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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Export Trade from the Canadian Territories: A Closer Look


Iqaluit, Nunavut. Photo by Aaron M Lloyd. Karen Everett In a previous article, I provided an overview of international trade

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The Trillion-Dollar Reason for an Arctic Infrastructure Standard


Iron ore is regularly transported by train from Sweden to the Norwegian coast, one example of the growing number of

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Delegates from 20 Nations convene in the United Kingdom for Arctic Encounter London 2019


Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) and the Arctic Encounter host the first Arctic Encounter London in London, UK, on

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When the Kingdom Comes: Saudi Arabia in the Arctic


Richard Clifford It is often said that what happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic but affects

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Dr Nikolas Sellheim on The Seal Hunt: Cultures, Economies and Legal Regimes


© Nikolas Sellheim Lana Ollier and Nikolas Sellheim For the January edition of Polar Matters, Lana Ollier, Fellow at Polar Research

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Iceland’s Biodome – A Global Leader in Sustainability, Tourism and Geo Climate Technology


An architect’s impression of ALDIN Biodome Reykjavik – A geo climate oasis, wellness attraction and all-weather destination in Reykjavik.  ©

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Alaskans are Poised to ‘Take a Stand’ in Fish-Focused Ballot Measure


© Erin Willahan Erin Willahan If the upcoming mid-term elections this November were not polarising enough for communities across the

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The Need to Consider Chinese Tourism in Antarctica


China’s Great Wall station, Antarctica (Source: Panoramio). Max Daniels Chinese foreign policy is receiving ever more attention in Western policy

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Antarctic Land-Based Tourism: Having One’s Feet on the Ground


Antarctica: Cape Evans. © Eli Duke.  Max Daniels Land-based activities are a specialised and niche part of Antarctic tourism, which

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AMAP Assessment 2018: Arctic Ocean Acidification. PRPI Fellow Brooks Kaiser among Lead Authors


Prof. Brooks Kaiser, Head of the Fisheries Unit at Polar Research and Policy Initiative, is one of the lead authors

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A Krill-iant Idea! – The Powers of Industry for Conservation


Figure 1: Krill, one of the most important species in our oceans (British Antarctic Survey). Micheil Page Introduction Our perception

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Arctic Antibiotics – The Hunt for New Medicines in the Arctic


Figure 1: The future of medicine could be hiding here, on the Arctic seabed where unknown organisms dwell (NSF, 2005)

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Yours, Mine or Ours? The Kvanefjeld Multi-Element Project in Narsaq, Greenland


Narsaq, Greenland. © jtstewart By Mariel Kieval Introduction Climate change has already begun to take a toll on the amount

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Rail and Port Linkages: The Case of Churchill, Manitoba


  By Brooks Kaiser and Mieke Coppes Adapted from Kaiser, B. A., Pahl, J., & Horbel, C. (2018). The Port

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Growing Alaskan-Chinese Trade at Risk from Trade War


Source: ADFG By Liz Bowman and Brooks Kaiser The escalating trade war between China and the US may force Alaskan

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Snow Crab Saga: A Story that Demonstrates the Complexities of Climate Change


Kondratuk Aleksei/Shutterstock.com There’s much more to snow crab than their tasty legs and claws. Especially so in the last few

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A Case for the Commons: The Snow Crab in the Barents


This article has been written by Brooks A Kaiser, Melina Kourantidou and Linda M Fernandez, and published by the Journal of Environmental Management,

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Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) Use in Arctic Shipping: Risks, Alternatives and Legal Options for a Phase-Out


By Sian Prior and Liana James Progress at the International Maritime Organization on a phase-out of the use of heavy

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Dispatch from the Official Home of Santa Claus: Interview with Finnish Entrepreneur Ilkka Länkinen


Next to its pristine nature and Northern Lights, Lapland is known for accommodating Santa Claus and his elves. In Rovaniemi

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