Alaska’s Changing Oil Landscape and the BP-Hilcorp Deal: What’s at stake?


The Trans-Alaska Pipeline spans 1,300 km from the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Alaska. Photo by Luca Galuzzi

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From Dales Voe to Scapa Flow: Scotland, a Leading Marine Hub for the Arctic


Scapa Flow © Damien Entwistle/Flickr. Peter Sherwin On Monday, 23 September 2019, the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s first Arctic Policy

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The North holds the Key: Unlocking Canada-Scotland Trade Potential


Dr Dwayne Menezes and Dr Karen Everett On Monday, 23 September 2019, the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s first Arctic Policy Framework

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Scotland’s New Arctic Policy: Deepening Collaboration With Canada


Stromness Marina. © Alan Jamieson/Flickr. On Monday, 23 September 2019, the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s first Arctic Policy Framework in

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Scottish Land Reforms: Lessons in Community Regeneration for the Arctic?


Ulva. © James Stringer/Flickr. Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes (with thanks to Max Baring of Thomson Reuters Foundation for the film)

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Win-Win Scottish Arctic Policy can Build Greater Connectivity and Resilience


Dales Voe. Image from Lerwick Port Authority. https://www.lerwick-harbour.co.uk/decommissioning Prof Brooks Kaiser On Monday, 23 September 2019, the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s

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Climate Vulnerability Index for World Heritage: From Orkney to 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, Outer Space


Max Daniels On Monday, 23 September 2019, the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s first Arctic Policy Framework in Stromness, Orkney. You

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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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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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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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Canada becomes Third Party to Ratify Commercial Fishing Regulation in the Central Arctic Ocean


International waters of the Central Arctic Ocean. Dr Nikolas Sellheim The protection of biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction is an issue

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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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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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