Chair of the Arctic Economic Council Tara Sweeney, Arctic Frontiers 2017. (Photo: Hege Eilertsen)

Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Tara Sweeney to the Department of the Interior

20/10/2017 kl 12:55 0 kommentarer

If confirmed, Tara Sweeney of Alaska will serve as an Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Indian Affairs, in the Trump administration.

- 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.

Belastningen er i følge politimester Ellen Katrine Hætta for stor for både tollere og politi og fasilitetene er for dårlig for å håndtere grensepasserende på Storskog tollsted. (Foto: Wikipedia commons/politiet)

Varsler dårlig grensekontroll mellom Norge og Russland

19/10/2017 kl 12:24 0 kommentarer

Politimester Ellen Katrine Hætta i østfinnmark politidistrikt er bekymret for mangel på kontroll og er svært skuffet over at grensestasjonen Storskog nok en gang ble neglisjert i statsbudsjettet.

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.

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)

Vil intensivere rakettforskning

18/10/2017 kl 14:04 0 kommentarer

Norge og Canada ønsker å utvikle rakettforskningssamarbeidet til å utvikle et satellittprogram som skal sende opp fem satellitter i løpet av en periode på ti år.

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:

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.

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