The Arctic Circle Road: The Road to Freedom?


The construction of the Arctic Circle Road, connecting Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut, commenced in 2020. © Dwayne Menezes Justin Barnes On

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10: Niels Henriksen: Mapping the Caledonian Fold Belt – the Alps of East Greenland


Julie Hollis In this episode, we hear more from Niels Henriksen, emeritus senior scientist at the Geological Survey of Denmark

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09: Kent Brooks – Earliest drilling of the remarkable Skaergaard layered intrusion


Julie Hollis In this episode, we hear more from Kent Brooks – Emeritus Professor at the Geological Museum in Copenhagen

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08: Brian Upton – Beginnings of understanding plate tectonics, “a hell of an exciting time!”


Julie Hollis In this episode, we hear more from Brian Upton, Professor at the University of Edinburgh, about his early

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07: Niels Henriksen – Lifting the ‘iron curtain’ on geological mapping Northeast Greenland


Julie Hollis In this episode, we hear more from Niels Henriksen, emeritus senior scientist at the Geological Survey of Denmark

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06: Kent Brooks – The Plane Crash


Julie Hollis In this episode, we hear from Kent Brooks, Emeritus Professor at the Geological Museum in Copenhagen, about a

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05: Brian Upton – Mapping the unusual alkaline rocks of the Gardar Province


Julie Hollis In this episode of Polar Podcasts, we hear more from Brian Upton, Emeritus Professor of Geology at the

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04: Bjørn Thomassen – ‘Taken in’ – Beginnings that led to 42 summers exploring Greenland


Julie Hollis In this episode, we hear from Bjørn Thomassen, Emeritus senior scientist at the Geological Survey of Denmark and

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03: Kent Brooks – The kindling of a 50-year career studying East Greenland


Julie Hollis In this episode, we hear from Kent Brooks, Emeritus Professor from the Geological Museum in Copenhagen, about how

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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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Greenland in the Middle: The Latest Front in a Great Power Rivalry


Image by Bernd Hildebrandt from Pixabay Mingming Shi and Marc Lanteigne Under normal circumstances, the announcement of an American foreign

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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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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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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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The Arkansas Cotton in Trump’s Woolly Greenland Linen


Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes The Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen might have dismissed Trump’s plan to purchase Greenland as “absurd”,

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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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CITES and the Polar Bear


Dr Nikolas Sellheim Introduction The parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

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“Greenland is Greenlandic”


Kangerlussuaq Airport. Image by D-Stanley is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Prof Brooks Kaiser What the heck is up with

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