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The Lomonosov Ridge, the dark blue area stretching across the North Pole, is the source to both Russian and Danish claims to ‘own’ the North Pole. (Photo: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/image/IBCAO_betamap.jpg)

Russia to Present Shelf Expansion Bid Next Month

18/08/2017 kl 11:42 0 kommentarer

The Russian delegation will file a claim to expand the Arctic shelf to the new UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) in September.



Polar pioneer in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. (Photo: Judy Patrick/Shell Flickr)

Trump moves to reverse Obama’s drilling ban in Arctic waters

17/08/2017 kl 08:00 0 kommentarer

Today, the US department of the interior is ending a 45-day long public comment period that will help decide whether the ban on drilling in Arctic waters could be reversed.



Daglig leder Kenneth Stålsett (35) skal gjøre SVU til «rollemodell» og bidra til å sette dagsorden for utvikling av Sør-Varanger og Barentsregionen.  (Foto: Arne O. Holm)

Kenneth skal finne kursen for Sør-Varanger

16/08/2017 kl 16:04 0 kommentarer

I Sør-Varanger satses det hardt for å få samfunnet på rett kjøl etter både gruvekonkurs og flyktningestrøm. Målet er 300 nye arbeidsplasser innen seks år.



To many inhabitants of Northern Norway it feels strange to refer to themselves as Arctic people. (Photo Credit: sharonang, pixabay.com)

Arctic Expert explains the complexities of Norway’s High North politics

16/08/2017 kl 14:42 0 kommentarer

“When formulating its High North politics, the Norwegian government has to respond to a multitude of different expectations”, says Geir Hønneland from the Fridtjof Nansen Institute.



Svein Melby, Senior Fellow, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS). (Photo: Hege Eilertsen)

Forsvarsekspert: – USAs ledervilje svikter

11/08/2017 kl 13:35 0 kommentarer

Oslo: – USA har fortsatt evnen til å dominere internasjonal politikk, men ikke viljen, sier seniorforsker Svein Melby ved Institutt for forsvarsstudier. Det byr ikke bare på utfordringer i den internasjonal topp-politikken, men også for utformingen av norsk utenriks- og sikkerhetspolitikk.



Arktis

Samarbeider om å styrke klimaovervåking i Arktis

11/08/2017 kl 13:32 0 kommentarer

NASA og Kartverket har signert en ny avtale som skal gi mer fakta om jordkloden.



West Hercules drilling well number 100 at the Nunatak prospect in the Barents Sea. (Photo: Ole Jørgen Bratland/Statoil ASA)

Norway’s Arctic oil policy threatens Paris climate goals

11/08/2017 kl 10:44 0 kommentarer

Norway’s plans to ramp up Arctic oil and gas production undermines the Paris Agreement, according to a recent NGO study.



Stortingsrepresentant Elisabeth R. Vik Aspaker er blant søkerne til fylkesmannsembetet i Troms og Finnmark. (Foto: Kunnskapsdepartementet)

Fem personer vil bli fylkesmann i Troms og Finnmark

09/08/2017 kl 14:54 0 kommentarer

Kommunal- og moderniseringsdepartementet har offentliggjørt søkerlisten til embetet som fylkesmann i Troms og Finnmark.



Tiina Sanila-Aikio, center, is president of the Finnish Saami Parliament. She is seen here in Trondheim, Norway, during this annual spring Traante celebrations. Sanila-Aikio is concerned about plans to build an Arctic railway that will cut through reindeer grazing grounds. (Photo: AFP/Ole Martin Wold/NTB scanpix Wold)

Proposed Arctic Railway Would Cut Through Lapland Reindeer Habitat

09/08/2017 kl 13:39 0 kommentarer

A new railway project would help Finland and Norway take advantage of melting sea ice to ship products from the Arctic coast. But Indigenous communities fear the rail line would disrupt their reindeer herding traditions.



USA's Foreign Minister Rex Tillerson hands the chairmanship of the Arctic Council over to the Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini in Fairbanks, Alaska in May 2017. (Photo: Arne O. Holm)

ICES new Observer of the Arctic Council

08/08/2017 kl 12:31 0 kommentarer

ICES, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, was one of seven new organizations to be admitted as Observers of the Arctic Council at the last Arctic Council Ministerial meeting.



 
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