How ordinary ship traffic could help map the uncharted Arctic Ocean seafloor

How ordinary ship traffic could help map the uncharted Arctic Ocean...

Throughout world, the ocean floor's details remain largely a mystery; less than 10 percent has been mapped using modern sonar technology. Even in the...
A cruise ship runs aground in Canada’s Arctic waters

A cruise ship runs aground in Canada’s Arctic waters

The Russian-flagged passenger ship Akademik Ioffe ran aground along Canada’s Arctic Northwest Passage with 162 people aboard early on Friday, August 24th.The ship’s operator, One Ocean...
Conservative British politicians warn Russia over its military expansion in the Arctic

Conservative British politicians warn Russia over its military expansion in the...

Two top British politicians speaking at a political conference over the weekend said the nation would push back firmly against Russian military encroachment in...
A deepwater port in Alaska’s Arctic is essential for U.S. national security

A deepwater port in Alaska’s Arctic is essential for U.S. national...

While cooperation has been a hallmark of Arctic relations between the United States and Russia, it is important to consider national security due to...
Researchers hope new techniques will unlock secrets of oil spills in sea ice

Researchers hope new techniques will unlock secrets of oil spills in...

As the Arctic warms, ships transporting oil to and from the region are poised to become more common. And more ships means a higher...
New Coast Guard commandant sees the Arctic as an urgent concern

New Coast Guard commandant sees the Arctic as an urgent concern

Less than two months into his new job, Adm. Karl L. Schultz, the new commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, encountered a surprise. The...
US Coast Guard launches study aimed at improving shipping safety in Chukchi and Beaufort seas

US Coast Guard launches study aimed at improving shipping safety in...

Months after the International Maritime Organization approved a set of shipping safety measures for the Bering Strait region, the U.S. Coast Guard is starting...
China just received its first LNG shipment to arrive directly from the Russian Arctic by ship

China just received its first LNG shipment to arrive directly from...

A liquified natural gas shipment arrived in China from Russia's Yamal LNG project via the Northern Sea Route for the first time on Thursday,...
A Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker will make 5 North Pole voyages this summer

A Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker will make 5 North Pole voyages this...

The most powerful icebreaker ever built, 50 let pobedy (50 Years of Victory), will serve as a cruise ship for high-paying travelers this summer. Starting in Murmansk,...
A shifting north magnetic pole forces an unprecedented navigation fix

A shifting north magnetic pole forces an unprecedented navigation fix

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over a mountain camp north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik,...