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Illustration of a Maersk Arc4 ice-class container ship sailing through ice on the Northern Sea Route.
(Source: Photos courtesy of Rosatomflot and Kwak Dongmin. Composition courtesy of the author. )

Maersk Container Ship Embarks on Historic Arctic Transit

20/08/2018 kl 10:00 0 kommentarer

Danish company Maersk becomes latest major shipping operator to dip its toes in Arctic waters as it sends 3,600 TEU container ship along Russia’s Northern Sea Route.



Natan Obed won his second three-year term as President of ITK this week. (Photo credit: Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK))

Natan Obed Re-elected as President of ITK

20/08/2018 kl 09:21 0 kommentarer

Natan Obed has been re-elected for a second three-year term as the President on the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK).



Moskva, skyline.
Foto: Wikimedia Commons

Russia’s ruble is sliding to its lowest level in two years

15/08/2018 kl 12:19 0 kommentarer

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) blame the fall in the ruble’s value on new U.S sanctions bill recently introduced to Congress, but said the central bank “has enough instruments to prevent threats to financial stability”.



Ice Camp Sargo during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016. (Photo: US Navy/Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler)

Norway’s Border with Russia Shapes Its Arctic Policy New Study Concludes

14/08/2018 kl 08:00 0 kommentarer

A new study published by The Polar Journal identifies geography as a key factor to understanding Norway’s and Canada’s differing approaches to Arctic security. In addition, the study concludes that the way the two countries rely on and utilize NATO shapes their Arctic security policies.



Novatek’s Yamal Liquefied Natural Gas Facility on the Yamal Peninsula in the Arctic
(Source: Courtesy of Novatek)

Novatek’s Yamal LNG Doubles Production Capacity Ahead of Schedule

13/08/2018 kl 12:25 0 kommentarer

Russian natural gas major Novatek and its French partner Total announced the commissioning of the second production line at their Yamal Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility on the Arctic Yamal peninsula. The doubling of capacity comes six months ahead of schedule and follows the opening of the first production line, or train, in December 2017.



In September, last year, the Russian Ministry of Defence released several pictures from a military exercise on the island of Kotelny. This summer servicemen from The Northern Fleet’s logistics service  have cleaned up lots of scrap from the Soviet times, and the work on the island will continue for two more months. (Photo: Mil.ru)

Northern Fleet’s platoon collected hundreds of tonnes of scrap metal

09/08/2018 kl 11:03 0 kommentarer

Over four weeks, the servicemen in The Northern Fleet’s ecology platoon collected about 176 tonnes of scrap metal on the Arctic Kotelny Island (New Siberian Islands Archipelago).



Warns that NATO admission of Georgia could trigger “terrible conflict”

Warns that NATO admission of Georgia could trigger “terrible conflict”

07/08/2018 kl 12:51 0 kommentarer

Yesterday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that any future NATO decision to admit Georgia to its ranks could trigger “a terrible conflict” – and he questiones why the alliance would consider such a move.



Infrastructure in Arkhangelsk to be modernized

07/08/2018 kl 11:31 0 kommentarer

Arkhangelsk will launch a large program to prepare the city for the fifth international Arctic forum, The Arctic — Territory of Dialogue, scheduled for April 2019,



Arctic sea ice. (Credit: Alfred-Wegener-Institut / Mario Hoppmann (CC-BY 4.0))

Very low Spring ice but no new record summer minimum

07/08/2018 kl 09:48 0 kommentarer

With half the year over, Arctic sea ice extent continues on historically low levels also in 2018.



Head of the Danish intelligence services Lars Findsen warns Greenlands’s self-rule authorities against letting Chinese interests in on the construction of new airports. – Chinese enterprises will always think about what benefits China, Findsen says. (Photo: Danish Intelligence Services, map: Google Earth, east-west rotation)

Danish Intelligence: Beware of China

28/06/2018 kl 13:32 0 kommentarer

Danish intelligence services warns Greenland against letting China in on the construction of new airports.



 
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