A petition calling for a halt to the protection status of ringed seals in the US part of the Arctic has been rejected by federal authorities.
The Trump administration wants to use a rule to prevent banks from not financing extractions projects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
On November 20, 2020, the IMO in a virtual meeting decided to ban the use and transport of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic Ocean.
The Russian Northern Fleet will receive several new submarines in the next few years. More in the shadow of attention is the modernisation of older ships.
Norway is working on satellites to survey its territorial waters. The satellites will be able to detect ships that do not want to be detected.
The battle for drilling rights in the largest Arctic Nture reserve in the United States has gained momentum and the two sides are increasing the pressure on each other.