20 08 2014
On 25 and 26 September 2014 the K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, Tromsø, will host a conference on the legal issues associated with the developments and use of energy resources in the Arctic. The conference aims to bring together scholars, graduate students, practitioners, representatives of the energy industry, non-governmental organizations and indigenous peoples to discuss a range of legal issues associated with the development...
11 09 2013
"Where does the wind blow from when you stand at the North Pole? From the South!" Our expedition to the Arctic now has first-hand experience of this since the beginning of April. In the early morning hours, reckoned by our Finnish watches, the sun shone in a clear sky and it was almost 30 degrees below zero. The flat, bright ice field around us was immense. Our biggest surprise was the thickness of the sea ice. Almost all of us presumed that the long-term ice would be very thick, but drilli...
The Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of development of the Arctic strengthens communication and outreach within the EU and between the EU and the Arctic community about the contribution the EU is making to address environmental and other issues raised by the rapid development of the Arctic region as a result of economic and climate change.
The Arctic News Portlet is thematically structured to enable access to the latest news on Science, Society, Shipping, Politics, Climate change and Resources. With fresh daily entries accessible directly from the Portlet, the site portrays news from various respectful sources around the circumpolar North.
The hottest topic in the Arctic today is the Climate Change and the changes in the Arctic sea ice. The Climate Change and Sea Ice Portlet presents the most topical issues about climate change and its vast effects on the Arctic.
The Arctic Energy Portlet portrays the topical issues in the energy sector in the Arctic. From oil and gas to renewable energy and nuclear power, the Arctic Energy Portlet shows why the world’s attention has turned to the vast energy resources in the Circumpolar North.
The Arctic Shipping Portlet contains up do date information about Arctic marine and air shipping. Everything from historical voyages to the future shipping routes and hub-ports, the Portlets contains comprehensive information about prominent issues of Arctic shipping.
The Arctic Portlet introduces the circumpolar North, the geography, wildlife, people and various forms of governance, seeking to answer all the general questions about this exciting area and giving the readers an insightful peek into one of the world's last true wildernesses.
Fishing in the Circumpolar North is a significant economic resource. About 70 percent of the world’s total white fish supply comes from Arctic waters. The Fishing Portlet portrays the most topical issues in Arctic fisheries ranging from the management to impacts of climate change.