Post Tagged with: "Arctic"

US Marine Corps during an exercise at the Rena artillery range, Norway. 
(Photo: Øyvind Rognmo / Norwegian Armed Forces)

UK Defence Focuses on the Arctic – More Investment Needed

16/10/2018 kl 11:56 0 kommentarer

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson 30th September announced a new Defence Arctic Strategy, which will increase the Ministry of Defence’s focus on the Arctic.

Torbjørn Pedersen
Torbjørn Pedersen is Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Nord University.

The High North Assumes A Life of Its Own

11/09/2018 at 10:44 0 kommentarer

The original drivers for the Norwegian High North policy initiative have more or less vanished; however, a recent study shows that “Norway’s key strategic area of interest” is maintaining itself.

The staff of the CER-ARCTIC research centre in Barcelona, which focuses on comparative studies involving the Arctic. (Left to Right) Melody B. Burkins, Dartmouth College, USA; Rune Fjellheim, Sámi Parliament, Norway; Níels Einarsson, Stefansson Arctic Institute, Iceland; Françoise Breton, CER-ARCTIC of UAB, Spain; Brynhildur Davíðsdóttir, University of Iceland; Marta Sobrido-Prieto, University of A Coruña, Spain.

Comparing the Arctic and the Mediterranean

04/09/2018 kl 12:46 0 kommentarer

Researchers at a new Arctic research institute in Spain conduct comparative studies between the Arctic and other regions.

Akademik Ioffe sailing through loose ice in Paradise Bay. (Photo: Baron Reznik/Flickr)

Arctic Cruise Ship Runs Aground in Canada’s Northwest Passage

28/08/2018 kl 10:10 0 kommentarer

The Russian-flagged passenger ship Akademik Ioffe ran aground along Canada’s Arctic Northwest Passage with 162 people aboard early on Friday, August 24th.

Illustration of a Maersk Arc4 ice-class container ship sailing through ice on the Northern Sea Route.
(Source: Photos courtesy of Rosatomflot and Kwak Dongmin. Composition courtesy of the author. )

Maersk Container Ship Embarks on Historic Arctic Transit

20/08/2018 kl 10:00 18 kommentarer

Danish company Maersk becomes latest major shipping operator to dip its toes in Arctic waters as it sends 3,600 TEU container ship along Russia’s Northern Sea Route.

Natan Obed won his second three-year term as President of ITK this week. (Photo credit: Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK))

Natan Obed Re-elected as President of ITK

20/08/2018 kl 09:21 0 kommentarer

Natan Obed has been re-elected for a second three-year term as the President on the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK).

Karen Marie Oseland and Andreas Raspotnik
Karen Marie Oseland is a Research Intern at The Arctic Institute in Washington, DC. Andreas Raspotnik is a Senior Fellow at The Arctic Institute in Washington, DC and a Senior Researcher at the High North Center, Nord University, in Bodø.

OP-Ed: Moscow’s Arctic revenge

06/08/2018 at 08:44 0 kommentarer

It appeared doomed to a slow neglect, but the Arctic region is actually opening new opportunities for energy expansion for Russia, targeting untapped markets like South East Asia and the far East. 

Elana Wilson Rowe
Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), where she leads the research group on “Emerging Powers and Global Development”. Rowe is also an adjunct professor at the High North Centre for Business and Governance at Nord University, Bodø.

Op-Ed: Codeword China

28/06/2018 at 12:19 0 kommentarer

“What about China?” is a frequent utterance in brainstorming sessions in nearly all research fields from development politics to security, Elana Wilson Rowe writes.

- I am happy to see the polar bears enjoying it, photographer Tommy Dahl Markussen says with a smile. He is passionately concerned with light, nature and animals around Svalbard. (Photo: Tommy Dahl Markussen)

All-Encompassing Svalbard Photography for 20 Years

22/06/2018 kl 10:43 0 kommentarer

Photographing is a major passion of Tommy Dahl Markussen. He refers to it as a hobby, but readily admits that it is more than that.

UK research vessel RRS James Clark Ross outside Kapp Tatteshall, Greenland (Photo: Sindre Skrede/Creative Commons)

The UK’s new Arctic policy: More explicit, but still conservative

18/06/2018 kl 12:53 0 kommentarer

Although UK’s new Arctic policy framework supports the status quo, the strategy is more explicit when it comes to connecting Arctic interests to its broader foreign policy interests, as a part of ‘Global Britain’.

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