Tuesday, September 7, 2021
RSV Nuyina

Australia’s New Antarctic Research Icebreaker Sailing Home After Delivery

Australia’s high-advanced new Antarctic icebreaker ‘Nuyina’ is underway on its 24,000km (13,000 nautical mile) maiden voyage home to Tasmania following delivery from Damen Vlissingen in the Netherlands. The 160-meter Antarctic...

September 7, 2021
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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Research Vessel Polarstern Return

Here’s One Way To Avoid COVID19 – Set Your Ship Adrift In Arctic Ice

After more than a year in the Central Arctic, this Monday, 12 October, the research icebreaker Polarstern returned to her homeport in Bremerhaven. The event marked the end of a...

October 14, 2020
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Friday, December 8, 2017
fishing boat in arctic
Maritime News

In the Arctic Ocean, at Least, Diplomacy Works

By The Editors (Bloomberg View) — Amid resurgent nationalism and talk of nuclear war, it’s been a rough year for global diplomacy. So a 10-party agreement to protect the waters...

December 8, 2017
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
US Coast Guard Icebreaker Healy Gangway

Modern Cartographers Breaking Arctic Ice

  by Lauren Steenson (USCG) Modern day explorers from Arctic nations  are setting their sights north to map the seabed and establish sovereign rights to resources in an icy area...

November 30, 2016
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Monday, March 21, 2016
boaty mcboatface research ship

The Internet Wants to Name the UK’s New £200 Million Polar Research Ship, RRS Boaty McBoatface

Once launched in 2019, it will be one of the most sophisticated polar research vessels ever built. A $300 million state-of-the-art newbuild capable of carrying out the most advanced floating research...

March 21, 2016
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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Maritime News

BSEE Funding Arctic Oil Spill Response Research

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has announced that it is investing up to $600,000 for targeted oil spill response research in Arctic ice. The announcement follows a...

April 3, 2014
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Holy Climate Change! Arctic Sea Ice Melt Shatters Records

Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its minimum extent for the 2012 melt season at a mere 3.41 million square kilometers (1.32 million square miles), shattering previously held minimum...

September 19, 2012
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Friday, August 17, 2012

Record Low Arctic Ice Presents a Whole New Commercial Frontier and Grave Concerns

The Arctic Ocean’s ice cover is shrinking at a record pace this year after higher-than-average temperatures hastened the annual break-up of the sea ice. The area of ocean covered by...

August 17, 2012
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Monday, July 2, 2012

Arctic Dynamic Positioning R&D Project Gets $3.2 Million Go Ahead

The final piece of a CAD $8.5 million research project to improve DP operations in ice fell into place on May 23, 2012 when the Government of Canada announced a...

July 2, 2012
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Friday, June 8, 2012

Scientists Discover Huge Phytoplankton Bloom in Ice Covered Waters

A team of researchers, including scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), discovered a massive bloom of phytoplankton beneath ice-covered Arctic waters. Until now, sea ice was thought to block...

June 8, 2012
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

DNV Executive Interview – Fuel Cells, Subsea Technology, Arctic Shipping, and More

At last month’s Connecticut Maritime Association conference in Stamford, Connecticut, I met up with DNV Americas’ COO, Elisabeth Torstad, as well as President, DNV Maritime, Oil & Gas, Tor Svensen, and...

April 12, 2012
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

NOAA Joins Forces With Big Oil To Share Ocean Data

NOAA, Shell , ConocoPhillips, and Statoil today signed an agreement to collaborate on scientific ocean, coastal and climate data for the Arctic. The agreement facilitates the sharing of data sets...

August 25, 2011
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Chainsawing Submarines – Images From the Arctic

While some are using this month’s bizarre winter weather to ski naked, Gizmodo points us to more serious work being done by the Applied Physics Lab Ice Station in Alaska....

June 1, 2011
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

NOAA unveils Arctic’s 2010-2017 Strategic Plan

Photo: 2010 Arctic ice minimum compared to average courtesy NOAA NOAA explained yesterday how it will concentrate scientific, service, and stewardship efforts in the Arctic when it released its first...

March 17, 2011
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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Kickball in The Bering Sea – Photo

Here is a shot from LTJG Tasha Thomas (HEALY’s Public Affairs Officer) in one of her regular updates to family and friends about life aboard the icebreaker HEALY. This shot...

April 23, 2009
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Monday, October 20, 2008

USCG Ice Breaker Fleet Update – Video

Here is an update from the Pentagon Channel on the status of the USCG Polar Ice Breaking fleet: More USCG official videos can be found at the USCGImagery channel on...

October 20, 2008
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Friday, July 25, 2008
Ship Design

R/V Aurora Borealis, Drillship

  The most technologically advanced drillship in the world is not on lovaton in the gulf of mexico or in a Korean shipyard. Actually it’s not even built yet. Meet...

July 25, 2008
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