The Lomonosov Ridge, the dark blue area stretching across the North Pole, is the source to both Russian and Danish claims to ‘own’ the North Pole. (Photo: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/image/IBCAO_betamap.jpg)

Russia to Present Shelf Expansion Bid Next Month

18/08/2017

The Russian delegation will file a claim to expand the Arctic shelf to the new UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) in September.



Within the Arctic Council, three legally binding international agreements have been negotiated among its eight members over the past years. (Photo credit: Arctic Council Secretariat/Linnea Nordström).

Op-ed: Strengthened research cooperation in the Arctic Council

17/08/2017

The USA has handed chairmanship of the Arctic Council over to Finland. The most important delivery of the US chairmanship (2015-2017) is a new international agreement on Arctic Science Cooperation. The agreement showcases an important development: over the past decade, a number of new agreements and initiatives for international cooperation in the Arctic have been negotiated.



To many inhabitants of Northern Norway it feels strange to refer to themselves as Arctic people. (Photo Credit: sharonang, pixabay.com)

Arctic Expert explains the complexities of Norway’s High North politics

16/08/2017

“When formulating its High North politics, the Norwegian government has to respond to a multitude of different expectations”, says Geir Hønneland from the Fridtjof Nansen Institute.



Helgeland Sparebank har kontor i seks kommuner på Helgeland. Her er kontoret deres i Mosjøen, i Vefsn kommune. (Foto: Wikimedia/Basketbread)

Resultatnedgang for Helgeland Sparebank

16/08/2017

Helgeland Sparebank med lavere resultat enn på samme tid i fjor.



Crystal Serenity sails waters off Antarctica. The ship is slated to sail the Northwest Passage in 2016 carrying nearly 1,700 passengers and crewmembers. (Photo: Crystal Cruises)

North-American Focus on Shipping in the Arctic

14/08/2017

The Arctic Shipping Forum North America takes place in Montreal, Canada in October/November 2017. This year the emphasis is on the Polar Code and what consequences its entering into force has for the shipping industry.



Svein Melby, Senior Fellow, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS). (Photo: Hege Eilertsen)

Forsvarsekspert: – USAs ledervilje svikter

11/08/2017

Oslo: – USA har fortsatt evnen til å dominere internasjonal politikk, men ikke viljen, sier seniorforsker Svein Melby ved Institutt for forsvarsstudier. Det byr ikke bare på utfordringer i den internasjonal topp-politikken, men også for utformingen av norsk utenriks- og sikkerhetspolitikk.



Artist Per Berntsen preparing for his exhibition Metsä at Terminal B. Photo by Michael Miller/Pikene på Broen

Fotograferte skog i hundre dager

11/08/2017

Fotokunstneren Per Berntsen (64) har reist Sápmi rundt og fotografert skog. Det har resultert i utstillingen Metsä, hundre dager med kamera gjennom Finland, Sverige, Norge og Russland.



Stortingsrepresentant Elisabeth R. Vik Aspaker er blant søkerne til fylkesmannsembetet i Troms og Finnmark. (Foto: Kunnskapsdepartementet)

Fem personer vil bli fylkesmann i Troms og Finnmark

09/08/2017

Kommunal- og moderniseringsdepartementet har offentliggjørt søkerlisten til embetet som fylkesmann i Troms og Finnmark.