The Need to Consider Chinese Tourism in Antarctica


China’s Great Wall station, Antarctica (Source: Panoramio). Max Daniels Chinese foreign policy is receiving ever more attention in Western policy

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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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Protected: Iceland’s Biodome – One Country’s Ambition To Be A Global Leader In Sustainability, Tourism And Geo Climate Technology


There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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Dispatch from the Official Home of Santa Claus: Interview with Finnish Entrepreneur Ilkka Länkinen


Next to its pristine nature and Northern Lights, Lapland is known for accommodating Santa Claus and his elves. In Rovaniemi

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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 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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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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Arctic Development Opportunities (2016)


PÖYRY PLC                 Press release 11 April 2016 at 12:00 EEST Pöyry and former Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen investigate opportunities of

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A Strategic Vision for the North: Finland’s Prospects for Economic Growth in the Arctic Region (2015)


Finland’s former Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen has made a study on Finland’s prospects for economic growth in Arctic and northern

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Arctic Expertise in Finland (2012)


Except for the Foreword, the text of the publication has been compiled by Markku Heikkilä and Marjo Laukkanen from the

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