What are the next steps in manned space flight? When will humans finally set foot on Mars? Which country will be the first to get there?

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In January, the Norwegian Polar Institute’s research vessel, Lance, was frozen into the Arctic Ocean with climate researchers from many countries on board. Expectations are high that they will generate important new knowledge that will be used to improve weather forecasts and climate models. Follow Lance's blog, detailing the groundbreaking journey and work illustrated with captivating pictures...

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Photo: Børge Brendebekk/ Byhands.

Around 1,400 participants from more than 30 nations are gearing up for Arctic Frontiers 2015. The conference takes place Jan. 18-23 and is the most significant conference for Arctic issues in Norway. This year’s theme is climate and energy.

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Photo: Iglika Trifonova, APECS International.

As part of the Embassy’s Arctic Series, we focus on articles from the Embassy’s magazine Norway Today this month. The first article is about the globally important Norwegian conference Arctic Frontiers (Jan. 18-23, 2015), and the other festivals taking place in the Arctic city of Tromsø at that time.

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Fish farming in Karlsøy, Troms. Photo: Helge Hansen

Norway's annual seafood exports reached an all-time high in 2014. New export statistics show that no less than a fifth of the entire world population has had a taste of Norwegian salmon.

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Digital diplomacy gets new momentum at the Royal Norwegian Embassy, as Amb. Aas is reaching out to American students via the Embassy’s Virtual Ambassador Program (VAP).

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Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Ambassador Kåre R. Aas presented his credentials to President Obama at the White House on Sept. 17, 2013.

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Photo: Tore Nedrebø.

The 40th annual Ski for Light International Week takes place in Granby, Colo. from Sunday, Jan. 25 through Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.

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Photo: Steffen Kørner Ludvigsen

Norwegian Cashmere Cat has in recent years become well-known worldwide as a producer, musician and DJ. His remixes have been circulating on the international electronic dance music scene for a while, and this year, Cashmere Cat tours the U.S. as an opening act in Ariana Grande's world tour.

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