Faroe Islands sign agreement on Arctic scientific cooperation
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Poul Michelsen, participated in the ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council, hosted by the USA in Fairbanks, Alaska on May 11 2017. A highlight of the meeting was the signing of the Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation. Minister Michelsen noted in his remarks to his Arctic colleagues that the location of the Faroe Islands, where the cold waters from the high Arctic converge with the warm currents of the Gulf stream, has long since been recognized as important for global climate research. The Faroe Islands are pleased and proud to be providing important scientific contributions from Faroese research institutes to international research and monitoring efforts related to oceans and climate change, as well as to many other aspects of Arctic cooperation through the Arctic Council.
Read the Agreement here