Post Tagged with: "Arctic"

Dr Ingrid A. Medby
Dr Ingrid A. Medby is a Lecturer in Political Geography at Oxford Brookes University (UK). Her research focuses on Arctic identities and politics: what it means to represent an Arctic state, and how ideas of identity may influence political practices in the region. Originally from Northern Norway, her research to date has focused mainly on Norway, Iceland, and Canada.

Commentary: Difficult dialogues may matter the most

26/04/2018 at 07:00 0 kommentarer

As Russian diplomats are leaving NATO countries and vice versa, we are losing more than one important channel of contact. There is less cross-border movement, less sharing of positive stories in the media, and less public funding for social collaboration. Yet, it is in times like these that dialogue is needed the most.

Visit Arctic Europe Created 400 New Jobs in Tourism

20/04/2018 kl 13:10 0 kommentarer

Travel industry actors in the northern parts of Norway, Sweden and Finland joined forces in 2015 to promote the region as an all-year round destination. The result? More than 400 new jobs, for starters.

Minister of Trade, Industry and Fisheries Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (Conservatives) visiting Kimek in Kirkenes, learning how proximity to Russia helps secure local jobs. Kimek is one of the world’s northernmost workshops for ship repairs and has a unique localization with its proximity to Arctic waters and the eastern neighbor. (Photo: Håkon Jacobsen/ TIF Ministry)

Trade Minister in Kirkenes: – Very Exciting Plans

17/04/2018 kl 15:03 0 kommentarer

Norwegian Minister of Trade, Industry and Fisheries Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (Conservatives) sees major opportunities in Kirkenes town and Sør-Varanger municipality that form the end destination for both Hurtigruten and the E6 road.

Minister Catherine McKenna, President of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Natan Obed, Secretary Sally Jewell, Bruce Heyman U.S. Ambassador to Canada. (

Canada’s Women Climate Conference

12/04/2018 kl 13:27 0 kommentarer

Minister McKenna, who is the head of the Environment Climate Change Canada, announced last month that Canada will be holding the Women Leaders Kicking it on Climate Summit in May.

The Norwegian military presence in the Arctic has increased during the past year, and the national level of preparedness will be strengthened in the coming years. This was reported when Chief of Defence, Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen, presented the Norwegian Defense’s 2017 annual report today. (Photo: The Norwegian Defense)

Norwegian Defense Argues Extensive Arctic Surveillance is Required

03/04/2018 kl 15:30 0 kommentarer

The Norwegian Defense argues that the current security policy situation requires extensive surveillance and presence in the Arctic.

Arctic sea ice in the Canadian archipelago
Source: Johannes Zielcke on (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Annual Arctic sea ice maximum second-lowest on record

26/03/2018 kl 07:01 0 kommentarer

Arctic sea ice reached its annual maximum with 14.48 million square kilometers on March 17 the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) reports. This represents the second-lowest extent since satellite observations began in 1979, just slightly behind last year’s record-low of 14.42 million square kilometers. It also caps a winter season marked by dramatic weather shifts and prolonged periods of unusually warm temperatures across the region.

Leendert Vergeynst
Postdoc, Arctic Research Centre, Department of Bioscience; Aarhus University.

Science: Can nature clean up oil spills in the Arctic?

13/03/2018 at 07:00 0 kommentarer

Oil-eating microbes often perform the bulk of the clean-up after an oil spill. But we might not be able to rely on these bacteria to clean up oil in the cold Arctic.

The Canadian Parliament Building. (Photo credit: Saffron Blaze, via

Canada’s 2018 Federal Budget: Arctic Analysis

09/03/2018 kl 09:11 0 kommentarer

Canada has released their 2018 budget, and although the focus is not heavily on the North, there was significant funding for several key pieces, including a total of $509.5 million over 10 years for Inuit priorities.

The Norwegian delegation, which arrived at Svalbard yesterday, is closely linked with other countries’ MP’s through intergovernmental cooperation in the Arctic Council. (Photo: Matheusz War)

The Storting’s Arctic Delegation on Its First Trip to Svalbard

06/03/2018 kl 12:29 0 kommentarer

– Svalbard faces major challenges and transitions over the next couple of years, and these will have profound consequences for a small community, states MP and Chair of the Norwegian Parliament’s Delegation for Arctic Parliamentary Cooperation, Eirik Sivertsen (Labour).

President Putin at the Arctic: Territory of Dialogue conference in 2017. (Photo:

Putin Paints Ambitious Vision for Arctic Development, but Doubts Remain

06/03/2018 kl 10:27 0 kommentarer

President Putin forecasts ten-fold growth of traffic on Northern Sea Route. How realistic are Russia’s visions for the Arctic?

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