Stories of the Finnish Arctic Expertise

Plans for the Arctic railway to be explored

11.7.2017

The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications has requested the Finnish Transport Agency to explore, in cooperation with the Norwegian transport authorities, the possibilities of constructing the Arctic railway and to examine its profitability.

The purpose of the assignment is to examine the possible rail lines, find out what the users need and identify a possible business model and demand potential.

According to the information request, the work should be carried out in cooperation with the Norwegian railway authorities and making use of the Nordic cooperation forum of the railway authorities. The assignment is to be completed by 28 February 2018.

Cooperation regarding the Arctic railway was discussed already in June when the Finnish Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner met the Norwegian Minister of Transport and Communications Ketil Solvik-Olsen.

“The importance of the Arctic region is growing from the perspective of both the Nordic countries and the European Union. The Arctic railway would speed up the development of the region and promote its growth and employment. It would also improve our climate change preparedness,” Minister Berner says.

 

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New premises for Finland’s northernmost diplomatic representation

11.7.2017 11:31

The Murmansk office of the Consulate General of Finland has moved to new premises. The new building is located on Ulitsa Zavodskaj 2, a cross street of the main street Prospekt Lenina, in Murmansk city centre.

 

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A different kind of summer

4.7.2017 8:00

For the centenary of Finnish independence in 2017, a group of researchers will board an expedition of a lifetime. Multipurpose icebreaker Nordica will set sail from Vancouver for Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, through the legendary Northwest Passage.

 

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Constructing new digital highways in the Arctic regions

16.6.2017 11:00

Data traffic is growing exponentially. There are major bottlenecks in the current connections. The Top of the World Arctic Broadband Summit in Oulu discussed broadband development and its implications for the Arctic societies and businesses.

 

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The idea of Amandan was born out of the clouds: instead of going ice swimming you can take a cold mist shower

2.6.2017 12:13

According to research cold therapy can relieve stress and improve the quality of life. Cold therapy eases pain and helps muscles recover. Panu Vapaavalta has developed a cold mist treatment that can be used in every bathroom.

 

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Listening to Northern Lights and Receiving Messages from Outer Space

29.5.2017 15:08

The Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory studies everything between heaven and earth. Originally, the scientific community landed in Sodankylä because of the northern lights