Thomas Nilsen

"​A hybrid-strategy is underway in which Russia bolsters its legitimate presence in Svalbard on one hand while raising tensions in the maritime space on the other hand," says polar geopolitics expert Elizabeth Buchanan.
December 07, 2021
Five Coast Guard ships are soon to carry drones with sensors capable of detecting radioactivity in case of a maritime accident involving a potential release from a reactor-powered civilian or military vessel.
December 03, 2021
Russia expects Chinese banks soon to sign financing agreements for Novatek’s Arctic LNG 2 project.
November 29, 2021
Exceptional cold is affecting northern Scandinavia and Russia’s Kola Peninsula with temperatures below -30°C.
November 28, 2021
Both the "Arktika" and "Sibir" have been on sea trials in the Gulf of Finland this week, while construction work on the "Ural", "Yakutia" and "Chukotka" continue according to schedule.
November 26, 2021
Finland will in its Presidency of the Barents Council initiate improvements for a charger network for electric vehicles to be available also in areas with low population densities and long distances, says FM Pekka Haavisto.
November 25, 2021
The destroyer “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” and support vessels are conducting combat training missions in the Norwegian Sea says the press service of the Northern Fleet.
November 25, 2021
Norway’s successful transition to zero-emission transport sector continues. By the end of 2022, the last remaining ferry connection along European route E6, Bognes-Skarberget, will operate on batteries.
November 23, 2021
The Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership (NDEP) has decided to start a technical review aimed to find a safe way to lift two Cold War submarines from the Barents- and Kara Seas.
November 22, 2021
Crew members on the International Space Station had to board their lifeboats after the blasted satellite caused 1,500 pieces of debris were coming their way.
November 16, 2021