Canada and Russia are looking to deploy surveillance drones in the Arctic

Canada and Russia are looking to deploy surveillance drones in the...

Canada is looking to purchase an unmanned aerial vehicle from Germany, while Russian defense manufacturer Kalashnikov and the country’s Foundation for Advanced Research Projects have launched...
Russia’s Northern Sea Route sees record cargo volume in 2018

Russia’s Northern Sea Route sees record cargo volume in 2018

Russia’s Northern Sea Route saw another record-setting year in 2018 as 18 million tons of cargo traveled along the country’s Arctic coastline. This compares...
New U.S. spending bill brings icebreaker funding back

New U.S. spending bill brings icebreaker funding back

The U.S. government's $330 billion spending bill, released late Wednesday evening, includes funding for new icebreakers.The budget includes a total of $675 million for...
Arctic railway not commercially viable, report says

Arctic railway not commercially viable, report says

The Finnish-Norwegian working group exploring a potential Arctic rail corridor connecting Rovaniemi in Finland to the Arctic Ocean at Kirkenes, Norway says cargo volumes...
Russian Deputy Premier steps up support for Novatek’s Arctic LNG shipments

Russian Deputy Premier steps up support for Novatek’s Arctic LNG shipments

Natural gas company Novatek is calling for amendments in current Russian legislation in order to pave the way for shipments of liquified natural gas...
A new Arctic Council database to offer clues about shipping yet to be

A new Arctic Council database to offer clues about shipping yet...

The Arctic Council working group dealing with maritime environmental-protection issues has unveiled a database it hopes will can prevent accidents by helping policymakers and...
Novatek signs construction contracts for Arctic LNG 2, as Yamal project hits milestone

Novatek signs construction contracts for Arctic LNG 2, as Yamal project...

Novatek, Russia's largest privately-owned natural gas producer, has signed several contracts for construction on its Arctic LNG 2 project, even as the company announces...
A joint Arctic emergency response network gets underway

A joint Arctic emergency response network gets underway

A five-year project to improve Arctic emergency response capabilities will be led by a Norwegian agency and funded by the European Union.The Joint Rescue...
Russia’s Arctic seaports saw explosive growth in 2018

Russia’s Arctic seaports saw explosive growth in 2018

The volumes of goods shipped through parts across the Russian Arctic were up almost 25 percent in 2018, according to information from the Russian Transport...
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...