The year 2021 was a polarizing year in many ways, also in the Arctic and Antarctic. But a look back nourishes hope for the coming 2022.
Cinia and telecom company Far North Digital announced joint efforts to build a fiber optic cable system connecting Europe and Asia.
The PolarJournal team wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
The maiden voyage of the new Australian icebreaker “Nuyina” had to be postponed due to problems with the alarm and monitoring system.
Snow goggles have been a useful tool against snow blindness for thousands of years among the indigenous peoples of the Arctic who live in the ice and snow.
Notwithstanding awareness and general concerns on the part of environment and climate protection, White Desert is convinced that flights to Antarctica can be carried out more and more sustainably.
Robert Johansen has started a microbrewery in Longyearbyen to produce a real Svalbard beer. For the time being, an old Norwegian law from 1928 stood in the way.
A book that breathes life into a ship: The biography of the “Cape Race” shows how the small ship turned from a fishing trawler to an elegant expedition ship.
The International Arctic Hub platform has been active for about a year and went online with its new website a few days ago.
The Danish Film Institute has been digitizing historical films about Greenland for years, which are freely available online.
The Danish PM Mette Frederiksen plans a second official apology to the survivors of a failed social experiment conducted by Denmark in the 1950s, but this time in Greenland and in person.
A single Adélie penguin made an errant landing in New Zealand, which some media outlets reported as a sign of climate change.
The Inuit Circumpolar Council now has a say in decisions, actions and policies of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
The former expedition ship “Akademik Ioffe” was seized in Denmark after the former Canadian company filed a lawsuit against the Russian owners.
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.
With ” Antarctic Marine Wildlife” Jamie Watts has created a comprehensive identification guide to Antarctic wildlife above and below the water.
For nearly three weeks, the drinking water supply to Nunavut’s capital, Iqaluit, has been contaminated with fuel and residents have had to be supplied externally.
Every inhabitant of the Russian Republic of Yakutia knows what “northern delivery” is and what problems occur with it every year in Yakutia.
Svalbard has recorded its first “domestic” COVID case after a Longyearbyen resident has tested positive.
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.
Last Sunday in Greenland’s capital Nuuk, the new bishop was officially inaugurated in the presence of Queen Margarethe of Denmark.
Argentina and Chile have opened further their portals for Antarctic voyages and operators finally are preparing for a season.