Soon charter flight with tourists from Russia to Spitsbergen, claims Ildar Neverov, general director of Arktikugol. The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs contradicts.
The lack of ice-going vessels is holding back the development of the Northern Sea Route (NSR). Indian and Chinese shipyards hope to jump into the gap and construct vessels.
After the incident around the “Ocean Explorer” in the East Greenlandic Alpefjord, expedition tourism stands in the focus of the government, which intends stricter regulations.
Two huge areas in Alaska’s North Slope Borough, the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, will see oil and gas production drastically restricted following a decision by US President Joe Biden.
The first international polar summit will be held in Paris in November, organized by Olivier Poivre d’Arvor and attended by President Emmanuel Macron. An opportunity to bring the polar programming bill to life and refine French strategy.
Greenland is planning reforms to reduce expenditure and increase revenue. A finance bill and a proposal to relax the law on dividends will be debated in the Greenland Parliament at the end of the month.
On 22 September, the Parliament of Greenland will begin its autumn session. Between cruise tax, anti-discrimination law, Paris agreement and Inuit register, the discussions promise to be heated.
Brazil is making progress on polar issues and its deployment capability. For the first time, it has published a ten-year scientific program that includes the Arctic.
The Royal Norwegian Guard and Band visited the king penguin Sir Nils Olav III, whom they promoted to Major General, at Edinburgh Zoo last week, as part of their performance at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2023.
China’s use of multifunctional acoustic buoys in the Arctic Ocean for research purposes is raising concerns among expert teams about their use.
An agreement allowing the Inuvialuit to administer the offshore oil and gas resources of their territories has just been signed.
A joint team from the Franco-Swiss Alpine regions has published an article in Nature exploring the natural areas that will be exposed by retreating glaciers between now and 2100, calling for recognition of this unique character and the services these areas provide to humanity.
A proposed lawl brings polar research budgets in line with France’s historic ambitions in these regions, currently in the hands of the French Commission for Cultural Affairs and Education.
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $37.5 million grant to boost an Alaska mine project that would produce a mineral deemed critical to electronics and batteries: graphite.
A decision to build a new class of warship and a polar-research vessel shows Denmark wants to be able to stake its Arctic claim on something other than Greenland
As Denmark looks to recruit more Greenlanders to its armed forces, Greenland eyes an opportunity to simultaneously prevent conflict and prepare its young people for the future
Russia plans to start charter flights from Moscow and Murmansk to Spitsbergen from late 2023 onwars, which would allow Russian tourists to visit the archipelago without a visa.
You might not think it, but Greenland has a lot in common with the Cook Islands. Perhaps that is why one of the things they do not share is being so closely looked at in Greenland as it progresses towards independence from Denmark
After losing two-thirds of its population since the 1980s, the town of Tiksi is counting on the emergence of the Northern Sea Route as profitable shipping lane for Moscow as it looks to reinvigorate a local shipping industry
It will now be up to US states to determine how wetland areas should be protected
Novatek has turned to a Chinese supplier of turbines for gas liquefaction to replace their US-based supplier who broke off ties last year
The Kremlin says it plans reduce coal production to the minimum required to keep Svalbard supplied by 2032, cutting away two-thirds of its annual output
The chairmanship of the Arctic Council has successfully passed from Russia to Norway, but the future of the outfit once thought to be isolated from tensions outside the region is more uncertain than ever
Greenland’s first crack at a constitution suggests that its future could look a lot like its present