Post Tagged with: "Barents Sea"

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.

Lundin Norway and its partners Aker BP and DEA Norway have made what may be a large discovery in the southern Barents Sea. (Archive photo: Lundin)

Major oil discovery in the Barents Sea

13/02/2017 kl 09:52 0 kommentarer

Lundin Norway AS has discovered oil and gas in the Filicudi prospect in the southern part of the Barents Sea. It may be larger than the Johan Castberg discovery.

West Hercules drilling in the Barents Sea. (Photo: Statoil/Ole Jørgen Bratland)

Strong increase in drilling exploration in Northern Norway

04/01/2017 kl 15:44 0 kommentarer

More than half of the 30 new explorations wells that Statoil is planning on drilling in 2017 are located on the Norwegian continental shelf. This represents a 30 percent increase compared with 2016.

Statoil har flere områder i Barentshavet de anser som interessante. (Illustrasjon: Statoil)

Statoils got oil exploration plans in the Barents Sea next year

08/11/2016 kl 09:49 0 kommentarer

– It takes excloration to find discoveris, says Jez Averty, Statoils senior vice president for exploration in Norway.

The Arctic National Park, from above, becomes the largest land and marine sanctuary in all of Russia. (Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

As the Ice Melts, Russian Arctic National Park Expands

06/09/2016 kl 10:13 1 kommentar

President Barack Obama’s massive expansion of a marine reserve in the Hawaiian Islands in preparation for the World Conservation Congress may have gotten international attention, but he isn’t the only Arctic leader dedicated to protecting nature.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg photographed following the NATO-Russia Council meeting yesterday. (Photo: NATO)

Growing confrontation pushes Finland & Sweden into arms of NATO

23/05/2016 kl 07:02 0 kommentarer

– In case of growing confrontation and a new Cold War, non-NATO member states like Sweden or Finland could apply for full membership in NATO, says Jonas Kassow, Researcher at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP).

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