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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Education in Scotland: International Engagement with the Arctic


Image: The Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen. © University of Aberdeen Library/Flickr. Liz Bowman On Monday, 23 September

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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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The Rural North – Opportunities and Challenges for Scottish and Arctic Communities


Image by Bill Kasman from Pixabay. Dr Nikolas Sellheim On Monday, 23 September 2019, the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s first

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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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The Ellett Line: Scotland’s Decades of Subpolar Marine Observation


RRS Discovery Scientific Cruise DY052 – The Extended Ellett Line. ukosnap.wordpress.com/ © Captain Smurf/Flickr. Erin Willahan On Monday, 23 September 2019, 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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Scotland, the UK and the EU in the Arctic: Strengthening Partnerships


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

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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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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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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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Maine Trade Mission to the UK & Ireland, September 2018


Commissioner Denise Garland of the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development; UK Regional Envoy to the US, Mark Garnier

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Trade and the Canadian North


(L to R) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexican Minister of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo

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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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From Shelter to Showpiece: The Evolution of Halley


Photo via British Antarctic Survey Examining the history of UK’s Halley Station reveals much about advances in engineering and architecture.

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