As a side event to COP26, the Society for Threatened Peoples Switzerland held an event that looked at the difficulties of indigenous communities in the Arctic.
With numerous events, the Geneva Cryosphere Hub forms a bridge from Switzerland to the climate conference in Glasgow.
The Alfred Wegener Institute is represented at the COP26 by several researchers, who will give presentations on the thawing of permafrost and on polar oceans, among other topics.
For the first time, the MQ-9B Reaper drone from General Atomics has reached northern latitudes of the Arctic during a test flight and was underway for 25 hours.
A few days ago, the U.S. celebrated the Marine Mammal Protection Act – for almost 50 years, marine mammals have been protected in the U.S. and for all U.S. citizens and institutions.
A revamped EU Arctic policy will see Brussels pulling what levers it can to steer development in the region and is thereby also willing to go against a global industry swinging a green stick.
There’s a lot of activity in the Murmansk area. Now Rostelecom announces that construction of a new data center will begin in Murmansk early next year.
Every inhabitant of the Russian Republic of Yakutia knows what “northern delivery” is and what problems occur with it every year in Yakutia.
A difficult situation has developed in the delivery of goods to Chukotka. From July to September, three times fewer ships arrived in the ports than usual.
Drilling for oil in Europe’s northern waters could become a tug-of-war between the EU’s new Arctic strategy and Norway’s production intentions.
Russia has invested heavily in the infrastructure of the North Sea route and wants it to become a major shipping route. From 2023 it should be passable all year round.
The integrative science and society project “SmartICE” is the first winner of the Frederik-Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award at the 2021 Arctic Circle Assembly.
The Arctic Circle Assembly shows that protecting the Arctic while promoting the development of its inhabitants is at the top of the agenda for many countries just before the climate summit.
The vaccine was flown from RAF Base Brize Norton to the Falkland Islands. After reloading onto a Twin Otter belonging to the British Antarctic Survey, the flight continued to Rothera Station in Antarctica.
The Arctic Circle Assembly, the largest meeting of Arctic stakeholders, will be held again this year as a direct meeting and PolarJournal will be there.
In Greenland’s new government, a first shake-up has already taken place after the foreign minister was removed from his post.
UK oil company Harbour Energy said it was considering cashing in an option to exit the Falkland Islands project and would leave Falkland.
As “Kronstadt Marine Plan” informed, the “Arktika” came to Kronstadt for repairs on August 11. The replacement of the right propeller engine took a month.
British Antarctic Survey has sold the icebreaker RRS “James Clark Ross” after 30 years of service to the Ukrainian National Antarctic Scientific Center.
India discussed the possibility of LNG purchases together with the acquisition of a stake in Novatek’s Arctic LNG 2 project at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.
The Minister of Emergency Situations Yevgeny Zinichev died during a rescue attempt of the famous film director Alexander Melnik, who also died.
Over the last few days, Russia has held a large interdepartmental exercise to protect the Arctic environment against force majeure events and one exercise took place in Murmansk
After years of opposition from indigenous people, a Swiss energy company has reconsidered its investment in a Norwegian wind power project.
Currently, an expedition is searching for sunken radioactive objects in the Arctic Ocean. The nuclear reactor of the submarine K-190 was found.