Post Tagged with: "Arctic"

Beate Steinveg
Stipendiat i statsvitenskap, UiT Norges arktiske universitet.

Commentary: Creating a meaningful space in the Arctic?

19/01/2018 at 15:29 0 kommentarer

Rather than gathering the largest number of important delegates for a couple of days, can Arctic conferences be arenas for creating a meaningful space in the region? To what extent is the Arctic Frontiers, to be arranged in Tromsø next week, a forum that really promotes dialogue, create synergies and drives developments forward?

US President Donald Trump today receives Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the White House. We have spoken with experts who suggest she should talk about Norway and the US’ shared interest in development of the High North. (Photo: Michael Vadon)

Solberg meets Trump: Arctic on the Agenda

10/01/2018 kl 13:35 1 kommentar

Norwegian PM Erna Solberg meets US President Donald Trump after one of the coldest weeks ever in Washington D.C. If climate becomes an issue, it may be rather cool before the Oval Office fireplace too.

Singapore’s iconic skyline seems far removed from the Arctic (Photo: Gregory Sharp)

Linking Singapore, Asia, and the Arctic

08/01/2018 kl 07:00 0 kommentarer

Singaporean experts help us unpack some common questions about the role of Singapore and other Asian states in the Arctic.

Caroline Hervé (pictured here) will serve as the New Inuit-Relations Research Chair at Laval University in Quebec, Canada. (Photo: Marc Robitaille)

Canada Has A New Research Chair Focused on Inuit Relations

02/01/2018 kl 13:51 0 kommentarer

Laval University (Quebec) in Canada has just hired Caroline Hervé as the new Research Chair focused on Inuit Relations.

Extreme weather events such as the polar vortex of 2014 that saw temperatures in Chicago and other US cities plunge to well below normal for weeks will likely become more common as the Arctic warms (Photo: Edward Stojakovic/Creative Commons)

Presenting a near-danger

13/12/2017 kl 13:29 0 kommentarer

The emergence of a “new normal” climate in the Arctic will have profound impacts for the daily lives of people in countries far away from the region, scientists with NOAA, an American science agency, said yesterday.

Crystal Serenity, pictured here in Antarctica, was the first of its kind to sail through the Northwest Passage in 2016. (Photo: Courtesy of Crystal Cruises)

No More Crystal Serenity in the Northwest Passage

13/12/2017 kl 11:23 1 kommentar

In 2016, with much fanfare, the Crystal Serenity spent 32 days sailing through the Northwest Passage. Now, with much less fanfare, Crystal Cruise has cancelled the route.

Scott Minerd was awarded the High North Hero 2017 award, presented to him by chair of the committee Anu Fredrikson (Photo: Hege Eilertsen)

Who Will be the 2018 High North Hero?

04/12/2017 kl 12:22 0 kommentarer

The third High North Hero award will be handed out in April 2018. The committee is now accepting nominations for the award.

An aerial view of Herschel Island, showing vegetation and soil being washed into the Beaufort Sea after a section of coastline collapsed (Photo: Jaroslav Obu)

International research project to map permafrost lost in greater detail

01/12/2017 kl 08:46 0 kommentarer

Scientists from 28 research institutions in 12 primarily European countries will spend the next five years investigating the environmental and social impacts of thawing permafrost.

Russia Boosts Arctic Tourism

30/11/2017 kl 14:53 0 kommentarer

The Russian federal program for tourism for 2019-2025 features tourism in the Arctic as a separate category in an effort to boost tourism in the Russian Arctic and reduce the costs involved.

Many people came together during the first Nunavut Music Week to discuss the music scene in Nunavut. (Photo: Brendan Doherty)

Nunavut Music is in Full Swing

28/11/2017 kl 10:32 0 kommentarer

Nunavut’s music scene is growing, and the Aakuluk Music record label is looking to continue to build on this success by hosting Nunavut Music Week.

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