Post Tagged with: "Barents Sea"

Ice conditions are among the riskiest factors for Arctic shipping. The German research icebreaker Polarstern in the central Arctic Ocean.  (Photo: Alfred-Wegener-Institut / Mario Hoppmann (CC-BY 4.0))

East Siberian Sea Most Dangerous for Arctic Shipping

28/06/2018 kl 11:06 1 kommentar

The risk for ship accidents varies across different Arctic seas. The East Siberian Sea has been found to be most dangerous for ships.

From the left; marine researcher Jan H. Sundet, skipper Kjell Endresen and expedition manager and researcher Ann Merete Hjelset, who are currently on an expedition to map the prevalence of snow crab in the Barents Sea. (Photo: Courtesy of the Norwegian Institute for Marine Research/Gunnar Sætra)

First Norwegian Snow Crab Mapping

25/06/2018 kl 14:18 0 kommentarer

The Norwegian Institute of Marine Research is currently conducting the first mapping of snow crab in the fisheries protection zone near Svalbard.

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.

According to NTB news agency, the verdict requires Greenpeace Nordic, YFE Norway and the Grandparents’ Climate Action (NGO) to pay the Norwegian Ministry of Oil and Energy NOK 580,000 to cover its expenses for the court case.

Norwegian State Won Climate Trial

05/01/2018 kl 10:32 0 kommentarer

Yesterday came the verdict in Norway’s first climate trial in which Greenpeace and Young Friends of the Earth Norway sued the Norwegian state over the awarding of exploration licenses for the Barents Sea and in consideration of future generations. The State won.

Goliat FPSO arrives in Hammerfest. (Photo: Eni)

Norwegian Arctic Oil under Attack

02/01/2018 kl 09:49 0 kommentarer

In the past months, multiple debates around Norwegian Arctic oil have led to serious doubts about exploration of Arctic oil in general.

Law of the Sea expert Øysten Jensen at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute argues that disagreements on Svalbard policies do not cause reason to worry. (Photo: FNI/Svein Wik)

– The EU must realise that Norway decides over Svalbard waters

14/11/2017 kl 15:31 0 kommentarer

– The EU must realise that Norway decides over Svalbard waters, says Øystein Jensen, expert on the Law of the Sea at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI).

Walruses at Prins Karls Forland national park, Svalbard. (Photo: GRID Arendal/Peter Prokosch)

Norway Preserving the Nansen Legacy

12/09/2017 kl 14:34 0 kommentarer

A unique Norwegian € 85 million research project aiming to preserve the heritage after Nansen has recently secured substantial government funding for the project. The Nansen’s Legacy project aims to survey and map the northern parts of the Barents Sea.

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.

New blocks announced for (from the left) the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea. (Ill: The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy)

Announces 53 new blocks in the Barents Sea

02/05/2017 kl 14:47 0 kommentarer

The Norwegian government announces a total of 87 new block for exploration; 34 in the Norwegian Sea and 53 in the Barents Sea. – Decisive for good resource management, says Petroleum and Energy Minister Terje Søviknes.

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s map over the Norwegian shelf with the new area marked with yellow.

Resource estimates for the Barents Sea doubled

26/04/2017 kl 12:34 0 kommentarer

New estimates from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate show that the undiscovered oil and gas resources in the Barents Sea are twice as large as previously estimated.

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