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  1. Rocks in the right place at the right time…

      This image looks two examples of the strange and important ways that geology and where it’s located can affect international governance and regulation. From the presence of tiny coralline islands to ownership of the Arctic! To read the full posting, click here.

  2. How to Thread a Fiber-Optic Cable Through the Arctic

      The ice that has long covered the North American Arctic is melting away, creating an opportunity for companies to capitalize on these virgin waters. Among the shipping and oil mavens with an eye on the Northwest Passage is the company Arctic Fibre, which is trying to thread a...

  3. Obama withdraws 9.8m acres of Arctic Ocean

      President Obama is withdrawing 9.8 million acres of the Beaufort and Chukchi seas from future oil and gas lease sales. Yesterday’s announcement comes in conjunction with the Department of Interior’s draft five-year offshore plan. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has already described...

  4. Global warming, a fisherman’s friend?

      For millions of years, the marine biotas of the North Atlantic and North Pacific have been separated by harsh climate conditions in the Arctic. A new study*, published in the current issue of Nature Climate Change, underlines that climate change has begun to weaken this natural...

  5. Fugro invests in Arctic survey capability

    The Research & Development Corp. (RDC) is investing US$4.9 million in a multi-purpose survey, support and research and development vessel to be stationed in St John’s. The total cost to design, build and operate such a vessel over a 10-year period is estimated at more than $100...

  6. Submissions open for Cryosphere Geophysics Special Section in GEOPHYSICS

    This is a reminder about the upcoming Special Section in GEOPHYSICS on “Advancements in the measurement of the cryosphere using geophysics” due at the end of this month.  This Special Section is now open for submissions; you can find the official announcement on the SEG journal...

  7. Focus on Copernicus Applications

    Copernicus provides a unified system through which vast amounts of data are fed into a range of information services designed to benefit the environment, the way we live, humanitarian needs and support effective policy-making for a more sustainable future. Click here for a few examples of...

  8. Exporting Water: Ice, ice, everywhere

      It has taken a year, but Arctic Ice Cap Water has figured out how it can turn the ice that flows by the Ilulissat, Greenland-based bottled water firm into a product for export. Read more. To follow the IceCam and its updates, click here.

  9. Bucknell Answers: The Unfreezing Arctic

    As the Arctic becomes a central focus of conversations about climate change, how can understanding its complicated history help scientists, policy makers and the people of the Arctic make the best decisions for its future? Click here for Q&A with Professor Andrew Stuhl

  10. Satellites catch Austfonna shedding ice

      Rapid ice loss in a remote Arctic ice cap has been detected by the Sentinel-1A and CryoSat satellites. Located on Norway’s Nordaustlandet island in the Svalbard archipelago, parts of the Austfonna ice cap have thinned by more than 50 m since 2012 – about a sixth of the...