Eye on the Arctic

As China’s activity ramps up in the North, Nordic countries should aim to develop a common approach to the Asian superpower’s increased involvement in the Arctic, says a recent report.
July 13, 2020
The Swedish government announced 1.2 million Swedish kroner (approximately $170,00 CDN) this month for the Sami Paliament to begin laying the groundwork for the country’s upcoming Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
June 17, 2020
The Arkhangelsk Oblast and the Nenets Autonomous Okrug (NAO) in Russia’s northwestern Arctic announced on Wednesday in joint news releases they are planning to merge.
May 14, 2020
Much of the Arctic Ocean will become ice-free during summers by 2050 even if greenhouse gas emissions are reduced sharply, according to a new study.
April 23, 2020
A new study from UiT The Arctic University of Norway revealed that estimates of methane emissions released from the Arctic Ocean floor are calculated without taking into account seasonal variability and may therefore be overestimated.
January 15, 2020
The direction indicated by our compasses, the magnetic north pole, is not fixed, unlike the geographic north. In fact, it is moving pretty fast and even more in recent years.
December 29, 2019
A one year, international Arctic science expedition started its second leg this week with approximately 100 people switching places between German research icebreaker Polarstern and the Russian resupply icebreaker Kapitan Dranitsyn, all taking place in the middle of the Central Arctic sea ice.
December 19, 2019
Greenhouse gases reached record highs in 2018 according a bulletin released on Monday by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), continuing a trend that will have severe consequences for future generations the WMO said.
November 27, 2019
A coalition of environmental and conservation groups working on more environmentally sustainable shipping practices in the Arctic says it welcomes a decision by thirty expedition cruise line operators to forgo the use of heavy fuel oil while operating in the region.
November 15, 2019