There is unease in several Russian government ministries as officials start to understand that the President’s objectives for the Northern Sea Route can not be reached. The only way to please the president might be to expand the sea route itself.
Almost 105 years after the Russian polar explorer vanished in his attempt to make it through the Northeast Passage, the powerful tanker that carries his name breaks its way towards LNG terminal Sabetta.
A polar bear shot dead after it attacked a crew member from a cruise ship on Svalbard this summer now raises question whether drones could be used to check the shores before making zodiac landings. Authorities and the cruise industry itself are skeptical.
For thirteen years, there has been no reindeer herding agreement on the grazing of reindeer across the border between Sweden and Norway. In Sweden, reindeer herders view the 1751 Lapp Codicil as still valid.
Finland is hosting the Arctic Biodiversity Congress this week, where 450 scientists, government officials, indigenous peoples and experts from 26 countries are discussing safeguarding the Arctic environment. Finland is chair of the Arctic Council from 2017-2019, and hosting two high-level environmental meetings this month.
According to Artistic Director Jorma Lehtola, the public will be able to watch indigenous films from Sápmi, Canada, Alaska, Greenland and Russia at the 2019 Skábmagovat Film Festival in Inari, Finland.
This was once upon a time the world's northernmost kindergarten and primary school. Abandoned twenty years ago, Pyramiden coal-mining town on the northern edge of the world is a preserved display of what the Soviet Union wanted to offer in the Arctic if communism worked. It didn’t.
Russia’s new state Commission for the Arctic will have to follow up the President’s new top priorities, including the boost of goods shipments on the Northern Sea Route to 80 million tons by year 2024.
The Heiss area is located along the coasts of the Franz Josef Land and could hold up to 140 million tons of oil and 2 trillion cubic meters of gas. Now, Gazprom is training on how to remove icebergs from the harsh Arctic waters.
Officials from five Arctic countries and five major distant fishing powers are meeting in Greenland Wednesday to sign a legally binding international accord that will protect nearly three million square kilometres of the Central Arctic Ocean from unregulated fishing.