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  1. In search of an Arctic 'holy grail'

    The area of the Arctic Ocean that sea ice covers has long been detectable from satellite data. Images of sea ice drifting southward along Greenland’s coast and graphs showing declining summer ice around Alaska are commonplace in climate science. But the thickness of that ice is not so...

  2. Call for Proposals: 2016 Fisheries Resource Monitoring

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Subsistence Management's Fisheries Resource Monitoring Program is seeking technically sound proposals that gather information to manage and conserve subsistence fishery resources on Federal public lands and waters in...

  3. Polar Law Master's programmes in Iceland

    Do you have students who are interested in furthering their education in law or environmental studies? The Master’s programmes at the University of Akureyri are the first of their kind in the world and provide a unique focus on Polar Law. All the Polar Law subjects are taught in...

  4. Survey - Sensor deployment in remote areas

    Scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have developed ADIOS (Aircraft Deployable Ice Observation Systems), a system for deploying GPS sensors into remote areas. Students from Cambridge University are carrying out market analysis to understand the usefulness of this system and...

  5. 2nd Call from Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme 2014-2020

    The Second Call for main project applications is open from 5th January to 10th April 2015. The Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Programme 2014-2020 is part of the European Territorial Cooperation Objective supported by the European Regional Development Fund. The programme area covers the...

  6. Siberian ‘ice wedges’ help track Arctic climate history

      Close scrutiny of giant underground ice wedges in Siberia have helped climate scientists gain a better understanding of temperature trends in the Arctic. After picking apart the ice layers year by year and analyzing chemical signatures, researchers with the Germany’s Alfred...

  7. 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.

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...