Despite potential, shipments from Europe to Asia transiting the Northern Sea Route remain rare

Despite potential, shipments from Europe to Asia transiting the Northern Sea...

Russia is building new Arctic infrastructure and bases, and promotes the Arctic shipping route as an upcoming alternative to the Suez Canal. But there...
A U.S.-Russian Arctic expedition heads to one of the fastest changing parts of the Arctic Ocean

A U.S.-Russian Arctic expedition heads to one of the fastest changing...

More than 50 oceanographic researchers are on board Russia's polar research flagship Akademik Tryoshnikov as it makes its way towards the Laptev Sea and...
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...
First-ever recorded right whale songs come from tiny population swimming in Bering Sea

First-ever recorded right whale songs come from tiny population swimming in...

For years, scientists trying to track the elusive Eastern North Pacific right whale have had to listen with special underwater acoustic devices for the...
Canada’s Navy hones its oil-spill response skills in Arctic waters

Canada’s Navy hones its oil-spill response skills in Arctic waters

When a crew member signals an alarm after spotting oil spilled aboard HMCS Charlottetown, marine engineer Ronald Low is one of the first people...
A new atlas describes the changing marine ecosystem in Canada’s Arctic

A new atlas describes the changing marine ecosystem in Canada’s Arctic

Just in time for the 2018 G7 ministerial meeting in Halifax — where the theme is climate change, marine protection and clean energy — trio of...
2016 deal puts a value on Murmansk port

2016 deal puts a value on Murmansk port

Fertilisers producer Eurochem late 2016 sold a 25 percent stake in the Murmansk Commercial Sea Port to SUEK, the coal company.That deal is worth...
Dozens of vessels violate safety rules on Northern Sea Route

Dozens of vessels violate safety rules on Northern Sea Route

During the first ten months of 2017, the Russian Northern Sea Route Administration recorded 88 violations of its Rules of Navigation committed by 84...
Russia appears close to finalizing a reorganization of the Northern Sea Route under Rosatom

Russia appears close to finalizing a reorganization of the Northern Sea...

The Russian government appears to be close to finalizing its decision to reorganize Northern Sea Route competencies. Under the new structure Rosatom, a state...
Canadian navy preps for the perils of iceberg alley

Canadian navy preps for the perils of iceberg alley

The watch crew standing on the bridge of the HMCS Charlottetown hold on tight on Sept. 2 and brace themselves against the shock of...