China plans to launch a satellite to monitor Arctic shipping routes

China plans to launch a satellite to monitor Arctic shipping routes

China announced plans to launch a new imaging satellite to monitor Arctic shipping routes. The satellite will employ Synthetic Aperture Radar technology able to observe the...
Increased shipping stressing out narwhals, say researchers

Increased shipping stressing out narwhals, say researchers

Researchers have found evidence to suggest increased marine traffic is stressing out narwhals. A new study, discussed on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the ArcticNet science...
The Northern Sea Route saw a record number of ships transit in 2020

The Northern Sea Route saw a record number of ships transit...

LONDON — Ships sailing through the Arctic region's busiest lane along the Siberian coast made the highest number of trips on record this year...
Massive dredging opens a shallow Russian Arctic gulf for bigger ships

Massive dredging opens a shallow Russian Arctic gulf for bigger ships

Russia's state nuclear power company Rosatom and its subsidiary Hydrographical Company undertook major dredging operations in the Gulf of Ob (also known as Ob...
A new inventory of Arctic infrastructure aims to spur sustainable development

A new inventory of Arctic infrastructure aims to spur sustainable development

A new online database of Arctic infrastructure launched on Wednesday, with the goal of filling an information gap and promoting better development in the...
Swedish miner invests up to €39bn in massive transformation for carbon-free future

Swedish miner invests up to €39bn in massive transformation for carbon-free...

The Swedish state-owned mining company LKAB unveiled massive new investments this week aimed at producing steel without fossil fuels. The unprecedented plans, presented on Monday,...
IMO, Arctic states face criticism over a weak HFO ban

IMO, Arctic states face criticism over a weak HFO ban

The International Maritime Organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee moved to ban the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic Ocean on...
Russia’s new nuclear icebreaker abruptly ends its first working Arctic voyage

Russia’s new nuclear icebreaker abruptly ends its first working Arctic voyage

Following last month’s test voyage to the North Pole, and formal launch ceremony in Murmansk, Russia's giant new nuclear icebreaker Arktika embarked on its first...
Norway announces plans to ban HFO around Svalbard, leapfrogging proposed IMO regulation

Norway announces plans to ban HFO around Svalbard, leapfrogging proposed IMO...

The Norwegian government is finalizing plans for a ban of heavy fuel oil in the waters around the Svalbard archipelago. The use of HFO...
In a year of crisis, shipping on Russia’s Northern Sea Route continues to grow

In a year of crisis, shipping on Russia’s Northern Sea Route...

In the first 10 months of 2020, a total of 26.37 million tons of goods were shipped on Russia's Northern Sea Route. That is...