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.
Currently, the question of the placement of the special submarine “Khabarovsk” is under consideration. One of the possible options for deployment is Kamchatka.
In the midst of the dispute between the U.S. and Russia, the U.S. Army releases its own Arctic strategy, titled “Regaining Arctic Dominance”
Russia is considering using prisoners to help clean up the Arctic after a massive diesel spill hit the area around the city of Norilsk last year.
According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the fine of 1.62 billion euros will be used to improve the ecology of the region.
The “Davis” station is the southernmost Australian research station in Antarctica and is getting older. It is now to be renewed.
The passage of the Northeast Passage in winter does not yet seem to be without problems. The “Nikolay Yevgenov” has suffered damage at the Azipod.
The Chinese People’s Congress in Beijing decided on March 5, 2021 to participate in the construction of a “Polar Silk Road”.
The small town of Nikel, in the far northwest of Russia suffered greatly from air pollution from the local nickel smelter. This has now been closed.
The Arktika-M-1 satellite was launched on February 28, 2021 and is the first of ten Arktika satellites that Roscosmos plans to put into orbit over the next few years.
The most modern ship of Russia’s fleet of icebreaker, the “Arktika” has left Murmansk after a longer stay and is again used for pilotage.
February 22, 1904 is a memorable day in Argentine polar exploration. That’s when Argentina took over the “Orcadas” station and has held it since that date.
Thanks to polar bear conservation, plans for preliminary oil exploration in ANWR will not receive approval and remain on hold.
This is the first time in history that a cargo ship has sailed through the icy Northeast Passage in both directions in January and February. The
Fishing in the Arctic is increasingly becoming a political issue with disputes between Norway and the EU and new announcements from Russia.
Denmark currently has only one aircraft, four helicopters and four ships to monitor the Arctic in Greenland. Now the budget for monitoring will be increased.
As the Canadian government announced there will be no cruises in their waters this year. This applies for now until the end of February 2022.
The court in Krasnoyarsk has ruled that the “Norilsk-Taimyr Energy Company” will have to pay 146 billion Rubles for environmental damage.
The Joint Contingency Plan of the United States of America & the Russian Federation in Combating Pollution on the Bering and Chukchi Seas was updated a few days ago.
What was expected for days has now arrived – the Icecamp Barneo will not be built, again because of COVID. The 2021 season therefore ends before it even begins.
The Greenland Government authorises the French company “Orano” SA to carry out test drilling under certain health and safety conditions.