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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The Polar Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise: The Value of Past Perspectives


Climate change represents an existential threat to humanity. The IPCC’s most optimistic future emissions projection, RCP2.6, models a further 0.3-1.7oC

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Icebreakers: An Overview


As the Arctic ice cap retreats further north every summer, the Arctic Ocean becomes an ever more enticing area for

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Arctic Sea Ice Extent is the Second Lowest on Record, but What of Antarctica?


View of the Earth on 21 September 2005 with the full Antarctic region visible. Image via NASA. The paradoxical behaviour

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Recalibrating Maritime Security in the Arctic


Two fishermen working near the front of the Knud Rasmussen glacier in East Greenland. © Mads Pihl – Visit Greenland

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The Future of the Marine Arctic


This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Polar Journal on 06/04/2016, available

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A Ten-Year Prioritization of Infrastructure Needs in the U.S. Arctic (May 2016)


Image: Malaspina of the Alaska Marine Highway System © Gillfoto  In May 2016, the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System

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The Sea Ice Never Stops: Circumpolar Inuit Reflections on Sea Ice Use and Shipping in Inuit Nunaat (December 2014)


This report from the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), published in December 2014, contributes to the ongoing work of the Sustainable

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