 2015 edition of our newsletter IASC Progress, which provides a summary of the Arctic Science Summit Week 2015 in Toyama, Japan..

January 19, 2015: The World Climate Research Program (WCRP) is launching a Polar Challenge to reward the first team able to send an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for a 2000km mission under the sea-ice in the Arctic or Antarctic. The ultimate aim is to demonstrate a sorely-needed monitoring tool for the Polar regions to expand scientific research capabilities and climate services in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

November 4, 2014: The French President Francois Hollande, Ministers Laurent Fabius and Najat Vallaud-Belkacem visited Takuvik team on November 4, 2014 (Québec, Canada).