The UK-EU trade deal on Brexit does not apply to the Falkland Islands.
The status of the Swiss Polar Institute has been raised and now allows greater support for Swiss polar research projects.
Canadian North and Air Greenland have signed a letter of intent. The possibility of air connections between Greenland and Canada will be examined.
The administration on Svalbard will be given a gender-neutral name and will be called “Sysselmester” as of July 1st next year.
The UK government has not included the Falkland Islands’ appeal to avoid tariffs on fishery products in the Brexit negotiations.
Global warming is showing its dramatic effects. The direct damage from warming in the Russian Arctic could be around 100 billion euros.
Fearing that they will not get a grip on the spread of COVID-19, the government of Greenland has ordered a stop of all flights between Copenhagen and Kangerlussuaq before Christmas.
That is likely to further annoy President Trump: the last major US bank refuses to finance exploration projects in the Arctic.
In Greenland, the ruling Party Siumut is discussing the future and a new head of government after the deselection of Kim Kielsen.
An agreement on fisheries cooperation brings about an annual meeting between Greenland and the United Kingdom (UK) and simplified controls.
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.
The suspicion of misappropriation of government funds in the expansion of military installations in the Arctic has now been confirmed by a Moscow court.
This year, the US icebreaker “Polar Star” will cancel all supply trips to the American McMurdo station in Antarctica.
High Speed Internet for Nowaya Zemlya. It will be easier for the population to contact the Russian mainland.
Switzerland should become more involved in the Arctic on issues such as security and climate protection, using the OSCE as a platform for discussions and decisions.
Emperor penguins in the Weddell Sea are looking to an uncertain future, as the CCAMLR again has been unable to reach agreement on a protected area this year.
Guest author Kevin McGwin on the US further rapprochement with Greenland and the role of Thule Air Force Base.
According to plans by Aaja Chemnitz Larsen, it could mean the end of Greenland’s small settlements.
Satellite images from Planet Labs show that Russia could possibly resume test flights of its “Burevestnik” cruise missiles.