Greenpeace vs Norway: Interview with Truls Gulowsen, Head of Greenpeace Norway


Truls Gulowsen, head of Greenpeace Norway, and Ingrid Skjoldvær, head of Nature and Youth,  file an unprecedented legal case against the

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What are the UK’s Interests in the Arctic?


The UK has been cautious in forming and enacting an Arctic strategy thus far. In many ways, this is unsurprising

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Building the Reykjavík Biodome: Interview with founder Hjördís Sigurdardóttir


Polar Research and Policy Initiative Fellow Thomas Bishop interviewed Hjördís Sigurðardóttir, Founder and CEO of Spor i Sandinn, about Aldin, Biodome Reykjavík. 

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The Implications of the United States-Canada Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the United States’ now former-President Barack Obama. Picture via US Embassy and Consulates, Canada. 2016 ended with one of

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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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Personnel is Policy: Tillerson, Trump’s Cabinet, and the Arctic


When the Arctic Council meets in Fairbanks, Alaska, for the final ministerial of the US chairship, the Arctic’s foreign and

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Lessons from Iceland: Kicking the fossil fuel addiction


When one thinks of the Arctic, certain words spring to mind: cold, dark and remote. For settlements in the far

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Whose Fish? Looking at Svalbard’s Fisheries Protection Zone


When looking at Svalbard, one needs to appreciate its history to understand the unique position that it holds in the

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On The Trans Mountain Pipeline Project: Interview with Tony Penikett


On 1 November 2016, Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, released the report of the Ministerial Panel on the

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IMPACTS OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE ON INDUSTRIAL AND ARTISANAL FISHERIES, AND CULTURE OF MARINE FISH: GLOBAL ROLE OF BRICS


This presentation was delivered at the 2016 Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik by Dr Carolina A. Freire, Professor of Animal

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HSE Petroleum Regulations – BRICS And The Arctic


This presentation was delivered at the 2016 Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik by Celma Regina Hellebust, Lawyer and Honorary Vice-Consul for Brazil

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The Icelandair Saga: Passing with Flying Colours


Image via Icelandair Although the idea is already a few decades old, it is much more recently that Nordic countries

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Decision 2016: Trump’s Arctic


Donald J. Trump – © Gage Skidmore With less than a month to go before the 2016 Presidential elections, the attention of the

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On The Lamentations of Zeno


At a Bureau de Change, I recently spoke to a woman about her holiday plans to the Maldives. She was

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What is China’s Interest in the Arctic?


The representatives of the People’s Republic of China at the Arctic Circle Assembly 2015. China is an observer in the Arctic

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Arctic Development: Rendezvous with Linda Priebe


For the second issue of our bimonthly interview series ‘Polar Matters’, Lana Ollier, Associate at Polar Research and Policy Initiative, spoke to

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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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What is Obama’s Arctic Legacy?


President Obama looking at the effects of climate change on Bear Glacier, Alaska. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) As

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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 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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