Scotland, the Arctic, Outer Space

Max Daniels Outer space is not a niche field. Central to the Scottish and British economies, and ever more essential

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The Ellett Line: Scotland’s Decades of Subpolar Marine Observation

RRS Discovery Scientific Cruise DY052 – The Extended Ellett Line. ukosnap.wordpress.com/ © Captain Smurf/Flickr. Erin Willahan Along the rough seas between Scotland

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New Climate Risk Assessment Tool for World Heritage, Trialed in Scotland, Yields Lessons for the Arctic

Ring of Brodgar, Orkney. The  most northerly of Britain’s stone circles, the henge at Brodgar is the centrepiece of the ‘The

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Scotland, the Arctic and the EU: Strengthening Ties and Partnerships

Micheil Page and Dwayne Menezes Introduction While the EU, the UK and Scotland are navigating the complex dynamics of Brexit

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Shots Heard ‘Round the World: Future of Arctic Research in Face of Alaska’s Budget Crisis

University of Alaska Fairbanks. © Alaska Center for Energy and Power. Erin Willahan and Liz Bowman This summer, the only

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Three Takeaways from Canada’s Arctic and Northern Policy

Crossing glacier-fed streams in the Akshayuk Pass, Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island. © Peter Morgan (Flickr). Dr Andrew Chater The

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Maritime Futures 2035: The Arctic Region. SALIENSEAS Scenario Workshop, Denmark

Doug Cost, Assistant Professor, at University of Alaska Fairbanks, at the 2018 SALIENSEAS Scenario Workshop Dr Berill Blair On 13

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Geo Climate Biodome Resort Granted Planning Approval – Will be World’s First

An artist’s impression of the ALDIN  at dusk in the Elliðaárdalur Valley & Park, Reykjavik, Iceland (Source: WilkinsonEyre © 2019).

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The Arkansas Cotton in Trump’s Woolly Greenland Linen

Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes The Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen might have dismissed Trump’s plan to purchase Greenland as “absurd”,

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Embassy of Iceland to the UK and PRPI host Evening on Sustainable Arctic Tourism in London

On 26 June 2019, Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) had the great pleasure of hosting an evening on Sustainable

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CITES and the Polar Bear

Dr Nikolas Sellheim Introduction The parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

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“Greenland is Greenlandic”

Kangerlussuaq Airport. Image by D-Stanley is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Prof Brooks Kaiser What the heck is up with

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Trump’s Greenland Plan: The Rebirth of an 1867 American Dream

Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes Late last Thursday, #Greenland was among the most trending items on Twitter – and, oddly, for

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Scotland seizes Arctic winds of change

Seilebost Beach on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides. Possibly a former Viking “resort,” and perhaps in both the former

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Trade, Canada’s Territories and the Arctic Council’s Asian Observers

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau at the 44th G7 summit. (Government of

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For Biodiversity and Beyond! A Scenario for Transformative Regime Change in the Arctic Region

Image by mpater22 from Pixabay Nikolas Sellheim Introduction In their paper Integrating Proximal and Horizon Threats to Biodiversity for Conservation,

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Sustainable Tourism Development in the Nordic Arctic: Proceedings of 2019 Iceland Workshop

Since 2018, Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) has joined forces with the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) to host

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SDWG is the Human Voice of the Arctic Council: Sarah Cox

Sarah Cox and Justin Barnes In this ‘Polar Matters’ interview, Sarah Cox, Director of the Circumpolar Affairs Directorate, Department of

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The GCC-Russia-China LNG Triangle and Role of Transnational Knowledge Networks: Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen

Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen (Professor, Barents Chair in Politics, University of Tromsø), with Tero Vauraste (Chair of the Arctic Economic Council)

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Commercial Sealers under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants

Woodstock in northern Newfoundland. © Nikolas Sellheim Nikolas Sellheim On 17 December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted

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