Japan’s Marine Science and Technology Agency will begin building a new icebreaker in 2021 to conduct research in the North Pole region.
This year’s Arctic Council meeting could also be a simultaneous US-Russian summit, as both foreign ministers will be attending.
The 2020/21 Antarctic campaign has been successfully completed following the arrival of the icebreaker ARA “Almirante Irízar” in the port of Buenos Aires.
The Canadian government assesses, in addition to climate change, China’s expansion into the Arctic as problems that will have to be dealt with in the future.
Indigenous peoples on the Taimyr Peninsula will receive new funding to preserve their culture. 28 different projects in the Russian Arctic benefit from the grants.
For the first time in history, Russia is supplying LNG to Norway at the Hammerfest LNG plant in Melkøya, which opened in 2007 and is operated by Equinor.
Novatek plans to raise $11 billion for Arctic operations, intending to accelerate the start-up of Arctic LNG2.
Greenland has voted and put a damper on the previously ruling Siumut party by electing the opposition party as the strongest force.
As soon as the traffic jam at the Suez Canal was over and the last ships could pass through the canal, the discussion about alternatives really started.
The Clean Arctic Alliance called on the ‘International Maritime Organization’ to take the step of immediately banning ships from using heavy fuel oil in the Arctic.
For the first time in Russia’s history, three Russian Navy nuclear submarines surfaced together in the ice within a 300-meter radius.
The Czech Republic would like to join the circle of observer states in the Arctic Council this year and wants to convince with its scientific interests.
Currently, the question of the placement of the special submarine “Khabarovsk” is under consideration. One of the possible options for deployment is Kamchatka.
In the midst of the dispute between the U.S. and Russia, the U.S. Army releases its own Arctic strategy, titled “Regaining Arctic Dominance”
Russia is considering using prisoners to help clean up the Arctic after a massive diesel spill hit the area around the city of Norilsk last year.
According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the fine of 1.62 billion euros will be used to improve the ecology of the region.
The “Davis” station is the southernmost Australian research station in Antarctica and is getting older. It is now to be renewed.
The passage of the Northeast Passage in winter does not yet seem to be without problems. The “Nikolay Yevgenov” has suffered damage at the Azipod.
The Chinese People’s Congress in Beijing decided on March 5, 2021 to participate in the construction of a “Polar Silk Road”.
The small town of Nikel, in the far northwest of Russia suffered greatly from air pollution from the local nickel smelter. This has now been closed.
The Arktika-M-1 satellite was launched on February 28, 2021 and is the first of ten Arktika satellites that Roscosmos plans to put into orbit over the next few years.
The most modern ship of Russia’s fleet of icebreaker, the “Arktika” has left Murmansk after a longer stay and is again used for pilotage.
February 22, 1904 is a memorable day in Argentine polar exploration. That’s when Argentina took over the “Orcadas” station and has held it since that date.
Thanks to polar bear conservation, plans for preliminary oil exploration in ANWR will not receive approval and remain on hold.