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…

Coast Guard Leaders from Arctic Nations Sign Historic Joint Statement

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the below news release, announcing establishment of the Arctic Coast Guard Forum with the signing of a joint statement by leaders representing all eight coast guard agencies of the Arctic nations – Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, the Russian Federation, Sweden, and the United States. The Forum is…

North Pole – The latest tourist trap

The use of icebreakers to take tourists for a transit from Murmansk to the North Pole, a barbeque, a glass of champagne, and a photo op. There have been one hundred such trips in recent years. Some more adventurous types have reached the North Pole by dogsled, snow mobile, or airplane. Polar research is one…