With an opening Arctic Ocean, Joint scientific efforts and new approaches in fisheries management may lead to the significant reinforcement of the existing governance complex.
Arctic wildlife, which is specialized for surviving in snow and ice, will likely have to adapt to wetter conditions in the future, and the question remains whether they can.
Captain George DeLong and his brave men will finally conquer the North Pole and they will also prove that the North Pole is an open, warm sea.
China plans to build a heavy duty icebreaker within the framework of its Polar Silk Road. Guest author and Arctic expert Katya Uryupova explains what this new plan means for China and the Arctic.
Adélie penguins often steal rocks from each other’s nests, but new research shows the crafty birds target some nests more than others.
Plumes of dust from Greenland heralding the coming of winter are made up a material that scientists say can be used elsewhere
Louise Arner Boyd was an American polar and Greenland explorer. Between 1931 and 1941 she undertook several research trips to Greenland.
The Danish PM Mette Frederiksen plans a second official apology to the survivors of a failed social experiment conducted by Denmark in the 1950s, but this time in Greenland and in person.
Italy not only conducts research in the Mediterranean, but also has a distinct Arctic research program, as guest author and journalist Jacopo Pasotti shows.
Russia promotes the Northern Sea Route as a vital alternative for shipping. But knowing what lies beneath the Arctic waters is essential as Dr. Ekaterina Uryupova shows in her guest article.
The number of brown bears in Scandinavia has increased over the past decades thanks to effective protection measures. Guest author Stefan Leimer tells about his encounter with bears in Finland.
The modern and contemporary art of Greenland is little known outside of Greenland and Denmark. So far, only a few artists have been able to make a name for themselves internationally.
We always want to pick up on exciting stories. Not always we can report about pleasant things, like the story about whaling in the last century
Fredrik Hjalmar Johansen was a polar explorer whose achievements remained unrecognized until after his death. Today Johansen is counted among Norway’s most important polar explorers.
A revamped EU Arctic policy will see Brussels pulling what levers it can to steer development in the region and is thereby also willing to go against a global industry swinging a green stick.
Reindeer are one of the farthest north living large mammals and inhabit circumpolar tundra areas in large numbers.
A Swiss botanist from the SLF was also involved in the expedition to the north of Greenland, which among other things discovered the northernmost island in the world.
Bird die-offs seem not to be common, but in the Bering region these dramatic events in the wild have been occurring over the past few years on a regular basis.
The life of Richard Evelyn Byrd followed orderly military paths: Born in 1888 in Winchester, Virginia, USA, into one of the richest families in the state, he graduated from military school and served as a naval officer in Canadian waters during the First World War. In 1917, Byrd began flight training and became an avid […]
Plastic debris is choking the ocean. Gate to the Arctic expedition sailed to Bear Island on 74 degrees north to collect, analyze and lay the foundation for future young Arctic Ambassadors.
This book is like a small expedition: experience unique encounters with blue whales, reindeer, polar bears and walruses. Feel the endless expanse of wild Arctic nature.
In the second part of the series on the fate of polar bears, guest author Peter Balwin shows how a tradition has turned into a bloody business that threatens the future of the king of the Arctic more massively than climate change.
Archaeological finds show that the use of antler by humans has a tradition that goes back a long way.
A leopard seal normally inhabiting Antarctica has turned up in Lyall Bay in Wellington, on New Zealand’s North Island.