More from: Arctic

It is December and European Arctic waters are free of ice way north of Svalbard and Novaya Zemlya.
December 09, 2018
Despite complicated ice conditions, more than 18 million tons of goods has been shipped along the Northern Sea Route in 2018, a 68% growth from 2017.
December 05, 2018
In one of Russia’s remotest spots is going on a hectic construction of new housing, parks and local infrastructure.
November 30, 2018
A fleet of five LK-60 icebreakers will be built to keep waters open for the quickly growing Russian Arctic shipping.
November 29, 2018
As project planning of the new Pavlovsky ore processing plant and sea port proceeds, regional authorities say there will be plenty of money and jobs in the remote Arctic island.
November 27, 2018
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.
November 19, 2018
Industrial developments in the Arctic are top priority. And it will be done in cooperation with the Chinese, the President made clear in his almost 4 hour long press conference this week.
December 16, 2017
Contrary to previous signals, the Russian government aims to give nuclear power company Rosatom the top authority for development of the Arctic shipping route.
December 07, 2017
The 35 year old vessel «Chukotka+» carried several thousand tons of oil and independently tried to make it across the Northern Sea Route.
December 04, 2017
Cargo vessel set out out from Murmansk loaded with gravel for Sabetta and then proceeded eastwards towards the Bering Strait with coal from Dikson.
November 23, 2017
It might seem more far-fetched than ever. But it is still something we are working towards, says Chair of Arctic Economic Council Tero Vauraste.
November 22, 2017
«The lights came from all around us, like a massive explosion that lasted for some five, six seconds,» says Barents Observer’s reporter Atle Staalesen who came by car just north of Inari Thursday evening.
November 17, 2017
No chair was reserved for Russia when seven diplomats from the circumpolar north went on stage at Finland’s largest Arctic conference.
November 15, 2017
Dialogue is the key issue, says Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini as he kickstarts his country’s major Arctic conference.
November 15, 2017
The record-big number of animals feasted over a dead bowhead whale on the shores of Wrangel Island.
November 07, 2017
Moscow argues that a Russian search and rescue service is needed to protect its expanding activities in the area.
October 27, 2017
We will seek to keep tensions low and promote good cooperation in the region, the Swedish Foreign Minister says as she takes over the chair of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council.
October 19, 2017
The Russian foreign minister accuses Norway of encroaching on Russian rights on the Arctic archipelago.
October 19, 2017
Franz Josef Land has a 20 percent increase in the number of visitors.
October 13, 2017
Amid a boost in the geopolitical and strategic importance of the Arctic archipelago, the Norwegian government makes clear that the once so powerful industry must end.
October 12, 2017
A group of high-profile scientists specializing in Arctic research is urging the five Arctic coastal states and the five major distant-fishing players to finalize discussions on signing an international agreement on regulating any future fishery in the Central Arctic Ocean.
October 12, 2017
Law professor doubts that the Norwegian government unilaterally can regulate Swedish husbandry on the Norwegian side of the border.
October 10, 2017
The country's Meteorology Service (Rosgidromet) is planning the construction of an ice-class platform, which is to replace previous drifting research stations on ice floes.
October 09, 2017
Strategic concerns over the vulnerability of China’s current trade routes and climate change are pushing Beijing to pay growing attention to developing new transport infrastructure and shipping routes across the increasingly accessible Arctic, experts say.
October 03, 2017
It could be a win-win situation for both countries, Ketil Solvik-Olsen says.
October 03, 2017