02: Brian Upton – “Ilimaussaq is magic” – Beginnings of a lifelong passion for alkaline rocks


Julie Hollis In this episode, we hear from Brian Upton, Emeritus Professor of Geology at the University of Edinburgh, about

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01: Niels Henriksen – The beginnings of a more than half-century career mapping Greenland


Julie Hollis In this episode, we hear from Niels Henriksen, known to many as Oscar, Emeritus senior scientist with the

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Polar Podcasts: Stories from Greenland’s Geologists


Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) is delighted to partner with Julie Hollis in bringing you Polar Podcasts, a new

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Total liquefaction: Arctic LNG on the rise?


Equinor (formerly, Statoil)’s Hammerfest LNG in Melkøya in northern Norway. © Joakim Aleksander Mathisen/Flickr. Nadia French It is not a secret

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Listening to Arctic Voices in Extractive Industries


Rachael Lorna Johnstone and Anne Merrild Hansen in Tasiilaq. Dr Rachael Lorna Johnstone Adjunct Professor of Law, Ilisimatusarfik, Greenland; Professor of

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Should We Plan for Polar Humanitarianism?


Dogs to the rescue in a whiteout on Svalbard? By Ilan Kelman Prof Ilan Kelman The polar regions are often

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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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