NOAA plans to test Saildrones for Arctic Ocean mapping

NOAA plans to test Saildrones for Arctic Ocean mapping

The Arctic Ocean is expected to see a rise in traffic as ice melts and seas warm. Yet according to some estimates, only 4.7...
More ships are traveling longer distances in Canada’s Northwest Passage

More ships are traveling longer distances in Canada’s Northwest Passage

The once-impenetrable Northwest Passage through Arctic Canada’s marine waters has now become a site of routine vessel transits and growing traffic. Ship use increased substantially...
The US extends a new economic aid package to Greenland

The US extends a new economic aid package to Greenland

NUUK — Greenland said on Wednesday it had agreed to a new economic aid package with the United States, which seeks to boost ties...
Regional airline Widerøe cuts flights in northern Norway

Regional airline Widerøe cuts flights in northern Norway

Widerøe, Norway's third largest airline and the largest regional airline in the Nordic nations, says it will reduce routes from Tromsø to Kirkenes, Vadsø...
Four tourists from Sweden, Finland, presumed dead in avalanche in Norway

Four tourists from Sweden, Finland, presumed dead in avalanche in Norway

OSLO — Four tourists from Finland and Sweden were presumed dead on Friday, two days after they were feared to have been swept away...
Alaska faces triple hit from coronavirus due to reliance on oil, fishing, tourism

Alaska faces triple hit from coronavirus due to reliance on oil,...

ANCHORAGE — The U.S. state of Alaska is, for the moment, distant from the worst medical ravages of the coronavirus pandemic. But its economy...
Norway’s Bodø will be a 2024 European Capital of Culture

Norway’s Bodø will be a 2024 European Capital of Culture

With a campaign that emphasized its Arctic location, Norway's Bodø won the competition to become a European Capital of Culture 2024. It is the first...
A Russian research ship is detained in Denmark in a lawsuit over a Canadian Arctic accident

A Russian research ship is detained in Denmark in a lawsuit...

COPENHAGEN — A Russian state research ship was detained in a Danish port this week at the request of a Canadian cruise operator pursuing...
Finnish tour operator ends visits to sacred Sami island

Finnish tour operator ends visits to sacred Sami island

The island Ukonsaari, Äijih in Inari Sámi, is the most famous holy place for the Sámi in Finland. Tours to the island have been a...
Invasive pink salmon are surging in the European Arctic, even as native Atlantic salmon decline

Invasive pink salmon are surging in the European Arctic, even as...

The Fishing and Hunting Association in the Norwegian municipality of Sør-Varanger last week halted fishing in several of its local rivers. The ban comes...