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...
Russia eyes reviving Cold War-era ground-effect vehicles to patrol the Arctic

Russia eyes reviving Cold War-era ground-effect vehicles to patrol the Arctic

Russian officials are considering bringing back an unusual vehicle from the late Cold War era to extend the nation's ability to protect infrastructure in...
Russia sets out stringent new rules for foreign ships on the Northern Sea Route

Russia sets out stringent new rules for foreign ships on the...

The Russian government has elaborated a set of rules for foreign naval vessels sailing on the Northern Sea Route, according to Izvestia. The newspaper has...
Funding for a long-awaited US heavy icebreaker is target of House GOP cuts

Funding for a long-awaited US heavy icebreaker is target of House...

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives' Appropriations committee approved its Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2019 — and funding for a...
The first battery-powered cruise ship sails for the Arctic

The first battery-powered cruise ship sails for the Arctic

The world's first cruise ship propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage, cruise operator...
The mission to salvage a stranded Svalbard fishing vessel is on hold until August

The mission to salvage a stranded Svalbard fishing vessel is on...

Norwegian coastal authorities say it is safest to let a shrimp trawler stranded in the waters north of Svalbard since December 28 to remain in...
LNG tanker completes first winter Northern Sea Route crossing without an escort

LNG tanker completes first winter Northern Sea Route crossing without an...

Last month, the LNG tanker Eduard Toll made history as the first ship to cross Russia’s Northern Sea Route in winter without the help...
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...
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...
How massive state budget cuts threaten Arctic research and rural public safety in Alaska

How massive state budget cuts threaten Arctic research and rural public...

The University of Alaska system, known for its Arctic, climate and oceans research, will lose 41 percent of its state funding under budget vetoes...