Thursday, February 25, 2021
Environment

The Deadliest Catch Is About To Get Deadlier As Arctic Thunderstorms Are Predicted To Intensify

By Yereth Rosen (Reuters) – Alaska may need to brace for more thunderstorms — along with the landslides, floods and wildfires they can bring — if current climate trends continue,...

February 25, 2021
Total Views: 37712

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
News

Robots Penetrate Massive South Atlantic Iceberg

By Isla Binnie (Reuters) – For the next four months, robotic submersible vehicles will swim the frigid, choppy waters around South Georgia island, gathering evidence to determine whether a massive...

February 17, 2021
Total Views: 2769

Friday, February 12, 2021
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Navy

Denmark Ramps Up Arctic Naval Defense Spending

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen (Reuters) Denmark said on Thursday it will significantly strengthen its defense capabilities in the Arctic, including long-range drones and radars, as shrinking sea ice has fast-tracked a...

February 12, 2021
Total Views: 2198

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise Navigating In Ice
Environment

The Arctic Environment Is Transforming, Here’s How And Why

By Clare Baldwin and Kate Abnett (Reuters) – The environmental transformation happening in the Arctic is key to understanding the potential global impacts of climate change, an Alaska Native leader...

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 1667

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Defense

U.S. Navy Releases Arctic Strategy

The U.S. Navy on Wednesday revealed its strategy in the Arctic as the region becomes more and more accessible. The forward-looking “blueprint” provides strategic guidance on how the Department of...

January 6, 2021
Total Views: 4226

Shipping

USCGC Polar Star Visits Dutch Harbor for First Time Since 2013

The U.S. Coast Guard’s sole polar icebreaker, USCGC Polar Star, has arrived in Dutch Harbor, Alaska as part of its unusual Arctic deployment. The logistics stop comes 30 days into...

January 6, 2021
Total Views: 3764

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
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Defense

McMurdo Resupply Canceled – US’s Only Heavy Icebreaker Will Go North Instead

This year the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the nation’s only heavy icebreaker, will not deploy to Antarctica to resupply McMurdo station this year because Operation Deep Freeze was...

November 4, 2020
Total Views: 718

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
News

How Do You Insure Ships In The Arctic?

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Oct 27 (Reuters) – When Captain Will Whatley guides a ship through Arctic waters, he is starkly aware of what can go wrong. Double the manpower...

October 27, 2020
Total Views: 198

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Research Vessel Polarstern Return
Environment

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
Total Views: 36

Friday, August 7, 2020
Maritime News

Arctic Sea Ice Shrank to Record Lows in July

By Laura Millan Lombrana (Bloomberg) –Ice covering the Arctic Ocean reached the lowest level since at least 1979 for July as temperatures spiked in the region, leaving large stretches of...

August 7, 2020
Total Views: 12

Thursday, August 6, 2020
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Maritime News

Arctic Sea Ice Shrank to Record Lows in July

By Laura Millan Lombrana (Bloomberg) –Ice covering the Arctic Ocean reached the lowest level since at least 1979 for July as temperatures spiked in the region, leaving large stretches of...

August 6, 2020
Total Views: 12

Monday, January 27, 2020
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Maritime News

Green Groups Push for Low Sulphur Fuel Ban in the Arctic

LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Green groups on Monday called for a ban on the use of new low sulfur fuel in the Arctic region, citing research showing that blends...

January 27, 2020
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Maritime News

Climate Change Hitting Top U.S. Fishery in the Arctic, NOAA Report Says

Arctic ecosystems and communities are increasingly at risk due to continued warming and declining sea ice, according NOAA’s 2019 Arctic Report Card. By Timothy Gardner and Yereth Rosen WASHINGTON/ANCHORAGE, Dec...

December 10, 2019
Total Views: 8

Monday, October 21, 2019
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Maritime News

Russia Willing to Pay to Lure Shippers to the Arctic

(Bloomberg) –Russia wants to make its Arctic waters more attractive to shippers than the Suez Canal and could be willing to compensate for potential risks to make that happen. President...

October 21, 2019
Total Views: 55

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Maritime News

Research Icebreaker Parks on Arctic Ice Floe for Year-Long Drift Around the North Pole

German research icebreaker Polarstern is now parked Arctic Ocean ice floe where researchers will set up camp for a one-year-long drift around the North Pole in the name of climate...

October 8, 2019
Total Views: 3

Friday, September 20, 2019
Start of the Arctic research expedition in Norway
Maritime News

Arctic Expedition to Investigate ‘Epicenter of Climate Change”

For the first time ever, scientists will use a modern research icebreaker to drift in the ice for an entire year, allowing scientists to investigate the Arctic winter from the...

September 20, 2019
Total Views: 9

Friday, September 13, 2019
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Offshore News

Melting Arctic Means New, and Faster, Subsea Cables

By Thomas Pfeiffer and Ilya Khrennikov (Bloomberg) –Global warming has opened up Arctic passages to new shipping routes. Now the melting ice is handing an opportunity to other industries. Submarine...

September 13, 2019
Total Views: 74

Monday, August 26, 2019
Maritime News

Azipod-Equipped Norwegian Coast Guard Vessel Reaches North Pole

The Norwegian Coast Guard vessel KV Svalbard Nordpolen has become the first Norwegian ship to reach the North Pole. Built in 2001, the KV Svalbard is a relatively small icebreaker...

August 26, 2019
Total Views: 27

Sunday, August 25, 2019
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Maritime News

Macron Calls on Shipping Lines to Shun Arctic Route

By James Regan and Irina Reznik (Bloomberg) — French President Emmanuel Macron is calling on container lines to avoid using a new Arctic shipping route to protect the environment. Speaking...

August 25, 2019
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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Maritime News

Arctic Cruises Accused of Leaving Indigenous People in the Cold

By Sonia Elks LONDON, Aug 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A lust for adventure tourism is driving a rise in the number of cruise ships touring the Arctic, but local...

August 13, 2019
Total Views: 6