China looks to further its Arctic role by constructing Arc7 LNG carriers

China looks to further its Arctic role by constructing Arc7 LNG...

Last month Russia’s natural gas giant Novatek and its shipping partners took delivery of the last of fifteen ice-breaking Arc7 LNG carriers. These highly specialized...
The first Arctic decree from Russia’s new prime minister is about oil

The first Arctic decree from Russia’s new prime minister is about...

Three days after he was announced as Russia’s new prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin granted Gazprom Neft the right to develop the Khambateyskoye oil and...
Finnair expands its network across northern borders into Norway and Russia

Finnair expands its network across northern borders into Norway and Russia

Finnair, the national carrier of Finland, is taking advantage of its role as an important airline for Asian tourists heading to destinations inside the...
In a last move as PM, Russia’s Medvedev secured funding for the first Lider-class icebreaker

In a last move as PM, Russia’s Medvedev secured funding for...

On January 15, the same day he delivered his resignation, former Russian Prim minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a resolution allocating 127 billion rubles (€1.85...
Canada’s western Arctic waters are set to see better marine monitoring

Canada’s western Arctic waters are set to see better marine monitoring

By this spring, communities in Canada's western Arctic will have a better handle on just who is passing through their waters.From a geofence that...
New Delhi confirms Indian stake in Rosneft’s new Arctic oil project

New Delhi confirms Indian stake in Rosneft’s new Arctic oil project

India's energy minister said Wednesday that there will be Indian participation in a major Arctic oil project to be developed in Russia’s remote Taymyr...
As Svalbard reaches peak tourism, Oslo suggests fewer, better tour operators might be in store

As Svalbard reaches peak tourism, Oslo suggests fewer, better tour operators...

Back in the 1990s, when decision-makers in Oslo first begin thinking of ways to develop Svalbard’s tourism industry, it was considered just one of...
To improve internet in northern Canada, $1 million is up for grabs

To improve internet in northern Canada, $1 million is up for...

Applications for the annual Community Investment Program from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s $1 million grant initiative will open today.Not-for-profits, charities, and researchers are...
Nuclear icebreaker escorts on the Northern Sea Route went up 54 percent in 2019

Nuclear icebreaker escorts on the Northern Sea Route went up 54...

Nuclear-powered icebreakers in 2019 escorted at total of 510 vessels on the Northern Sea Route.According to Rosatomflot, the company managing Russia’s fleet of nuclear-powered...
As ‘flight shame’ grows, northern Scandinavia airports see mixed impact

As ‘flight shame’ grows, northern Scandinavia airports see mixed impact

With 2019 being the year when ‘Flight shame’ was became widely known as a social movement aimed at boycotting air travel to reduce carbon...