Welcome to the AsiArctic Programme website
The Arctic is increasingly becoming a place of international attention. As the ice melts, new opportunities and challenges arise. Asian states which previously had little interest in the area are taking a greater interest in the Arctic. The increased interest is consistent with the economic growth of Asian countries and integration into the global economy. In the AsiArctic research program we, researchers from the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) and the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies (IFS), aim to contribute new and relevant knowledge on the Arctic interests of China, Japan, Korea and India. More specifically, we are investigating the following topics:
On this website we will also publish news and relevant information about the four Asian countries' Arctic endeavors.