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Arctic Yearbook 2017The Arctic Yearbook 2017 is now available - online and open access - at

This year’s Arctic Yearbook focuses on the theme of Change & Innovation in the Arctic: Policy, Society, & the Environment. The field of innovation studies began in earnest in the 1960s, and has seen significant growth in the past decade. However very little work has been done to apply that scholarship to an Arctic context. This year’s Arctic Yearbook is an attempt to address this gap, with the nature of its articles an indication of the early direction of the field. We expect and hope that Arctic innovation studies will continue to develop in the future and are pleased to offer one of the first collections on the subject.

AY2017 consists of an introduction to the topic and five thematic sections:

  • Thinking Arctic Innovation
  • Creative Collaboration
  • Arctic Change & Innovation in Practice
  • Arctic Resources & Development
  • Arctic Governance & Institutions

AY2017 is a collection of 22 Scholarly Articles, paired with 6 Briefing Notes to provide succinct explanations of Arctic phenomena and issues of contemporary significance; as well as 11 Commentaries by esteemed and influential decision-makers and experts that provide unique insight into the events and trends that have captured our interest in the past year. In total, this Yearbook is comprised of the work of over 80 contributors from around the world.

You can now access and share AY2017 in various ways:

AY2017 Flip Book (ideal for tablets and smart phones). You can read the yearbook and share it via:

At that same web address, you also have the option to download the full 498-page PDF, or share it on social media or via email.
Access individual PDFs of the articles, commentaries or briefing notes directly via our AY2017 Table of Contents at our website:

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