China’s ambitions to take a more significant role in the Arctic are likely to lead to growing tensions in the future.
Atomflot reported that a Turkish company has been awarded the contract for the construction of a floating dock for the new Project 22220 nuclear icebreakers.
Novatek does not plan to resume shipments to Asia via the Northeast Passage until mid-June, a month later than last year.
The three heads of government of Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands have reached a de facto agreement to give both territories more independence and leadership in the Arctic.
In five years the Russian Far East and the Arctic will become a tourist paradise, said the Minister Alexei Chekunkov at the Economic Forum in St. Petersburg.
The U.S. government has defended an oil production project in Alaska on the one hand, while freezing production licenses in ANWR on the other.
A comprehensive report on the state of Arctic diversity shows that animals and plants are under varying degrees of pressure, depending on species and location, and calls for more cooperation.
Today’s Arctic Council ministerial meeting discussed some important issues on security, climate, development and the new chairmanship of Russia.
The distribution of aid funds planned by the Longyearbyen Local Council is considered unfair and discriminatory by some representatives of the tourism industry
Japan’s Marine Science and Technology Agency will begin building a new icebreaker in 2021 to conduct research in the North Pole region.
The construction of the fiber-optic communication line from Murmansk to Vladivostok is scheduled to start in late May – early June.
In the future, nuclear submarines of NATO partners will be able to dock near the Norwegian city of Tromsø.
The governor of Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region believes that flights from Khatanga to the North Pole is a great opportunity for the region to promote tourism.
The US is trying to counter Russian actions in the Arctic. The Defense Department is concerned about Russia’s expansion in the region.
This year’s Arctic Council meeting could also be a simultaneous US-Russian summit, as both foreign ministers will be attending.
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.