Archive for August, 2017

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 kl 11:42 0 kommentarer

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.



Alf Håkon Hoel
Counselor, Fisheries and Oceans, Royal Norwegian Embassy Washington DC.

Op-ed: Strengthened research cooperation in the Arctic Council

17/08/2017 at 09:54 0 kommentarer

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.



Polar pioneer in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. (Photo: Judy Patrick/Shell Flickr)

Trump moves to reverse Obama’s drilling ban in Arctic waters

17/08/2017 kl 08:00 0 kommentarer

Today, the US department of the interior is ending a 45-day long public comment period that will help decide whether the ban on drilling in Arctic waters could be reversed.



Daglig leder Kenneth Stålsett (35) skal gjøre SVU til «rollemodell» og bidra til å sette dagsorden for utvikling av Sør-Varanger og Barentsregionen.  (Foto: Arne O. Holm)

Kenneth skal finne kursen for Sør-Varanger

16/08/2017 kl 16:04 0 kommentarer

I Sør-Varanger satses det hardt for å få samfunnet på rett kjøl etter både gruvekonkurs og flyktningestrøm. Målet er 300 nye arbeidsplasser innen seks år.



Alice Rogoff har fortsatt stort engasjement for nordområdene og Arktis. Nå vil hun rette innsatsen mot å bygge den arktiske nettavisen Arctic Now. (Foto: Linda Storholm)

– Nå vil jeg fokusere på Arctic Now!

16/08/2017 kl 15:30 0 kommentarer

Tross økonomiske vanskeligheter, Alice Rogoff gir ikke opp sitt engasjement for nyheter om og fra Arktis. 



World’s Largest Data Center to be Built in Ballangen, Norway

16/08/2017 kl 14:54 0 kommentarer

Ballangen, a small town in Northern Norway, is set to be home to the world’s largest data center.



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 kl 14:42 0 kommentarer

“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 kl 11:54 0 kommentarer

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



Alaska Dispatch News er i økonomiske vanskeligheter. Eier og publisist Alice Rogoff uttrykker sorg for at hun må gi seg. (Foto: Linda Storholm)

Alaskas største avis trues av konkurs

15/08/2017 kl 15:42 0 kommentarer

Alaska Dispatch News ble i helgen satt under konkursbeskyttelse, og har fått nye eiere.



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

Norwegian Defence Expert: – The USA Lacks Will to Lead

14/08/2017 kl 14:21 0 kommentarer

OSLO: – The USA still holds the capacity to dominate international politics, however, it lacks the will, says Senior Researcher Svein Melby at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies. That does not only present challenges for international top politics, it also challenges the shaping of Norwegian foreign and security policy.



 
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