Phase One, to begin construction this summer, will provide high-speed Internet to some of Alaska’s northernmost communities like Kotzebue, seen here. 
(Photo: Chris Lott)

Connecting Alaska and Asia through fiber-optic cable

19/02/2016 kl 08:06 1 kommentar

As Alaska begins construction on a transoceanic fiber-optic cable this summer, shipping routes are not the only infrastructure poised to connect East and West through the Arctic.

Iceland invites IASC to Akureyri

Iceland invites IASC to Akureyri

18/02/2016 kl 14:48 0 kommentarer

Iceland wants to host the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) from 2017, and are ready to put up 35 million Icelandic kronur (270.000 $) to achieve this goal.

Administrerende direktør i True North Gems, Nicholas Houghton, (t.h.) sammen med den lokale sjefen i TNGG, Bent Olsvig Jensen, fotografert i gruveområdet ved  Aappaluttoq, Grønland. Nå mangler de omlag 80 millioner for å kunne fortsette. (Foto: TNG).

« It’s no love affair, it’s business first»

18/02/2016 kl 11:15 0 kommentarer

-I think LNS has done a great job in this remote area of Greenland, but it’s not a love affair we’re in, it’s a business relation”, says Director, President and CEO Nicholas Houghton in TNG.

Jan Gunnar Winther, direktør ved Norsk Polarinstitutt, under fjorårets Arctic Circle i Reykjavik. (Foto: Arne O. Holm)

Editorial Comment: To Saga Island for the fattening

15/10/2015 kl 14:10 0 kommentarer

Last Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande debated in the EU Parliament. The last time the leaders of France and Germany made a joint appearance was in 1989. This coming Friday, France and Germany meet again, this time in Reykjavik, and the topic is the Arctic.

Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik, where the conference Arctic Circle 2014 is held. Photo: Wikimedia/Rob Young

Iceland Calls out for Cooperation and a Holistic Approach

31/10/2014 kl 14:53 0 kommentarer

Reykjavik, Iceland: – We need an holistic approach to address the development in the Arctic, says Prime Minister of Iceland, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. He says cooperation with the other stakeholders in the region, and the work of Arctic Council, will be tremendously important in the future.

Nome, Alaska. Photo: Mildred Pierce/Wikimedia

Ramp up U.S. and Alaska’s Arctic Infrastructure in a Dance to the Music of Time

31/10/2014 kl 07:00 0 kommentarer

At long last, the United States government appears poised to seize – if at times, fitfully – it’s Arctic Destiny.

Nord-Norge -en region med eller uten grenser? (Foto: Wikimedia/Zairon)

Strong results for North Norwegian bank

29/10/2014 kl 12:10 0 kommentarer

Sparebank 1 Nord-Norge reaches 1.3 billion profit in the third quarter.

Offshore Oil Drilling is necessary to develop Port Clarence area in the Bering Strait.

Oil Drilling Necessary for Development

17/06/2014 kl 12:12 0 kommentarer

A new study concludes that advancement and growth of Port Clarence area in the Bering Strait is only economically feasible if oil and gas company activities continue to develop in Alaska´s Arctic waters. 

The study is done by the Anchorage-based Northern Economics consulting firm, and shows that progress in Port… Les mer

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