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Polar bears in Svalbard, captured through the lense of Svein Wik. (Photo: Svein Wik)

Captures the light, the raw and life in Arctic

26/06/2017 kl 12:31 0 kommentarer

Physically and mentally exhausted after years of IT engineering, Svein Wik (53) made the Arctic, nature and the fauna his new living. His quest for a fresher daily life lead him to exclusive photo tourism.

China’s Ambassador: “We have a lot to learn in the Arctic”

China’s Ambassador: “We have a lot to learn in the Arctic”

22/06/2017 kl 10:49 0 kommentarer

– Our main focus in the Arctic areas is scientific research, we want to follow the development of the climate change, says Chinas Ambassdor to Norway, Min Wang.

– The Arctic must define itself as an idea by itself.

– The Arctic must define itself as an idea by itself.

21/06/2017 kl 13:18 0 kommentarer

The Arctic has long attracted the south’s gaze. Now, the region’s artists want it to lend its ears.

Akademik Lomonosov at bay in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Photo: Agustin Alapont Castilla/ShipSpotting)

Norwegian Government ‘Very Critical’ to Russian Nuclear Reactor Haul

20/06/2017 kl 14:28 1 kommentar

The Norwegian Government is very critical to the Russian plans about transporting the floating nuclear power plant ‘Akademik Lomonosiv’ along the Norwegian coast during the summer of 2018 and now approaches Russian authorities about the matter.

Killer whales push fishermen out from areas

Killer whales push fishermen out from areas

20/06/2017 kl 13:53 0 kommentarer

In the Bering Sea, fishermen are trying to escape a predator that seems to outwit them at every turn, stripping their fishing lines and lurking behind their vessels.

Rosneft has discovered oil in the Laptev Sea, and it could be a significant discovery according to Rosneft. (Photo: Google Maps/Rosneft)

Rosneft Found Oil in the Laptev Sea

20/06/2017 kl 13:32 0 kommentarer

Rosneft believes it has made a major discovery in Khatanga Bay of the Laptev Sea. Preliminary estimates suggest that resources could amount up to 9.5 billion tons of oil equivalents.

Catching snow crab (chionoecetes bairdi) in Svalbard water has become a bone of contention between Norway and the EU. (Photo: NOAA/Wikimedia commons)

Norway Sets Snow Crab Quotas

20/06/2017 kl 10:11 0 kommentarer

Norway has set a quota of 4,000 tons of snow crabs. This happens while Norway and the EU are arguing over the latter’s right to allocate quotas to its fishing vessels.

Kimek Offshore of Kirkenes, Norway beat ESA and Norwegian authorities through two rounds in the EFTA Court in 2015. The case was about whether labor force coming into the reduced social security contribution fee zone on a rotating basis should be exempt from such fee. The EFTA Court said no, thought ESA re-introduced the same regulations once again. (Photo: Kimek Offshore).

Kimek considers new lawsuit against ESA.

19/06/2017 kl 13:44 0 kommentarer

In 2015, the EFTA Court ruled that companies based in Southern Norway may not benefit from the regionally differentiated social security contributions scheme when renting out labor force in Northern Norway. ESA ignores that.

ESA: – We do not make the rules

ESA: – We do not make the rules

19/06/2017 kl 13:37 0 kommentarer

– ESA has done what the Court requested. We do not ignore the EFTA Court.

Thawing permafrost endangers cultural heritage and buildings on Svalbard. Researcher Anne-Cathrine Flyen of NIKU (the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research) has investigated whether the Svalbard Governor’s efforts to prevent thawing around cultural heritage sites on Svalbard has worked. (Photo: NIKU/Flickr)

Climate Change Threatens Svalbard Houses

16/06/2017 kl 11:23 0 kommentarer

Rot turns out to be a serious consequence of thawing permafrost on Svalbard, thus a direct consequence of climate changes in the Arctic.

 
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