Kjell Giæver is Managing Director of Petro Arctic, an interest organisation for companies wanting to position themselves as suppliers to existing and future petroleum-related development projects in North Norway and the Barents Sea. (Photo: Petro Arctic)

Aasta Hansteen has led to NOK 1 billion in ripple effects

20/10/2017 kl 13:25 0 kommentarer

The supply industry in Helgeland, Norway has already delivered goods and services worth nearly 1 billion NOK to Polarled and Aasta Hansteen.

- Det er bra du har tatt til fornuften. Slik hilste den russiske utenriksministeren Sergej Lavrov Børge Brende da de møttes i Arkhangelsk. (Foto: Arne O. Holm)

Lavrov: – Noen ganger har vi og våre norske naboer problemer

19/10/2017 kl 13:57 0 kommentarer

Russland er ikke veldig fornøyd med restriksjonene som Norge pålegger russiske borgere på Svalbard. På tur ut av ministermøtet i Barentsrådet i dag kom utenriksminister Sergei Lavrov med en verbal smekk til norske myndigheter.

Apart from dozens of commercial vessels, two icebreakers the Admiral Makarov and the Captain Dranitsyn were also found in violation of the Rules of Navigation.
(Source: Courtesy of Rosatomflot and Wikimedia under CC BY 3.0)

Dozens of Vessels Violate Safety Rules on Northern Sea Route

19/10/2017 kl 10:34 0 kommentarer

During the first ten months of 2017, the Russian Northern Sea Route (NSR) Administration recorded 88 violations of its Rules of Navigation committed by 84 vessels. This represents approximately 15-20% of all ships traveling the route this summer.

Eirik Sivertsen (Labour, above) wants Transport and Communications Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen (the Progress Party) to answer in Parliament and explain why Svalbard airport has been downgraded from ‘international’ to ‘national’. (Photo: Rafael Matelak/Labour/the Norwegian Government)

Norwegian Government Quiet About Svalbard Airport

19/10/2017 kl 08:08 0 kommentarer

The Norwegian government keeps quiet about the downgrading of Svalbard airport. There has been no impact assessment prior to the decision being made.

A new project will allow students from Norway and Canada to launch a total of five satellites from  Andøy Space Center at Oksbåsen, Andøy (Norway). (Photo: ASC/Kolbjørn Blix)

Norway and Canada Intensify Joint Space Research

18/10/2017 kl 14:07 0 kommentarer

Norway and Canada aim to take their joint space research program to the next level through introducing a project aiming to launch five new satellites within the span of a decade.

US fisheries diplomat “hopeful” of Arctic moratorium 

US fisheries diplomat “hopeful” of Arctic moratorium 

17/10/2017 kl 14:06 0 kommentarer

The US diplomat leading negotiations to delay the opening of the central part of the Arctic Ocean to commercial fishing until scientists have gathered enough information in order establish regulations to prevent overfishing says the next (and sixth) round of talks will be the final session.

Russian President Vladimir Putin with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. (Photo: The Kremlin, Moscow)

An Unusual Arctic Guest: Saudi’s King visiting Russia

17/10/2017 kl 13:35 0 kommentarer

Early October, the city of Moscow offered a platform to a signal event: the first ever state visit to Russia by a reigning Saudi monarch. And King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud did not come alone. His entourage included a high-profile delegation and the prospects of joint cooperation between Russia and Saudi Arabia in the fields of trade, investment and regional conflict resolution.

This picture is taken in April, 2014, when Vladimir Putin held a working meeting with Natural Resources and Environment Minister Sergei Donskoi to discuss the application to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) to extend Russia’s continental shelf in the Arctic. (Photo: kremlin.ru)

Russia to Build Nature Protection Fleet  

17/10/2017 kl 13:27 1 kommentar

Sergei Donskoi, the Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, confirms that the program of the Arctic socioeconomic development includes construction of an environmental protection fleet after 2021.

Yuriy Kostin, visedirektør i Russlands byrå for sjø- og elvetransport, fortalte en fullsatt sal om utviklingsprosjektene Russland jobber med langs den nordlige sjøruten. (Foto: Linda Storholm)

Russian Demonstration of Power in Northern Waters

16/10/2017 kl 14:53 0 kommentarer

Russia is building impressive infrastructure along its northern coastline and facilitates increased traffic through the Northern Sea Route (NSR).

Students of the first year of Nunavik Sivunitsavut. From bottom to top row, from left to right: Angela Moorhouse, Mary Saunders, Judy Tookalook, Matilida Kooktook, Minnie Kasudluak, Susan Nulukie, Narsuq Nellie Atagotaaluk, Naujaq Vidahl, Lizzie Novalinga, Nyomi Gordon, Allison May, Noemie Arngaq, Alec Saunders, Paasa Lemire, Lizzie Nowra, Sapina Saunders, Neevie Simigak and Hannah Tooktoo. (Photo: Kativik School Board)

New Schooling Experience for Nunavik’s Youth

16/10/2017 kl 13:07 0 kommentarer

Students from Nunavut have long had the opportunity to engage in the post-secondary schooling experience 
Nunavut Sivuniksavut. However, now students from Nunavik (Northern Quebec) also have an opportunity to pursue culturally appropriate education in Montreal focusing on their own unique history.  

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