After a long period of frosty relations between Russia and the United States, Putin and Biden held constructive talks in Geneva, also on their activities in the Arctic.
An expert group of leading scientists is sending a strong call to policymakers to put Antarctica at the forefront of climate change negotiations.
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.
The Falkland Islands will continue to not welcome vessels with more than 530 passengers in the upcoming 21/22 Antarctic season.
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 EU, in cooperation with the US, New Zealand and a number of other countries, has decided to step up its efforts to create marine protected areas in Antarctica.
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 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.