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…

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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…

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