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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United States National Ocean Policy – Relevant Documents (2009-2016)


On June 12, 2009, President Obama sent a memorandum to the heads of executive departments and Federal agencies establishing an Interagency Ocean

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The United States Navy Arctic Roadmap for 2014 to 2030 (February 2014)


Executive Summary The United States is an Arctic nation through the state of Alaska and its surrounding territorial and Exclusive

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New Swedish Environmental Policy for the Arctic (January 2016)


Image: © Tomas Utsi/imagebank.sweden.se In January 2016, the Government of Sweden published its new environmental strategy for the Arctic. The Government

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