Infographic: Why Protect Antartica’s Ocean?

Antarctica’s ocean is home to thousands of marine species, many of these species can be found nowhere else in the world. All of these species rely on the Southern Ocean to survive. This is one of our fun infographics introducing some of these wonderful creatures. Click on the infographic and it will expand to a…

EU Council conclusions on the Arctic

The EU Council discussed the future integrated EU policy for the Arctic with a view to set out a coherent response to the environmental, economic and social challenges of the region, on the basis of the joint communication by the High Representative and the Commission issued in April 2016. An important objective of the EU…

UN: Russia submits claim for the North Pole.

The United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea issued a Notice stating that the Russian Federation presented a partially revised submission regarding the limits of its continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baseline from which the breadth of its territorial sea is measured with respect to the Arctic Ocean.…

Canada Takes Action to Enhance Marine Safety in the Arctic

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, announced today that the Government of Canada is investing $22.7 million over five years on a cash basis to improve the safety of marine transportation in the…