To the Second Arctic Science Ministerial!

On 25 and 26 October, science ministers, researchers and representatives of international organizations and Arctic Indigenous peoples will come together in Berlin to discuss the future course of Arctic research. A Science Forum will take place on the first day of the conference. A Ministerial Meeting will take place on the second day with the aim of producing a Joint Statement on international collaboration in the Arctic.

Click here to learn more about the background to the conference.

Watch our live stream to follow the Arctic Science Forum on 25 October from 10.00am to 6.30pm.


The history of Arctic research begins in the mid-19th century. Since then, researchers from all over the world have been collecting fascinating insights: about the flora and fauna, the Arctic ice cover, its inhabitants and the importance of the region for our climate.

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Public side events

The changes occurring in the Arctic have an impact on global climate – and therefore is a concern for us all. The ASM2 public side events and further events such as the Ocean Plastics Lab and the Festival of Lights aim to draw attention to these issues and raise public awareness of the Arctic region.

Are you planning to host a side event in the margins of the Second Arctic Science Ministerial? Please register for formal endorsement and have your event posted on this website.


The countries participating in the second Conference of Science Ministers on Arctic Research (ASM2) and indigenous and international organisations have submitted their implementation results for the first conference (ASM1) and new activities on the three main topics of the second conference (ASM2). In this password protected area all ASM2 participants have access to these background documents.

Welcome to the Second Arctic Science Ministerial

Die Europäische Kommission, Deutschland und Finnland richten am 25. und 26. Oktober 2018 gemeinsam die zweite Arktiskonferenz aus. An zwei Veranstaltungstagen kommen Regierungsmitglieder aus der ganzen Welt in Berlin zusammen, um über ihre wissenschaftliche Zusammenarbeit in der Arktis zu sprechen.