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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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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Permafrost: A Lesser Nemesis?


Image via Alaska Science Center / United States Geological Survey A paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience sheds new

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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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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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Advancing Implementation of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region (March 2016)


On 9 March 2016, the White House-led Arctic Executive Steering Committee (AESC) released the 2015 Year in Review—Progress Report on the Implementation

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Executive Order (E.O.) 13689 – Enhancing Coordination of National Efforts in the Arctic (January 2015)


In January 2015, President Obama signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13689, Enhancing Coordination of National Efforts in the Arctic, which created a

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Final Report and Implementation Plan of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission (January 2015)


In April 2012, the Alaska State Legislature established the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission to “develop an Arctic policy for the

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National Strategy for the Arctic Region Implementation Report (January 2015)


In March 2015, the Obama Administration released a report highlighting progress made by the federal government in the Arctic during 2014. This

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