Eye on the Arctic

Russia and China agreed to continue cooperating on “the sustainable development of the Arctic” as part of a deep strategic partnership.
February 04, 2022
As the International Maritime Organization (IMO) sub-committee meeting on ship design (SDC 8) and construction got underway this week, a group of international NGOs is calling for the maritime industry to do more to reduce underwater noise disturbances to marine life.
January 18, 2022
Thawing permafrost across the circumpolar North is posing an increased risk to transport and transportation infrastructure, and if left unchecked, could lead to tens of billions of dollars in extra costs, says a team of international researchers.
January 13, 2022
From rain on Greenland’s ice sheet to the browning of the eastern Siberian tundra, climate change is continuing to transform the Arctic in dramatic ways, says the Arctic Report Card 2021 released on Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
December 15, 2021
The Arctic Council, and international forum made up of the world’s eight northern countries, wrapped up their two-day meeting in Salekhard, Russia on Thursday.
December 03, 2021
The Arctic Circle Assembly, one of the biggest northern-themed conferences in the world, is gearing up for its four-day, in-person gathering starting October 14 in Reykjavik.
October 11, 2021
Coast Guard reps from the eight Arctic countries are currently meeting in Russia to discuss further operational cooperation amongst its members.
October 08, 2021
An international agreement banning commercial fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean came into effect June 25, three years after being signed by nine countries, plus the European Union.
June 28, 2021
Sunday saw a slew of record-breaking temperatures in Arctic Russia, as a persistent heatwave continues to sweep Siberia, especially in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).
June 22, 2021
After a topsy turvy two years for the Arctic community that saw it navigate everything from a global pandemic and antagonism from the previous U.S. administration over climate change, to the amplifying of tensions between Russia and the West, the Arctic Council returned to form on Thursday, with all eight foreign ministers signing a joint declaration and touting the importance of dialogue and cooperation in the North.
May 20, 2021